Exposition Flyer Pack #1
A first for Trainz Simulator. Take command of a majestic Western Pacific 4-8-2 and ten detailed variants of custom-built passenger cars which often appeared on the elegant Exposition Flyer.
The Flyer has been called a "Study in contradictions" for its unique existence. It was intended to provide first-class heavyweight accommodation to the Golden Gate Exposition in the summer of 1939. However, it lasted until 1949, gained a substantial winter following, hauled large coach and tourist sleeper sections to attract a wider audience, and featured some of the first and finest lightweight passenger cars on the CB&Q and D&RGW rosters, even those which later became part of the legendary California Zephyr. This pack includes a basic cross-section of cars one might find on the Flyer along with its standard motive power on the Western Pacific leg of the route.
A detailed description of this pack's features follows:
-WP ex-FEC class MTP-44 Mountain. Eight variants, all with high-detail meshes, textures, and weathering. Features animated brakes, cab doors and windows, smokebox door, class flags/lights, bell, and coupler. Tender also features animated toolbox, water and oil filler caps, and fuel levels. Details include Pyle and Sunbeam headlights, WWII-era blackout hoods, and four types of smoke riser.
-WP Class 121 Baggage car. All passenger cars feature animated doors and couplers, brake smoke, ARN, and custom sounds.
-WP Class 203 RPO.
-D&RGW Class 1000 Coach. Two variants; Gothic and Speed lettering.
-CB&Q Class PB-20 Coach. Two variants, green and WWII 'Buy War Bonds' livery.
-WP Class 301 Coach. Three variants: Straight coach, Smoker-Coach, and Smoker-Coach with AC.
-Pullman Sixteen-Section Tourist Sleepers. Two variants, light and dark green.
-WP class 501 Diner. Two variants, with and without AC.
-Pullman class 10-1-1 Sleeper. Two variants, light and dark green.
-Pullman class 12-1 Sleeper. Two variants, light and dark green.
-WP Class 651 Lounge-Observation Car. Four variants, without drumhead, with Exposition Flyer and Comet drumheads, and No. 653 named Feather River with no drumhead.
Wholehearted thanks to Zec Murphy(S301) for his scripting help. I could not have compiled these features without him.
Research comes from the following:
-WPLives: WP Folio diagrams and photographs.
-Western Pacific Locomotives and Cars by Patrick Dorin: More diagrams and photographs.
-The American Railroad Passenger Car by John H. White Jr.: 12-1 Diagrams and basic Pullman standard dimensions.
-Passenger Cars of the Burlington by William L. Glick: Diagrams, numbers and names for the PB-20 coach, 10-1-1, 12-1, and passenger car trucks.
-Canada Southern: Pullman photographs and 16-section Tourist Sleeper diagram.
-Division Point and Brasstrains: Model references where photographic reference not available.
-Rio Grande Modeling & Historical Society: 1000-series coach diagrams, generalized Exposition Flyer coaching stock roster, and basic consist ca. 1941.
Models by Trainboi1; rivet textures by 817Taylor, beta testing and advice by the Trainz Forge team and Ben Weese (Benjaminw).