This is a very gently used, five unit, Con-Cor N Scale CB&Q Burlington 1934 Pioneer Zephyr 9900 with DCC/Sound and interior lighting and two add-on cars. This stunning articulated train is in excellent condition, having seen very little use or run time.EMD Winton 600hp Articulated Power RPO #9900. Articulated Baggage Buffet-Coach (20-Seat) #505. Articulated Coach (40-Seat) Observation (12-Seat) #570. DCC/Sound (ESU 73800 LokSound Select Micro DCC Sound Decoder).
5 pole motor w/ Flywheel drive. Special material diaphram to connect the 5 cars together for prototypical appearance. Lighted Interiors in cars #2 through #5. All part details are included and pre-attached. Includes Sound Decoder (ESU 73800 LokSound Select Micro) Pre-Installed.
The Pioneer Zephyr is a name that has become synonymous with the word "Streamliner" and needs no introduction. Railfans the world over instantly recognize the name.
The Pioneer Zephyr is a diesel-powered trainset built by the Budd Company in 1934 for the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad (CB&Q), commonly known as the Burlington Route. The trainset was the second internal combustion powered streamliner built for mainline service in the United States, the first such train powered by a diesel engine, and the first to enter revenue service. The 1934 trainset originally consisted of one Power/RPO car, one baggage/buffet/coach car, and one coach/observation car. Additional cars were added four years later. The cars are made of stainless steel, permanently articulated together with Jacobs bogies.
The construction incorporated recent advances such as shotwelding (a specialized type of spot welding) to join the stainless steel, and unibody construction and articulation to reduce weight. It was the first of nine similarly built trainsets made for Burlington and its technologies were pivotal in the subsequent dieselization of passenger rail service.
Its operating economy, speed, and public appeal demonstrated the potential for diesel-electric powered trains to revitalize and restore profitability to passenger rail service that had suffered a catastrophic loss of business with the Great Depression. Originally named the Burlington Zephyr during its demonstration period, it became the Pioneer Zephyr as Burlington expanded its fleet of Zephyr trainsets. On May 26, 1934, it set a speed record for travel between Denver, Colorado, and Chicago, Illinois, when it made a 1,015.4-mile (1,633 km) non-stop "Dawn-to-Dusk" dash in 13 hours 5 minutes at an average speed of almost 78 mph (124 km/h). For one section of the run, it reached a speed of 112.5 mph (181 km/h). The historic dash inspired a 1934 film and the train's nickname, The Silver Streak'.
The train entered regular revenue service on November 11, 1934, between Kansas City, Missouri, Omaha, Nebraska, and Lincoln, Nebraska. It operated this and other routes until its retirement in 1960, when it was donated to Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry, where it remains on public display.
The train is generally regarded as the first successful streamliner on American railroads. Will be listing many other N scale Kato, Minitrix, and Bachmann (Spectrum) locomotives and passenger cars from part of a larger collection. We welcome all questions prior to sale.
This articulated train can be challenging for some to take apart and reassemble. We pay special attention to ID numbers and distinguishing characteristics.It's just another tool in helping people remain honest. If you are returning an item to us for any reason, we require that you get authorization in advance, and that you send the correct item, in the exact same condition, with all boxes and internal packaging, as well as all paperwork e. Receipt, packing slip, thank you note, etc to us. Note: Please see the paragraph above this one. The item "Con-Cor N DCC/Sound CB&Q Burlington 1934 Pioneer Zephyr 9900 & Extra Cars" is in sale since Monday, September 9, 2019. This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Model Railroads & Trains\N Scale\Locomotives".
The seller is "jjjvr" and is located in San Francisco, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.