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Re: [Z_Scale] AZL To Offer The 20th Century Limited

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  • Jim Glass
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      oops, old age catching up to me; message meant for Rob. Jim
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      From: Jim Glass<mailto:Berjimgl@...>
      To: z_scale@yahoogroups.com<mailto:z_scale@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Thursday, February 01, 2007 11:46 AM
      Subject: Re: [Z_Scale] AZL To Offer The 20th Century Limited


      Please add my name for one of each, NYC & PRR. I have a small collection of Z passenger consists.

      Jim Glass

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      From: ztrack@...<mailto:ztrack@...><mailto:ztrack@...<mailto:ztrack@...>>
      To: z_scale@yahoogroups.com<mailto:z_scale@yahoogroups.com><mailto:z_scale@yahoogroups.com<mailto:z_scale@yahoogroups.com>>
      Sent: Thursday, January 25, 2007 8:58 AM
      Subject: [Z_Scale] AZL To Offer The 20th Century Limited

      The New York Central’s "Commodore Vanderbilt" is an interesting choice by
      Märklin! It was a one of a kind Hudson (4-6-4) locomotive, styled by Zapf and
      Kantola. The NYC did not commission a new locomotive, but used the 3 year old
      J-1e #5344. It entered service in February 1935 pulling heavyweights between
      Chicago and Toledo as part of the 20th Century Limited. It did not stay with the
      20th Century Limited for long since other motive power took over. It was
      replaced by J-3a’s with a striking Dreyfuss design. This time, the NYC made 10
      locomotives and they were all new. Then a strange thing happened. The old
      "Commodore Vanderbilt was re-streamlined to look like the Dreyfuss design in 1939!
      Eventually the EMD E7’s replaced the locomotives in 1947 and the locomotives lost
      their streamlining as well. They were all scrapped in 1956.

      Why would AZL write all of this? We have researched the 20th Century for more
      than 5 years and we are proud to announce a 6 passenger car set of the 1947
      20th Century Limited which should hit the shelves this June. The brass sets
      will feature one "View" Observation car, 2 x "Port" Bedroom cars, one Kitchen
      car, one Dining car and one R.P.O.! In the past AZL has offered NYC PA1’s and E8’
      s which all pulled the 20th Century Limited.

      Not to be alone. The NYC will get company by the 1947 PRR Broadway Limited (6
      cars) and the 1941 SP Coast Daylight (12 cars!)

      Rob Kluz

      Ztrack Magazine Ltd.
      6142 Northcliff Blvd.
      Dublin, OH 43016
      phone/fax: (614) 764-1703
      www.ztrack.com

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