Exposition Flyer Pack #2
A first for Trainz Simulator. Take command of a majestic Chicago, Burlington & Quincy E5 and fourteen 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:
-CB&Q Phase 1 E5. Seven A units and five B units, all with unique weathering. Features class lights, working coupler doors, custom engine and horn sounds, and a fully functional cab. Details suitable for early era (3D MU covers, only EMD handrails, black markings, diaphragms and truck shrouds). FW&D 9980 is lettered for the Texas Zephyr.
-CB&Q Class BA-11 Baggage car.
-CB&Q Class BA-11/12/15/16/18 Baggage Car (Identical to the BA-11 excepting the lack of a steam generator room).
-CB&Q Class BA-19/20/21 RPO-Baggage.
-CB&Q Class MB-22/23 Mail-Baggage. Four variants; early and late lettering, WWII silver w/ black roof, and shadowline silver.
-CB&Q Class MA-9 RPO.
-CB&Q Class MA-10 RPO.
-Pullman Fourteen-Section Tourist Sleepers. Two variants, light and dark green.
-CB&Q DA-6 Diner
-Pullman class Fourteen-Section Sleeper. Two variants, light and dark green.
-Pullman class 8-1-2 Sleeper. Two variants, light and dark green.
-Pullman class 6-6 Sleeper. Two variants, light and dark green.
-Pullman 10-Section Obs (Prewar). Two variants, light and dark green.
-Pullman 10-Section Solarium Obs (Postwar). Two variants, light and dark green.
-CB&Q class DL-3 (Buffet)-Lounge-Obs. Modeled separately to reflect prototypical details.
Wholehearted thanks to Zec Murphy(S301) for his scripting help. I could not have compiled these features without him.
Research comes from the following:
-Passenger Cars of the Burlington by William L. Glick: Diagrams and car information.
-Division Point, Railway Classics, and Brasstrains: Model references where photographic reference not available.
-Key Model Imports - E5 Detail studies, especially outlining Phase 1 specifics, key details, and diaphragms.
Models by Trainboi1; beta testing and advice by the Trainz Forge team and Ben Weese (Benjaminw).