Kato USA Olympian Hiawatha Milwaukee Road 9-Car Passenger Set (Post 1952 Version) Ready to Run, N Scale

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Kato USA Olympian Hiawatha Milwaukee Road 9-Car Passenger Set (Post 1952 Version) Ready to Run, N Scale

On June 29, 1947, the Chicago, Milwaukee, and St. Paul and Pacific Railroad's (Milwaukee Road) inaugurated its streamlined flagship "Olympian Hiawatha" on a 43-hour, 30-minute schedule between Chicago and the Pacific Northwest.

The Olympian Hiawatha ran through scenic Idaho, Montana's Bitterroot Mountains and Washington's Cascade range. This was advertised as being a speedliner. The railroad contracted industrial designer Brooks Stevens to design the train consist, which included some unique and signature cars of the Milwaukee Road. In 1952, the first full-length "Super Dome" cars were added, which included 68 dome seats and 28 lounge seats. The dome area featured seats positioned lengthwise, facing the 625 square foot double-pane windows - ideal for sightseeing yet insulated for harsh weather.

The Olympian Hiawatha was a favorite of many travelers during the post-war travel boom and continued to operate into 1961.

The nine-car Kato Olympian Hiawatha includes the following cars: Baggage-Dormitory 1313, 48-Seat Coach 524, 48-Seat Coach 531, Super Dome Lounge 53, Diner 115, 14-Section Touralux Sleeper "Mount St. Helens" 5746, 10-6 Sleeper "Lake Pewaukee" 8, 10-6 Sleeper "Lake Oconomowoc" 5, 8-DB "Skytop" Lounge-Observation "Coffee Creek" 15. This ready-to-run model has all the signature cars of this luxurious streamliner. Cars feature injection-molded bodies decorated in the post 1952 scheme, interior seats, metal wheels and Kato magnetic knuckle couplers.

WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals, including Lead which is known to the State of California to cause cancer or birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information, go to:www.p65warnings.ca.gov

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