Exposition Flyer Pack #3
Step behind the controls of the locomotive that changed American railroading, at the point of the ever-changing 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:
-EMC FT. 3 sets for CB&Q, 4 sets for D&RGW, and 4 sets for WP. Features class lights, custom engine and horn sounds, and a fully functional cab. D&RGW and CB&Q 'Mars Light' variants have functional mars lights.
-CB&Q Class BE-1 Express Boxcar, converted from troop sleepers, in early and late variants.
-D&RGW 700 Series Baggage, in coach green, Bumblebee and Prospector liveries.
-D&RGW 900 Series Coach, in coach green, Bumblebee and Prospector liveries.
-D&RGW 1000 Series streamlined Coach, in coach green, Bumblebee and Prospector liveries.
-D&RGW 'Mount' Series streamlined Diner, in coach green, Bumblebee and Prospector liveries.
-D&RGW 'Peak' Series heavyweight Diner, in coach green.
-D&RGW streamlined Diners 'Castle Peak' and 'Pikes Peak,' in Bumblebee and Prospector liveries.
-Pullman 8-5 Sleeper. Five variants, light and dark green, 'Betterment' rebuilt silver with and without full-width diaphragms, and FW&D post-divestiture.
-Pullman 8-3-1 Sleeper. Four variants, light and dark green, and 'Betterment' rebuilt silver with and without full-width diaphragms.
-Pullman 10-1-2 Sleeper. Four variants, light and dark green, Bumblebee, and Prospector.
-Pullman 'Betterment' 10-1-1 Sleeper. Four variants, Pullman and FW&D, with and without diaphragms.
-Pullman 'Betterment' 12-1 Sleeper. Four variants, Pullman with and without diaphragms, FW&D post-divestiture, and CB&Q ex-FW&D.
-D&RGW 'Canon' Series Observations 'Eagle Canon,' 'Granite Canon,' 'Ruby Canon' and 'Royal Gorge' in coach green.
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 - FT detail studies, comparisons, et cetera.
-Western Pacific Locomotives and Cars - FT photographs, paint scheme commentary, and description of International Airport Orange.
Models by Trainboi1; beta testing and advice by the Trainz Forge team and Ben Weese (Benjaminw).