The Bi-Level "Gallery" commuter car continues to be a favorite design of many commuter rail agencies throughout the United States and Canada. The design made its debut on the Chicago & North Western railroad for their Chicago area commuter service in the 1950s.
All of our Bi-Level gallery cars feature prototypical interiors and the distinctive green-tinted windows. The Cab/Coach models are equipped with Golden White LED directional head/taillights which can be switched on and off for operation mid-train.
Kinematic Knuckle Couplers are included to model close coupling in dynamic push/pull operation. The couplers are easily installed with a phillips screwdriver and are a unique feature to our Bi-Level passenger cars. The Kinematic Knuckle couplers expand and contract as the cars move about your layout, which keeps the cars close together on straights and at a working distance around curves.
RTA and Chicago & North Western Cars can be re-numbered with the optional 850470 Dry Transfer decal kit - this allows modelers to enjoy a car that's pre-numbered out of the box but also have the flexibility to run multiple uniquely numbered cars in a consist! The existing numbers can be easily rubbed away with thinner without damaging the underlying paint and the dry transfers give a "factory applied" appearance with ease!
You can see a video of the process for applying Dry Transfer decals on our Youtube channel here: LINK
Perfectly suited to be pulled by Kato's EMD F40PH locomotives
Kinematic Knuckle Couplers and Shock Absorber construction for realistic movement
Interior detailing that can be enjoyed with our HO interior lighting kits (7-503).
Prototypical green tinted windows
Cab-Coaches are equipped with headlights lights which can be switched on and off