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Oct 8, 2021 - HO Scale

Kato - HO Scale - P42 Amtrak 50th Anniversary Locomotives 50th Anniversary #46, “Midnight Blue”, & Phase I


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Dear HO Scale Customers;


By popular demand! In commemoration of Amtrak’s 50th Anniversary (celebrated on May 1st, 2020) Kato USA will release all versions of Amtrak’s 50th Anniversary P42 locomotives in HO Scale, coming next March, 2022! Locomotives will be available both as DC and with DCC + Sound variations (April, 2022)!

Prototype Information:

The General Electic P42 locomotive is also known as the "Genesis" locomotive. The P42 is a modern 4200 horsepower passenger locomotive used across the United States and Canada. Amtrak's P42 has replaced the EMD F40PH in revenue service and today they are used throughout the United States. Since their introduction, they have had a number of physical revisions to improve the ease of maintenance and parts replacements, including a bolt-on fiberglass nose panel (replacing the original's solid metal which was difficult to repair or replace) and a new headlight bezel that is more rounded than the previous square versions.

Model Features:

  • Perfectly suited to pull Kato's new production of Phase IVb Superliners.
  • Directional headlights and tail lights on both the front and rear of the locomotive, allowing it to operate as both a standard pulling locomotive with double heading capability or a push-pull engine, whether oriented facing forward or back.
  • Illuminated pre-printed numberboards
  • Capable of navigating minimum 370mm (14 3/5") radius curves (R1 radius in Europe), allowing the P42 to go where previous Kato locomotives have never been able to go before - dining room tables, coffee tables, spaces previously reserved exclusively for N scale!
  • Brand new coreless truck-motor drive paired with a super-heavy solid metal body mechanism; doubling the number of motors while increasing the traction potential and weight for new standard of running smoothness and pulling power.
  • Available from your local dealer or Kato-Direct with either Soundtraxx or ESU Loksound DCC and Sound pre-installed!



Order Due Date: Nov 30, 2021

Anticipated Delivery Date: Mar/April 2022


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