K-4670N   NYC Empire State Express 15" 6-PAC New York Central
MSRP:  $629.95  ea. KCC Member Price: $566.96

The Empire State Express was part of the New York Central?s Great Steel Fleet, the name given to the railroad?s group of all-steel modernized cars. The inaugural run of the Empire State passenger train took place on Dec. 7, 1941, the same day Pearl Harbor was attacked. Despite this unlucky beginning, the Empire State became known for its luxurious accommodations and service. The train's cars were dubbed 'dreamliners,' a play on streamliners, to emphasize the upscale mode of travel. All the cars of the Empire State were named for NY State Governors, with the exception of six coaches built with numbers only on their lower boards. The steel cars of the Empire State remained in service until the end of the NYC railroad in the late 1960s.

The shiny silver cars reproduce the Great Steel Fleet in extruded aluminum. These scale cars feature StreamLighting overhead interior lighting, detailed interiors and loads of prototypical details railroaders have come to expect on passenger cars. Available in a 6-PAC with a 4-PAC add-on, this train is the right length for scale operators.

Catalog: 2004 1st and 2nd Editions
Release Date: Spring 06
Product Availability: 2004 1st Edition

Passenger Car Features
  •   15 inches long
  •   O Scale (1:48)
  •   Extruded Aluminum Car Body with Smooth Sides
  •   Overhead StreamLighting® Illumination
  •   Fully Furnished Interiors
  •   Opening Doors
  •   Metal Handrails
  •   Metal Grab Rails
  •   Die Cast 4-Wheel Trucks
  •   Separate Metal Truck Springs
  •   Operating Metal Couplers
  •   Metal Chassis with Details
  •   Factory Installed Diaphragms
  •   Prototypical Reproduction
  •   31 inch Diameter Curve Required

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