Kato USA Chicago, Burlington & Quincy "Silver Streak Zephyr" N Scale Starter Train Set
To call the “Silver Streak Zephyr” famous before its time would be to do the all-corrugated, slick stainless steel train a disservice. Named after a movie of the same name which featured the CB&Q’s distinctive corrugated equipment, the “Silver Streak Zephyr” and its specially built EMD E5A unit “Silver Bullet” was a short distance luxury train that operated between Lincoln, Nebraska and Kansas City with stops in Omaha and St. Joseph.
Like the train it pulled, the EMD E5A was a unique piece of equipment - specially built just for the CB&Q so that they could have a locomotive which matched their Budd built corrugated cars, the EMD E5A was wrapped in shining stainless steel and ribbed with corrugated fluting that gave the CB&Q’s trains an unmatched streamlined look.
Kato has equipped this detailed N scale replica with a mix of body and truck mounted KATO magnetic knuckle couplers, directional golden white LED headlights and illuminated pre-printed number boards; DCC compatibility, smooth-rolling blackened metal wheels with all-wheel electrical pickup; optional interior lighting available; illuminated marker lights on tail car.