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K Line 21 California Zephyr 10 Car Set Lowered

Bug Boy ·
Bought from forum a couple of months ago.The set was unrun at that time.I have run 7 cars off and on since I've owned them.My layout is not big enough for all ten.$1400 shipped con US. Cars are set K4613 and consist of : K4613-38339 PRR "Silver Rapids" #8449 sleeper; -40811 WP "Silver Dollar" #811 coach ; -30903 CB&Q "Silver Bear" 18 inch baggage car; -40842 WP ""Silver Platter diner; -41107 D&RGW "Silver Mustang" #1107 dome coach; -41130 D&RGW "Silver Pass" #1130 sleeper; -40427...
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K Line 21 California Zephyr 10 Car Set

Bug Boy ·
Bought from forum a couple of months ago.The set was unrun at that time.I have run 7 cars off and on since I've owned them.My layout is not big enough for all ten.$1500 + shipping PayPal friends and family. Cars are set K4613 and consist of : K4613-38339 PRR "Silver Rapids" #8449 sleeper; -40811 WP "Silver Dollar" #811 coach ; -30903 CB&Q "Silver Bear" 18 inch baggage car; -40842 WP ""Silver Platter diner; -41107 D&RGW "Silver Mustang" #1107 dome coach; -41130 D&RGW "Silver Pass"...
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Sunset 3rd Rail Burlington E9

boilermaker ·
Sunset 3rd Rail Burlington E9
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Sunset 3rd Rail Burlington E9

boilermaker ·
Sunset 3rd Rail Burlington E9
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California Zephyr Blanket

Will Ebbert ·
Looking for anyone with a blanket from the California Zephyr or knowledge of anyone else who might have one they'd be willing to part with. Any other CZ memorabilia would be up for consideration as well.
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Atlas O California Zephyr F3's Arrive at MrMuffin'sTrains - with pictures

MrMuffin'sTrains ·
Four pallets of new Atlas O products - over 120 cases - that's a lot to unload.... We have these still priced at our pre-order discount. If you'd like one, or more, now is the time. I will share pictures once I get them taken - likely on Thursday. At this point, we have extras of all of the Zephyr F3's in 3 Rail with TMCC: AO-1615-3 California Zephyr F3A D&RGW 554A Phase 1 Powered - 3 Rail AO-1615-4 California Zephyr F3A D&RGW 554D Phase 1 Powered - 3 Rail AO-1616-3 California Zephyr...
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Closeout Sale on Remaining Atlas O F3's - "Make an Offer"

MrMuffin'sTrains ·
Given the three year lead time between orders being due and the CA Zephyr engines shipping from Atlas O quite a few of our original pre-orders have fallen through. Therefore, we have a number of extra engines and we would like to move them before the Atlas' invoice is due - so if you were thinking about one or more of these - make us an offer through our "make an offer" ap on our website. Thank you. The Burlington Version is an ABA set: AO-1640-3 California Zephyr F3A Burlington 9962A Phase...
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Derailment in California 2/10/17

bobequus ·
This story just popped up on Google News for me and caught my eye. Thankfully, no oil. For kicks and grins I decided to locate the area on Google maps. When I switched to earth view, I was taken aback at what I saw. The tracks over the river were not straight. To my eye, they looked like a flex track that someone tried to make straight after being used as a curve, badly. I don't know how old the satellite image is, but usually Google's are a year or less. I'm sure the torrential rains...
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B Smith ·
I think this is a result of optical distortion that can occur with Google maps, rather than displacement of the track structure. I've seen this before when looking at satellite maps.
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Number 90 ·
Heavy rain is a problem for California railroads Many rivers and creeks run mainly underground and, after heavy rain, run fast and to the full width of their banks. There are quite a few locations where tracks use normally dry canyons or side hill locations, and water scours out the ballast after big rains. Because there is not much rain over the majority of the state, culverts and small bridges are pressed to their limits when a big one occurs.
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We don't need no stinkin diamond crossing, this way is simplier....

