Kato 17736-L	(N) ALC-42 Charger Amtrak Phase VII #312
Kato 17736-L	(N) ALC-42 Charger Amtrak Phase VII #312

Kato 17736-L (N) ALC-42 Charger Amtrak Phase VII #312

Regular price
$120.00
Sale price
$99.98

Amtrak's new symbol, the ALC-42 Charger, is now available with the Amtrak 50th Anniversary logo. The actual car is Amtrak's state-of-the-art long-distance passenger diesel locomotive manufactured by Siemens, which has been in operation since summer 2021 , and will replace the approximately 25-year-old GE P42 locomotives, of which 75 more are planned by 2024. Amtrak has major plans to replace its aging GE P42 Genesis and P40 fleet, and ordered 75 ALC-42 Chargers from Siemens in December 2018, followed by an additional order for 100 units, with expansion plans currently underway.
The ALC-42 Charger has a maximum output of 4,200 hp, almost the same as the GE P42 Genesis, but with an engine that complies with emission regulations and incorporates European railway know-how. This new-generation electric diesel locomotive combines energy savings and high-speed performance (maximum speed 201 km/h) and is attracting attention as Amtrak's next main locomotive.

We recommend this item as a traction vehicle for <10-1788/1789 Amtrak Superliner>.

Amtrak's long-distance double-decker coach "Superliner", a representative of modern American railways, is now available. Amtrak, commonly known as the National Railroad Passenger Corporation, is a public corporation established in 1971 to operate rail passenger transport by merging the passenger divisions of the predominantly freight-oriented US railway companies. The 'Superliner' coaches are two-storey stainless steel carriages and are used on long-distance trains operated by Amtrak, and are representative of passenger transport in the USA.
Features
ALC-42 Charger
・Reproduction of the streamlined head cars shape, black-based exterior, the 'Amtrak' logo in various places and 50th Anniversary logo.
・Reproduction of the large openwork louvers which are the main feature of the model. Interior lighting can be installed (sold separately).
・Head light/ tail lights/ ditch light installed. With DCC, they can be illuminated separately.
・Knuckle Couplers installed. Coupler trip pins can be installed.
・Speaker mounting space to allow for DCC sound.

Superliner
・4-car set consists of 1 locomotive, 1 sleeping car, 1 coach/baggage car and 1 coach. 6-car set consists of 1 baggage car, 1 transition sleeping car, 1 sleeping car, 1 diner, 1 lounge and 1 coach
・Reproduction of the streamlined head cars shape, blue-based exterior and the 'Amtrak' logo in various places.
・Reproduction of the large openwork louvers which are the main feature of the model. Interior lighting can be installed (sold separately).
・Coupler trip pins can be installed.
・Speaker mounting space to allow for DCC sound.
・Knuckle Couples installed.
・The bookcase for American double decker passenger cars is sold separately and available at Hobby Center Kato. The bookcase can hold a four-car set and two locomotives.