Athearn HO Scale West Coast Express [WCE] Three Piece set #903 Bombardier Control Car #108 Coaches #218 & #307. The West Coast Express reporting mark [WCE] is a commuter railway serving the Lower Mainland region of British Columbia, Canada. Opened in 1995, it provides a link between Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley Regional District, and is the only commuter railway in Western Canada.
Service is provided between Downtown Vancouver and the municipalities of Port Moody, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Pitt Meadows, Maple Ridge, and Mission. Along its route several stations interchange with the SkyTrain metropolitan rail system as well as local bus services.
Additionally, Waterfront station in Downtown Vancouver provides a connection to the SeaBus passenger ferry. Bombardier Bi-Level VI through VIII Passenger coaches. The Bombardier BiLevel Coach is a bilevel passenger railcar built by multiple manufacturers. The BiLevel coaches were designed by Toronto's regional commuter rail service, GO Transit and Hawker Siddeley Canada in the mid-1970s as a more efficient replacement for GO's original single-deck coaches and cab cars. Later coaches were manufactured by Urban Transportation Development Corporation/Can-Car and finally Bombardier, who now owns the designs and manufacturing facility.
There are more than seven hundred such coaches in service today and almost all have been built at the company's Thunder Bay, Ontario, and Plattsburgh, New York, plants. Each train consists of a General Motors/ EMD F59PHI diesel-electric locomotive and between four and ten Bombardier BiLevel VI passenger carriages.The West Coast Express also operates an MPI MP36PH-3C for backup. The total fleet of passenger coaches is 44. The West Coast Express uses pushpull operation; instead of moving the locomotive to the other end of the train, it is controlled remotely from a second cab in the last passenger carriage, allowing the train to run'backwards.
The company sells three lines: Genesis, the highest-cost, highest-quality, with DCC sound and fine details; and two lower-priced, less-detailed lines: Ready-to-Roll, representing trains from the steam-to-diesel transition period to today; and Roundhouse, representing trains from the days of steam era railroading. Their powered Locomotives are comparable in quality to Atlas, and Bowser brands. Athearn has scheduled the release of a new line of F-59PHI upgraded in an effort to continues to enhance Athearn RTR models per customer requests and feedback.
The F-59PHI will be reintroduced in the 2020 line. The new line will include new features often requested. Athearn HO Scale West Coast Express [WCE] Three Piece set #903 Bombardier Control Car #108 Coaches#218 & #307. Fully assembled and ready for your layout. Full window glazing and interiors.
Contains two coaches and one cab car with different road numbers. Razor sharp painting and printing. Machined RP25 profile metal wheels See Image 7.
The item "Athearn HO Scale 3 piece West Coast Express set (2 Coach, 1 Cab,)" is in sale since Wednesday, February 26, 2020. This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Model Railroads & Trains\HO Scale\Passenger Cars".
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