rrman ·
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nsENMnWDKog Not sure of location though some commenters suggested Queensland AU, but a tag says Bray station in Ireland. Hopefully there are interlocking signals in case rails don't go up fully. They could use this at the California Rail Museum when they need to move equipment across the active UP tracks.
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Tommy ·
Now there is an idea for Lionel!
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Rusty Traque ·
How can something with a warning siren, moving parts and motors be simpler than a diamond crossing, which has no moving parts? Seems like a solution in search of a problem. Probably cost more to maintain, too. Rusty
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dkdkrd ·
You mean like the 'Breakdown B-unit'?
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gunrunnerjohn ·
Way cooler in operation however.
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AGHRMatt ·
Union Pacific Built a very large and expensive viaduct next to the I-10 freeway in Colton, CA because it was less expensive and more efficient over the long run than the delays and repairs associated with the old "Colton Diamonds" where the three ATSF/UP tracks heading toward San Bernardino crossed the SP/UP tracks headed toward Arizona and points east. Diamonds take a severe beating when a lot of traffic runs across them and have to be replaced frequently. Even on a model railroad, there's...
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leapinlarry ·
RRMAN, what a neat video, and for some reason, videos kept coming and coming of really cool foreign railways....Thank You.
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Trainplace ·
http://knorek.com/RR/Ohio/Curr...London/NewLondon.htm Nice spot! Will have to check it out if I am in that area!
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prrjim ·
A second "modern" solution was installed just over a year ago at Greenwich Jct in Ohio where the old Big 4 line Crosses the old B&O. Both lines are busy CSX mains now and there are connections. The B&O line is double track all the way across the state. I think I remeber that the Big 4 is now single. They cross on diamonds. The new installation which a local CSX told me came from an outfit in texas, raises both lines the wheels ride on flanges through the diamonds. About 30 feet each...
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prrjim ·
For a little used line crossing a high capacity main, the RRs don't like Diamonds. The wheels beat on them and wear them out. It is hard on the wheels too. Plus it requires reduced speed. So a RR prefers not to have a diamond on its tracks. A simpler solution than moving parts was installed at Durand Mi a few years ago. There is a diamond there where the GTW mainline crosses what is now a low-speed shortline. The new diamond they put does not break the GTW rails. They are solid and can...
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BobbyD ·
I like the launch through the house!
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gunrunnerjohn ·
Probably not an optimum solution, here's the first comment.
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PGentieu ·
Similar principle without the moving parts in suburban Philadelphia: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1clIZUppBY The trolley flanges ride on top of the railroad rail and there'e a slight bump as they cross the flangeway of the train track. Avoids a diamond with the associated pounding on the frogs for the much heavier freight traffic on CSX.
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Trainplace ·
because: Mechanical Engineers love moving parts!
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Moonman ·
They are pretty quick at the museum. Too much stuff near and between the main for UP to say ok. It is much quicker, but I don't believe the museum moves trains often enough for this. Thanks for the video.
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M. Mitchell Marmel ·
Works better with this music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNhk_-v0SMs Mitch
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gunrunnerjohn ·
Gosh, I don't know. I was just posting an observation based on the video and comments. Tell you what, forget I mentioned it. Of course, your "opinion" above is just another "opinion posted on the Internet" when you think about it. What is it about the Internet that makes people have to leap in and get snotty over something this minor?
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PGentieu ·
My first reaction when I saw this way of doing a crossing was, they've got to be kidding! But the more I thought about it, the more sense it made. The trolleys are very light compared to the locomotives and freight cars. I suspect the maintenance of this crossing for CSX and SEPTA is a fraction of what it used to be. I doubt they would have put in a crossing like this without a lot of engineering and testing for both safety and maintenance. And I also suspect that the engineers who did this...
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Proto48Patrick ·
Here is what Jim is referring to: One Way Low Speed Diamonds https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HIHnqyX8UNE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mpYrcNCT2to
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Dominic Mazoch ·
UP has one at CP SA120 at the crossing in Flatonia TX.
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Atlas O California Zephyr Passenger Car Sets Available for Order

Atlas O ·
March 16th, 2016- Hillside, NJ—Atlas is proud to announce commemorative edition California Zephyr Passenger Car Sets for Atlas dealers and distributors, and limited edition California Zephyr Passenger Car Sets for Golden Spike Club members are now available for order. Commemorative edition sets, sold through dealers and distributors, will be available in three boxes, containing four unique cars apiece, all of which will combine to form the complete passenger car trainset. The three road...
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Atlas GSP California Zephyr Passenger Car Set and Loco's - Pre Order

