The Chicago & North Western 400 Series Trains were named for the concept of a 400 mile trip in 400 minutes, with one of the most well-known examples being the Twin Cities 400 between Chicago and Minneapolis/St. Paul.Pullman Bi-Level Passenger Cars started their operation on the Flambeau 400 and the Peninsula 400 trains in 1958. At the time, these two 400 trains were the only ones using these then-new Bi-Level cars. In addition to the Bi-level coaches, these two 400 trains also included a special Bi-Level Parlor Car and a Coach-Buffet Car to distinguish the service level from regular Chicago & North Western commuter trains and meet the riders needs on the longer distance trips.
Locomotive: Equipped with a mix of body and truck mounted KATO magnetic knuckle couplersLocomotive: Directional Golden White LED headlights and prototypical blanked out numberboardsLocomotive: Drop in DCC compatibleCars: Brand new tooling Bi-Level Cars, available in C&NW paint exclusively through this train setCars: Smooth rolling blackened metal wheels with all-wheel electrical pickupCars: Ability to be lit with optional installation of #11-211/212 Interior Light Kit with White LED (Light Kit with White LED is DCC friendly). Do not use older 11-206 lighting kits.Cars: Prototypical directional head and tail lights on the Cab-Coach