K-4636J   VRE 18" Bombardier Commuter Car 4-PAC  
MSRP:  $499.95  ea. KCC Member Price: $449.96
K-4636J K-4636J K-4636J K-4636J

The Bombardier Bi-Level Passenger Car is one of the largest commuter rail passenger cars, designed to hold 70% more passengers than a single level car. In service since 1977, there are more than 650 of these distinctive cars in service throughout North America. In addition to standard coach cars, these Bi-Level cars include a cab car for push-pull operation, meaning the train can reverse direction without turning the train around. The provides added efficiency for a commuter operation.

The K-LINE scale version of these versitile cars are available in two lengths: 21? for full scale operation on 72? curves and 18? long shortened versions for operation on 31? curves. These high quality cars feature a sturdy plastic body riding on a metal chassis, opening side doors, separate metal grab rails, fully detailed interiors with passengers, new improved interior StreamLighting on both levels. The non-powered cab car features an operating headlight, operating classification lights and lighted number boards for realistic operation. The cab car also includes additional metal details including a die cast pilot and a die cast horn and bell on the roof. Create a commuter train for one of the many transit operations using these Bombardier cars around North America.

In 1992 Virginia Railway Express commuter rail service began from Northern Virginia to Washington. Like in many other US metropolitan areas, one of the leading concerns in establishing rail service was the heavy rush hour traffic on area highways, in this case Interstates 66 and 95. The line mostly uses Norfolk Southern and CSX trackage, plus two miles over Conrail and the final 1.1 miles into Washington Union Station over Amtrak. The total system is 81.1 miles. Train operation is push-pull requiring no train reversals or turn-arounds. The trains are controlled from the cab car northbound and from the locomotive southbound. Although they have since purchased their own Bi-Level cars from another car manufacturers, VRE?s initial cars were Bombardier cars leased from Sound Transit in Seattle. These cars carry the Sounder paint scheme, however, the word ?Sounder? has been replaced with the letters VRE. Add a prototypical VRE GP-40 Diesel with Lionel RailSounds, Command Control, Cruise Control and Electrocouplers to create this early version of this eastern corridor commuter train.

Catalog: 2005 1st Edition
Release Date: In Stock

Passenger Cars Feature
  •   1:48 Scale
  •   Sturdy Plastic Contruction
  •   Metal Chassis
  •   Die Cast Trucks
  •   Separate Metal Grab Rails
  •   Opening Side Doors
  •   New and Improved Interior StreamLighting on Both Levels
  •   Fully Detailed Interior w/Passenger Figures
  •   Separate Roof Vents
  •   Separate Steps
  •   Diaphragms
  •   Windows Flush with Car Body
  •   Cars Require Minimum 31” Curves
  •   18” Long
  •   Control Car Features:
  •   Operating Headlight
  •   Operating Classification Lights
  •   Lighted Number Boards
  •   Die Cast Pilot
  •   Die Cast Horn and Bell on Roof

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