PSU1980 ·
Has anyone decided to purchase the 3RL Atlas GSP California Zephyr CB&Q 12 Car Set? $1,595 is the member price for the cars and you need to tack on another $459.95 per unit for powered unit. Four of those units are available A, B, C and D. Engines road names are Rio Grande, Western Pacific and Burlington. Production of the entire lot is based on Atlas getting the minimum quantities to justify production - Essentially Build to Order. The cars look fantastic. I am hoping to see samples at...
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Jerry Kimble ·
Peter, Thanks for your follow-up. I saw the mostly completed version of the York TCA seminars and operation of the Atlas California Zephyr passenger train late yesterday. The final cut of the video will be used for a Dealer promotion first and then will be uploaded to OGR, our Facebook page and YouTube on Wednesday or Thursday at the latest. Jerry Kimble - Atlas Model Railroad Company
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flick ·
Hi everyone, I posted this a week ago and am bringing it up again in hopes of getting some responses. I'm especially curious about my concern that the 21" cars on the 072 loop might interfere with trains on the 063 loop. If folks could take a look at my original posting and offer some comments, I'd appreciate it. Thanks, Peter Hello all, I am arguing with myself (for now...perhaps with my wife later if I decide to buy!) about getting the GSC complete set of cars. People mention the 21"...
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Jerry Kimble ·
Mike, Thank you very much for your purchase of 16 California Zephyr passenger cars and sharing how you modified some to fit into being the Rio Grande Zephyr. I'd also like to thank everyone in advance of Wednesday's deadline for buying this piece of American railroad history. The orders have been amazing both from our Dealers as well as for the Golden Spike Club sets! Jerry Kimble - Atlas Model Railroad Company
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rdunniii ·
Interesting pic of the Zephyr in 1952 diverting over the SP lead by a cab forward. In such instances it was lead by other SP steam and diesels including FP7s as shown on page 300 of "Portrait of A Silver Lady". That pic is cool having an SP black widow FP7 leading a WP FP7.
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Jerry Kimble ·
645 thank you for the awesome link to the Silver Pony! Sam no flogging allowed as you're free to use whatever power you want on the front of the California Zephyr passenger train set :-> Jerry Kimble Atlas Model Railroad Company
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Seacoast ·
Hi Jerry, I plan on purchasing a set of or two. Out of curiosity how many individual CZ cars or 4 pack sets will Atlas make in this run? And does this number include both 3 rail and 2 rail O? Thanks,
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Jerry Kimble ·
George, For the Dealer Commemorative Sets there are nine 4-packs available or 36 cars from the three railroads partnered on this train with no overlap of names. If you include the Golden Spike Club 12 car set it makes 48 car names we're using of the 77 cars purchased by the railroads to have 6 train sets to cover the schedule of this train again without any overlap of car names. What's unique about the Dealer sets is that as long as you order any combination of an A, B or C set you'll be...
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flick ·
Hello all, I am arguing with myself (for now...perhaps with my wife later if I decide to buy!) about getting the GSC complete set of cars. People mention the 21" length of the cars and how they'd "fit" on a layout. I have an 072 outside loop with an 063 on the inside. I assume these cars will be OK on the 072 loop, but would there be such overhang that it would interfere with the 063 loop? I also have a set of 18" passenger cars. If I run those on one loop with the CZ 21" cars on the other,...
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Jerry Kimble ·
Kevin, Sorry you were unable to attend the spring York TCA event to see the California Zephyr passenger train run, which it did for 2 and a half days with CB&Q and Western Pacific (WP) power without missing a beat. We did send information to all Golden Spike Club members on how to order the sets, which perhaps you were missed. We'll send you another information package with that information in it. We plan on having the video link to the seminars and the CZ passenger train running posted...
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Jerry Kimble ·
PFERDDY, Thank you for your very kind words about our California Zephyr passenger train as I couldn't have said it better. In answering your question about the metal certificate and the special inner carton design for the Golden Spike Club 12 car Limited Edition set, we'll definitely post the pictures on the forum once they're ready. While you mention the PRR special car the "Silver Rapids" don't forget as part of the set also is the "Silver Solarium" which is the signature end of the train...
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Jerry Kimble ·
PSU 1980 The California Zephyr 12 car set will be running at York along with seminars being conducted to discuss how the train is ordered as we're still finding much confusion over it and yes there have been many orders for the 12 Golden Spike Club Special Edition set. PJB nailed the answer to one of the many questions we've had on ordering the California Zephyr passenger car sets, which is the Golden Spike Limited Edition is a 12 car set only . It is a Limited Edition 12 car set that will...
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Re: Atlas O California Zephyr Passenger Car Sets Available for Order

Jerry Kimble ·
Scott, You and Sam are prototypically correct in you choice of power to pull your California Zephyr passenger train/trains. Thank you for your purchase and kind words about our communications on the "Silver Lady" as it's a pleasure. Jerry Kimble - Atlas Model Railroad Company
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VistaDomeScott ·
If budgets allow, I will certainly upgrade to some Atlas power for the Zephyr cars at some point. For now, I am thrilled to be getting the cars though.
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Jerry Kimble ·
Scott, You'll find the Atlas motive power to be smooth running and reliable along with being stunning in appearance. I certainly hope you're able to achieve your future objective in adding some Atlas motive power to your fleet for the California Zephyr. I'm leaving for York tomorrow and I probably won't post here until after the event because the days are long with set-up for the show and doing seminars. Speaking of seminars if you're attending York we certainly invite you to stop by our...
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Jerry Kimble ·
PSU 1980 it's great to here you're considering purchasing the Golden Spike Club 12 car Special Edition California Zephyr set. You can read about what to power the train with by clicking on this link: http://calzephyr.railfan.net/locos.html . Peter we will be videotaping the seminars and posting that information to our Facebook page as well as YouTube, thanks. Jerry Kimble Atlas Model Railroad Company
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VistaDomeScott ·
Another California Zephyr car that is still in regular service is the DRGW Silver Bronco. Silver Bronco runs on the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad. The car was briefly named "Emerson" for a short time due to its corporate sponsor. It was renamed Silver Bronco again recently and is well cared for by the CVSR.
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CBQ_Bill ·
I have found the info on Atlas-O's website. It is one the right side associated with the Golden Spike thread (but not under "new products" on the left side). Although these are great models of the CZ, I will not order any of these because the 85' full scale (21") cars are simply too big for my eventual layout. I also prefer the plated finish on many of the 60' (15") & 70' (18") semi-scale aluminum cars from Lionel, MTH, & Williams. I do believe that the current prices of the...
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