Santa Fe 1956 El Capitan
The HI-LEVEL Train That’s Fun for Everyone!
* Based on Cars used 1956-71
* Real Metal Finish
* Prototypically Accurate Window Tinting
* All Grab Irons Factory Installed
* Six All-new Cars Designed from Budd Plans
* Window Gasket Details as Appropriate
* Matching PROTO 2000(R) Santa Fe 37-Class F7 Locos Available Separately
Based on the 1956 consist with its unique Hi-Level cars, the HO Scale “El Capitan” is a great addition to any collection or Santa Fe layout – and these cars can be run with Walthers “Super Chief,” just as the Santa Fe did after 1958!
Our “El Capitan” is complete with all the cars used on the prototype, including Baggage Car, Railway Post Office, Baggage-Dormitory “transition car” with rooftop shroud, Hi-Level 68-Seat Step-Down Coach, Hi-Level 72-Seat Coach, Hi-Level “Sky Lounge,” Hi-Level Diner, and Hi-Level 68-Seat Step-Down Coach with Tail Sign to bring up the rear.
Each comes fully assembled with Walthers real metal “stainless steel” finish, factory-installed grab irons, prototypically tinted windows, correct trucks and much more.
Matching Santa Fe 37-Class EMD F7s – perfect for “El Capitan” or the “Super Chief” – will also be available separately. Finished in the classic Passenger Warbonnet colors and highlighted by a plated metal finish, choose Sound and DCC A-B Sets (#920-40687 series) with full-function Tsunami decoders, or Standard DC sets (#920-47687 series) each with multiple unit numbers. Individual A and B units are also available to model the A-B-B-A lash-ups that powered these trains.
Hi-Level cars can be made more realistic with the Hi-Level LED Interior Lighting Kits (#932-1055 or #932-1056), sold separartely.
PLEASE NOTE: As these cars are the correct prototype length and feature full underbody detail to match the prototypes, a minimum 24″ radius is recommended for operation.