This is great news !!!
I will pre-order through Chicagoland Hobby for CB&Q E5A & E5B units.
Unless I missed it, 3RD Rail’s website did not list the specific road numbers & SILVER names for the CB&Q E5 models.
From the first run, I already have:
CB&Q E5A Cab #9915A Silver CARRIER Nose Stripes: BLACK
CB&Q E5B Booster #9910B Silver POWER (B units have neither a nose nor stripes )
From the second run, I am hoping to buy:
CB&Q E5A Cab #9911A Silver PILOT Nose Stripes: BLACK (Prototype preserved at Illinois Railway Museum)
CB&Q E5A Cab #9910A Silver SPEED Nose Stripes: RED
CB&Q E5B Booster #9911B Silver MATE (B units have neither a nose nor stripes )
3RD Rail's website indicates that for CB&Q E5B booster units that their is a choice between BLACK stripes & RED stripes. Because the E5B booster units did not have a cab with a nose, the E5B units had neither black nor red stripes. I hope that 3RD Rail clarifies if there is any difference between these two choices for CB&Q E5B booster units.
I also hope that 3RD Rail will specify on their website what road numbers & Silver names will be offered.
Thanks again for starting this post !!!