Gauge: H0 Era: III
Prototype: Western Pacific
California Zephyr streamlined passenger train set.
General Motors EMD F7-ABB diesel locomotive set, baggage
car, and five streamlined passenger coaches. Includes
coaches with Vista Dome roofs as well as observation car
Model: The unit has a built-in digital decoder
with extensive sound functions. It also has built-in
interior lighting and digitally controlled end lighting on
observation car. Total train length
approximately 205 cm / 80.7 in).
Loco set includes
Märklin's Digital High Efficiency 5-pole motors,
controllable acceleration and deceleration delay,
and sounds (engine, bell, horn, and dynamic
current-conducting couplers and separate digital
circuit for separate control of interior coach
lights as well as headlamp, marker lights, and
California Zephyr drumhead sign on rear Vista
Dome observation car.
Coach consist includes
Burlington baggage car, Denver & Rio Grande
Western (D&RGW) dining car, Chicago
Burlington & Quincy (CB&Q) sleeping car,
Western Pacific (WP) Vista Dome car, CB&Q
Vista Dome car, and D&RGW Vista Dome
Length of entire train is
an impressive 205 cm (over 6 feet 8 inches).
One-time series released in 1999 to
commemorate the 50th anniversary of the California Zephyr