Western Coil & Electrical Company Burlington Zephyr
The Western Coil & Electrical Company of Racine, Wisconsin produced sand cast aluminum Burlington Zephyr sets in the 1930's (see the video). Instructions for this train may be found here. The set on this page has metal handrails and window panes applied to the outside of the car bodies. Window panes were included in "DeLuxe" sets only. Barber-Coleman unidirectional motors powered these trains. The vestibules (bellows) between the cars were made from heavy paper.
Western Coil 9900 Burlington United States Mail Railway Post Office lead power car.
Western Coil Railway Express Agency Pullman car.
Western Coil 9900 Burlington Zephyr observation car.
In the picture on the left, the lead power car has marker lights on either side of the headlight.
The photo on the right shows the rear of the observation car with two red taillights and one back-up light.
Western Coil lead power car top. A cotter pin secures the motor to the car body.
Western Coil pickup roller for car lighting.
Western Coil Burlington Zephyr set boxes.