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NP's Mainstreeter

As I eluded to in my earlier post, the Mainstreeter (see photo link below) is Northern Pacific class act for it's secondary passenger train which consist of heavyweight and lightweight cars mixed together. A liberal amount of heavyweight headend cars seems to be common to this train.  NP's Mainstreeter began operation in November 1952 between Chicago and Seattle-Tacoma-Portland. It was really an incarnation of NP's The Alaskan but powered by EMD F-7 diesel locomotives instead of steam. By 1953, NP started to repaint it's  train in the Loewry two-tone green from it's Pine Tree color scheme. In 1964, the Mainstreeter (Train No.1 Westbound) left Chicago Union Station via partner CB&Q at 9:30 am on Sunday and arrived in Seattle at 6:20 am on Wed.  Train No. 2 (Eastbound) left Seattle at 8:30 pm Sunday and arrived in Chicago at 6:30 am on Wed. NP's North Coast Limited, it's first class train, beats the Mainstreeter in overall time by a day. in comparison, NP rival Great Northern's Western Star was an all streamlined train but on a slightly slower schedule than the Mainstreeter. Wheels of Time is pleased to bring you NP's heavyweight baggage-express cars in miniature for this train.  Don't forget Pre-orders due on May 19th - that is just around the corner.

Here is a photo of NP's Mainstreeter with all the heavyweight baggage-express cars on the headend.

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