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Bi-Level Passenger Cars

Prototype Information:

The Bi-Level "Gallery" commuter car continues to be a favorite design of many commuter rail agencies throughout the United States and Canada. The design made its debut on the Chicago & North Western railroad for their Chicago area commuter service in the 1950s.

Model Information:

All of our Bi-Level gallery cars feature prototypical interiors and the distinctive green-tinted windows. The Cab/Coach models are equipped with Golden White LED directional head/taillights which can be switched on and off for operation mid-train.

Kinematic Knuckle Couplers are included to model close coupling in dynamic push/pull operation. The couplers are easily installed with a phillips screwdriver and are a unique feature to our Bi-Level passenger cars. The Kinematic Knuckle couplers expand and contract as the cars move about your layout, which keeps the cars close together on straights and at a working distance around curves.

RTA and Chicago & North Western Cars can be re-numbered with the optional 850470 Dry Transfer decal kit - this allows modelers to enjoy a car that's pre-numbered out of the box but also have the flexibility to run multiple uniquely numbered cars in a consist! The existing numbers can be easily rubbed away with thinner without damaging the underlying paint and the dry transfers give a "factory applied" appearance with ease!

You can see a video of the process for applying Dry Transfer decals on our Youtube channel here: LINK

Model Features:

  • Perfectly suited to be pulled by Kato's EMD F40PH locomotives
  • Kinematic Knuckle Couplers and Shock Absorber construction for realistic movement
  • Interior detailing that can be enjoyed with our HO interior lighting kits (7-503).
  • Prototypical green tinted windows
  • Cab-Coaches are equipped with headlights lights which can be switched on and off

Detail Photos; click for higher resolution images

Current Models

Item # Description MSRP
35-6021 HO Pullman Bi-Level 4-Window Cab-Coach Amtrak Phase III
$57
35-6023A HO Pullman Bi-Level 4-Window Cab-Coach Chicago RTA #8716
$67
35-6024 HO Pullman Bi-Level 4-Window Cab-Coach Rock Island #CC-115
$67
35-6024A HO Pullman Bi-Level 4-Window Cab-Coach Rock Island #CC-116
$67
35-6025 HO Pullman Bi-Level 4-Window Cab-Coach Chicago Metra #8750
$75

35-6026
Provisional Pre-order
HO Pullman Bi-Level 4-Window Cab-Coach Chicago & North Western #184
$75*
35-6031 HO Pullman Bi-Level 4-Window Coach Amtrak Phase III
$50
35-6034 HO Pullman Bi-Level 4-Window Coach Rock Island #155
$55
35-6034A HO Pullman Bi-Level 4-Window Coach Rock Island #157
$55
35-6035 HO Pullman Bi-Level 4-Window Coach Chicago Metra #7848
$65
35-6036 HO Pullman Bi-Level 4-Window Coach Chicago Metra #7836
$65

35-6037
Provisional Pre-order
HO Pullman Bi-Level 4-Window Coach Chicago & North Western #310
$65*

35-6043
Provisional Pre-order
HO Pullman Bi-Level 6-Window Coach Chicago & North Western #19
$65*
* MSRP is estimated and subject to change. Now taking Provisional Pre-orders through May 30th to determine production.
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