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The Santa Fe Super Chief

Prototype Information:

In 1935 the Santa Fe inaugurated its premier first class sleeping car only train the "Super Chief". The "Super Chief", often referred to as "The Train of the Stars", was frequently patronized by Hollywood stars because of its fine accommodations, fine dining and fast 39 hr 45 min trip between Chicago and Los Angeles through the rich scenery of the American Southwest. Setting a new standard for luxury rail travel, it quickly became the most recognized train in the United States with its sleek silver and red warbonnet painted F units in the lead.

Feature video:

In the late 50's, the Santa Fe would run the Super Chief and El Capitan as a combined train, with consists that could vary but were often upwards of 18-20 cars. Kato USA has put together a small video presentation featuring this combined consist, as accurately reproduced using cars from both of the classic name train series sets and their supporting add-on packs of cars. Click the image to the left or HERE to visit Kato USA's youtube page and see this train in motion!

Passenger Car Features:

  • Each car has a beautiful "stainless steel" body.
  • The 2019 re-release will be accompanied by a traditional pair of F7 locomotives available for the first time with factory installed DCC and DCC+Sound Options!
  • Each car is equipped with low flange wheels, KATO magnetic knuckle couplers and shock absorber construction for smooth and reliable operation.
  • Pleasure Dome with accurate "straight-shaped dome" and Sleeper-Lounge-Observation with unique illuminated "Super Chief" tailsign.
  • Interior of cars can be lighted with optional installation of #11-211/212 Interior Light Kit version 2 with White LED.

Current Models:

Stock # Description Road # MSRP
176-2121
Shipping 2/2019
EMD F7A Santa Fe Warbonnet 300/301/304*
$90

176-2121-DCC
Shipping 3/2019
EMD F7A Santa Fe Warbonnet w/ Pre-Installed DCC 300/301/304*
$150

176-2121-LS
Shipping 3/2019
EMD F7A Santa Fe Warbonnet w/ ESU LokSound DCC 300/301/304*
$260
176-2211
Shipping 2/2019
EMD F7B Santa Fe Warbonnet --
$85

176-2211-DCC
Shipping 3/2019
EMD F7B Santa Fe Warbonnet w/ Pre-Installed DCC --
$145

176-2211-LS
Shipping 3/2019
EMD F7B Santa Fe Warbonnet w/ ESU LokSound DCC --
$255
106-083
Santa Fe Super Chief
8 Car Set
Re-release of Original 2005 Set
Shipping 2/2019
Baggage-Express 3456
$225
RPO 87
ACF 10-6 Sleeper "Palm Stream"
Pleasure Dome 501
Diner 603
Dormitory Lounge 1341
ACF 4-4-2 Sleeper "Regal Crest"
Sleeper-Lounge-Observation "Vista Canyon"
106-6003
Santa Fe Super Chief
4 Car Add-On Set
Re-release of Original 2005 Set
Shipping 2/2019
ACF 10-6 Sleeper "Palm Haven"
$110
ACF 10-6 Sleeper "Palm Top"
ACF 4-4-2 Sleeper "Regal Gate"
ACF 4-4-2 Sleeper "Regal Hunt"
* One number comes pre-installed; optional additional numberboards are included to change car number

Click here for a listing of past models (for reference only)

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