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Southern Pacific "Morning Daylight" Passenger Cars

Prototype Information:

In the 1940’s, the Southern Pacific “Morning Daylight” was possibly the world’s most beautiful train, its orange and red striping being reserved for the SP’s premier train lines. This “Morning Daylight” consist ran between Los Angeles and San Francisco along the beautiful California coast, past cities such as Ventura, Santa Barbara, Salinas and San Jose. Heading up the “Morning Daylight” was the specially built steam locomotive, the GS-4, one of the most well known steam engines ever built.

Click the above image to see the full consist layout for the 18 car "Morning Daylight" Passenger Train!

Model Features:

  • Unique tooling for each specific car type, with appropriate exterior AND details installed
  • Articulated cars (Coaches and the three-car Coffee shop/Kitchen/Diner) use a movable exterior diaphragm to create the accurate, smoothly connected appearance of the prototype
  • Shock Absorber equipped trucks create a smoother ride and consistent electrical pickup when using interior lighting kits.
  • Observation car has lighted drumhead and marker lights
  • Fully detailed interiors can be lit with optional Interior lighting kit with LED #11-209/11-210
  • Interior Lights can be controlled on DCC with the optional FR11 DCC decoder, while the end observation lights gain on/off control on DCC via an optional FL12 decoder.
  • Can be upgraded via 923505 Kinematic Couplers to pull the cars closer together without sacrificing turning radius. See our photo section for a video and photo demonstration of the difference!
  • Can be pulled by Kato's GS-4 Steam Locomotive

Car Types; click for higher resolution images

Baggage-Chair Car

Coffee Shop

Kitchen Car

Dining Car

Chair Car

Articulated Chair

Articulated Chair w/ Radio Antenna

Tavern Car

Parlor Car

Parlor Observation

Set Information:

Stock #
Description Road # MSRP
Southern Pacific Lines "Morning Daylight"
10 Car Set
Baggage-Chair 3302
Articulated Coffee Shop 10258
Articulated Kitchen 10257
Articulated Dining Car 10256
Chair Car 2485
Articulated Chair Car 2474
Articulated Chair Car 2473
Tavern Car 10314
Parlor Car 3002
Parlor Observation 2954
Southern Pacific Lines "Morning Daylight"
2-Car Set
Articulated Chair car 2458
Articulated Chair car 2457
SP Daylight Articulated Coach
Decal Set
Three sets of decals for re-numbering the Articulated coach two-pack to give additional road numbers 2459, 2460
2465, 2466
2467, 2468

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