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AZL January 2022 New Items Part 1
« on: December 31, 2021, 11:43:26 PM »
January 2022 New Releases Part 1


The Santa Fe El Capitan is here! These iconic trains are now available in Z scale! AZL has released three El Capitan eleven car sets. In addition to the eleven car sets is a bonus two car set. One add-on set is required to model the full thirteen car set.

The Santa Fe El Capitan was the economy coach counterpart to the all Pullman Santa Fe Super Chief. Starting in the mid-1950s, the El Capitan pioneered Hi-Level cars developed by the Budd Company. By raising the passenger section, Budd could move all of the supporting equipment below the floor boards, eliminate vestibules, and extend the seating area to the entire length of the car. Not only did this provide a better view out of the higher seating location, but it also increased seating capacity for each car. The El Capitan ran on the same schedule and route as the Super Chief, and offered a quality experience, with full dining and lounge cars, at an affordable price. These Budd Hi-Level cars became the model for modern Amtrak Superliner cars, which are now the backbone of long haul trains in America. Our Santa Fe El Capitan models the train as it appeared in August of 1956. It includes a typical consists of Baggage, Dorm / Hi-Level Transition, Step-Up Hi-Level Coach, Hi-Level Coach, Dining and Lounge cars. The last Step-Up Coach includes a rear drumhead logo of the El Capitan. The packaging includes cavities for four EMD F3/7 units in an A-B-B-A configuration that was typical motive power for the Santa Fe’s El Capitan.

72220 ATSF El Capitan 3453, 3477, 528, 723, 700, 576, 652, 704, 716, 719, 532. 11 car set

72221 ATSF El Capitan 3466, 3478, 531, 701, 724, 575, 650, 711, 717, 720, 537 11 car set

72222 ATSF El Capitan 3457, 3479, 534, 713, 707, 579, 651, 721, 703, 708, 536 11 car set

72230 ATSF El Capitan 3461, 714 two-car add-on set

ATSF EMD F7 A & B - 300 Series

To haul these trains, AZL is releasing four EMD F7 A-B sets in the 300 series. The road numbers selected represent the actual locomotive road numbers used to pull these trains.

63001-11_SET ATSF EMD F7A & F7B 300
63001-12_SET ATSF EMD F7A & F7B 300C
63001-13_SET ATSF EMD F7A & F7B 306
63001-14_SET ATSF EMD F7A & F7B 306C

Note, sets 11 and 12 should be paired, and sets 13 and 14 should be paired.

The EMD F7s feature prototypical details, a 7mm motor, directional controlled LED, blackened metal wheels, optional replacement truck with truck mounted coupler, draw bar (A units only) and come DCC ready.

EMD SW1500s – Union Pacific   

The UP’s are here! AZL is offering three road numbers:

62701-1 UP EMD SW1500 1014
62701-2 UP EMD SW1500 1018
62701-3 UP EMD SW1500 1025

The SW1500s feature numerous prototype specific details, traction tires, blacken metal-wheels, innovative drive train and truck design, directional-controlled LEDs and AZL’s AutoLatchTM couplers.

As a bonus, AZL’s Innovation Lab is including two adapters that allow the SW1500 to be retrofitted with Micro-TriainsTM 905 couplers.

Note: We are advising customers not to attempt to remove the shells of the SW1500s. Doing so may result in damage to the locomotive’s shells.

See the American Z Line site for more information on these and other AZL products.

Rob Kluz
Ztrack Distribution
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