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    Hey everyone-
    I have the Walthers Super Chief and am wondering what a typical mid 50's consist would have included and what the car order would have been?

    Any info much appreciated, thanks!



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    I think that the Chief and the Texas Chief had the same type of cars.

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    When did they start running ElCaptain Hilevel cars?

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    I don't bleed red and silver (unlike way too many railfans; my blood's Tuscan red and black, thank you) so I don't know much about the Santa Fe. That being said, one website says that the El Capitan was re-equipped with Hi-Level cars on 08 July 1956. Another Internet source confirms that the year was 1956. See:

    http://www.banksofthesusquehanna.com/MM56ElCap.html
    http://www.kls2.com/~karl/rr/consist...itan-1956.html

    Hope springs eternal that, once other obligations and products are out of the way, Marc Nelson will release an El Capitan trainset. It and the Super Chief'll have the honor of being the lone Santa Fe units on the personal property. :D

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    I'll give this a try...First, there's a good article in TRAINS about a crash of the CHIEF in about 1951 which appeared in the past 5 years or so. The 1951 version was All-Pullman, and ran about 12 cars. From the front: rpo-mail car, baggage-lounge, 4 Pullmans, diner, dorm-lounge, 3 more Pullmans, crowned by a Pullman-observation car.

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    Thanks-
    Where in the consist would the Pleasure Domes have been and would there have been one or two?
    Also, am I correct in assuming it was usually pulled by an ABBA set of F-units?



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    Heh...ABBA...heh heh. They suck.

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    In the early 1950s, the Super Chief was typically pulled by an ABB set of F's, and not an ABBA set as some people think. Cajon required an AB helper set that ran between (IIRC) LA and Victorville.

    Super Chief consist:

    - Baggage
    - RPO
    - 10-6 Sleeper
    - 10-6 Sleeper
    - 4-4-2 Sleeper
    - Pleasure Dome
    - Diner
    - Dormatory Lounge
    - 4-4-2 Sleeper
    - 4-4-2 Sleeper
    - 10-6 Sleeper
    - Observation

    :)

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    >Heh...ABBA...heh heh. They suck.

    and how....hehe.

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    So, they actually had no such thing as coach service on the Super Chief? Was this common for trains in the 50s?

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