Delivery of the original Superliner 1 cars began in 1979 with the first cars operating on short runs originating in Seattle and Chicago. As more cars arrived, entire Superliner trainsets replaced trains on existing Western routes. The height of a Superliner generally precludes its operating in the Northeast because of tunnel clearance concerns. The Phase IVb is the current operating paint scheme for Amtrak passenger equipment, removing the "SUPERLINER" lettering from the sides of the cars and featuring the new Amtrak logo on the sides of the car.
Title: Series E4 Joetsu Shinkansen MAX Bullet Train - 4 Cars Add-On Set
4 Add-on cars consiting of: E455-123, E456-123, E458-23, E446-23.
Excellent Quality and performance
White and blue livery with yellow stripe
Highly detailed design and wonderful craftsmanship
Equipped with KATO Diaphgram Coupler PAT between middle cars
User-installed accessories: Destination sticker, Roof top details
Note this set is unpowered
The E4 Series Shinkansen were the second series of bi-level Shinkansen high-speed trainsets to be built in Japan (the other being the E1 Series). They operate on the Tohoku, Joetsu and Hokuriku Shinkansen. E4 trains feature double-decker cars to accommodate additional commuter traffic around Tokyo and other urban areas.
Two eight-car sets can be coupled together for extra capacity: the sixteen-car E4 trainset is the highest-capacity high speed rail trainset in the world, carrying a total of 1,634 passengers. A total of 26 units were built between 1997 and 2003. As with the earlier E1 series trains, maximum speed is 240 kmh.
Kato Hokuriku Shinkansen Series E7
The Hokuriku Shinkansen is a high-speed rail part of the Shinkansen line currently under construction through the Hokuriku region of Japan scheduled to open in the spring of 2015. It is an extension of the first section, the Nagano Shinkansen, which has been in operation since the 1st of October, 1997. The E7 series of trains were designed with a Japanese theme featuring both futuristic styling and traditional design elements overseen by Ken Okuyama with Kawasaki Heavy Industries. They have a maximum design speed of 275km/h (170 mph), but they operate at a maximum speed of 260 km/h (160 mph) on the Hokuriku Shinkansen. Operation began in March of 2014 in the Nagano Shinkansen and operation in the Hokuriku Shinkansen is scheduled for March of 2015.
N Gauge/Scale Design
3 Car Add-on set to the KA10-1221