The Olympian Hiawatha took scheduled excursions through scenic Idaho, Montanas Bitterroot Mountains, and Washingtons Cascade range. On June 29, 1947, the Milwaukee Road inaugurated its streamlined flagship on a 43-hour, 30-minute schedule. 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 insulation, and sightseeing. The Milwaukee Road used a total of three different locomotives to pull the consist between Chicago and Olympia, WA in the early 50's - two electrics (used on electrified portions of the journey) and the EMD FP7 - a specialized variation of the F7A which was lenghtened to accomodate a larger water resevoir for its steam generators (a necessity for long distance passenger service like that of the Olympian Hiawatha).
For the Olympian Hiawatha release, Kato will be making a new FP7A locomotive and a new tooled version of the F7B featuring a winterization hatch a necessity for trips through the northern US and across the Rockies! Totally new FP7 mechanism and new F7B shell to reflect the prototypical appearance of the Milwaukee equipment. All new uniquely tooled cars for the Hiawatha train. Each car is equipped with low flange wheels and KATO magnetic knuckle couplers.
The Post 1952 Super Dome and Distinctive Tail car will be exquisitely modeled with full maroon interiors and flush windows. Interior of cars can be lighted with optional installation of #11-211/212 Interior Light Kit version 2 with White LED. 14 Section Touralux Sleeper Mount St. The item "Kato 106-082, N Scale, Milwaukee Road Olympian Hiawatha 9-Car Set withUnitrack" is in sale since Friday, January 18, 2019.
This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Model Railroads & Trains\N Scale\Passenger Cars". The seller is "vztech" and is located in Taunton, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped worldwide.