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. Ninth Release
Announced: 08-01-2012
Orders Due: 09-24-2012
ETA: Delivered
Ninth Release
Announced: 08-01-2012
Orders Due: 09-24-2012
ETA: Delivered
Eighth Release
Announced: 09-01-11
Orders Due: 09-22-11
ETA: Delivered
Seventh Release
Announced: 05-09-11
Orders Due: 05-24-11
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Sixth Release
Announced: 6-1-10
Orders Due: 6-22-10
ETA: Delivered
Fifth Release
Announced: 08-27-09
Orders Due: 09-23-09
ETA: Delivered
Third Release
Announced: 11-01-05

Fourth Release
Announced: 12-08-06
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Prototypical Train Consists during the F40PH era:
3-Unit Locomotive consist is representative of long-distance routes or routes through mountainous areas where extra power is needed ; foul weather could also be a factor in requiring a third locomotive.
F40PH F40PH F40PH Baggage Baggage Sleeper Coach Coach Diner Lounge Coach-Baggage Coach Sleeper
Representative of medium distance routes or long-distance routes where additional power of a third locomotive is not needed.
F40PH F40PH Baggage Baggage Sleeper Coach Coach Diner Lounge Coach-Baggage Coach Sleeper .
Typical of shorter 'commuter' type routes.
F40PH Coach-Baggage Coach Coach Sleeper Business Car* .            
Typical of shorter 'commuter' type routes.
Note: If I remember correctly the International runs like this w/o the sleeper between Toronto & Chicago.
F40PH Baggage Coach Coach Lounge Sleeper Business Car* .          
* Presence of business car is private car or executive car coupled to conveniently scheduled train.
Superliners
Background Information Model Features

Amtrak currently operates Superliner 1 and Superliner 2 cars. Delivery of the original Superliner 1 cars began in 1979 with the first cars operating on short runs originating in Seattle and Chicago.
As more cars arrived, entire Superliner trainsets replaced trains on existing Western routes.
The height of a Superliner generally precludes its operating in the Northeast because of tunnel clearance concerns.
Kato's models are based on the five Superliner 1 car types. They are: Coach-Baggage, Coach,
Diner, Sleeper, and Lounge.

All cars are factory equipped with the Kato fully-automatic knuckle coupler and feature finely lettering with car number and other markings. Interiors of the cars can be lighted with the installation of our 11-211(single) or 11-212 (6-pack) light sets with LEDs.
Material Handling Cars

Background Information

Amtrak rosters two types of MHC cars, or Material Handling Cars. They are known by modelers as MHC-1 or MHC-2. The original 1400-series MHC-1 cars were built by Thrall in 1986 utilizing rebuilt trucks from former REA express cars with a short wheelbase; this car has been previously offered by Con-Cor.
In 1989 Amtrak began receiving a second version of the MHC, the MHC-2, which carry road #'s: in the 1500-series. These cars differed in some notable ways. The trucks were a new design that had a longer wheelbase than the earlier cars. Further, there was a body snubber anchor mounted on the sides of the car above each truck. These two details are the most obvious differences between the two car series, however the body and roof are entirely different from the earlier cars.

Model Features

This production of the MHC-2 will be decorated in Amtrak's Phase IV paint scheme. All cars are factory equipped with Kato's Magnetic Knuckle Coupler with fine lettering. Cars will be equipped with trucks that have pickup contacts. This will facilitate modeler installation of aftermarket End of Train / Flashing Rear End Devices (EOT/FRED). NOTE: Kato does not manufacture EOT/FRED kits.
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Transition Car Release
Part #: Kat-156-0954 - Amtrak - Road #: 39027 - Superliner II Transition Sleeper Phase IVb
The original Santa Fe “Step Down Coach” was, for many years, an absolutely necessary car for any Superliner Consist as trains had to accommodate both single and bi-level cars in order to deal with baggage and crew accommodations.
With the construction of Amtrak’s fleet of second generation Superliner cars in 1990 (the appropriately named Superliner II’s), Amtrak turned its attention to replacing the now-decades old Step Down Coaches it had inherited from the Santa Fe with the new “Transition Sleeper” or “Transition Dormitory” car. With roomette accommodations for the train’s crew as well as dining and lounge space, these crew cars were to take the place of the older Santa Fe Step Down cars in Amtrak’s fleet, functioning both as a crew quarters and a hi-low transition car.
Currently, virtually every Superliner Consist in operation in Amtrak Service has some form of transition car, with the latest paint schemes being reserved for the newer Superliner II Cars. This Kato N scale model will be a fully licensed and accurate recreation of this new, Modern Transition car and will be a must-have for any N scale modeler who operates existing Phase IVb Superliner Trains!
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Re-Release
Part #: Kat-106-3515 - Amtrak Phase IVb - 4-car Set A

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Includes:

  • Superliner Phase IVb Coach-Baggage - Road #: 31004
  • Superliner Phase IVb Coach - Road #: 34018
  • Superliner Phase IVb Diner - Road #: 38021
  • Superliner Phase IVb Sleeper - Road #: 32019
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Part #: Kat-106-3516 - Amtrak Phase IVb - 4-car Set B

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Includes:

  • Superliner Phase IVb Coach - Road #: 34049
  • Superliner Phase IVb Coach - Road #: 34079
  • Superliner Phase IVb Lounge - Road #: 33022
  • Superliner Phase IVb Sleeper - Road #: 3205
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Ninth Release

We are excited to announce Amtrak Superliner cars back in the Phase III paint to go with the Ditchlight Equipped F40PH locomotives!

Part #: Kat-106-3517 - Amtrak Phase III - 4-car Set A
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Includes:

  • Coach #34037,
  • Coach-Baggage #31024,
  • Sleeper #32022,
  • Diner #38026
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Part #: Kat-106-3518 - Amtrak Phase III - 4-car Set B
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Includes:

  • Coach #34051,
  • Coach #34085,
  • Sleeper #32044,
  • Lounge #33008
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Part #: Kat-106-7122 - Amtrak Phase III - 2-Car Step Down Coach and Baggage Set

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Includes:

  • Step-down Coach #39919,
  • Baggage #1241
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Eighth Release

We are excited to announce Amtrak Superliner cars in the NEW Phase IVb paint scheme which
incorporates the Phase V logo and the GE P42 Amtrak Phase V locomotives.
These newest paint scheme Phase IVb Superliners will look great on a layout being pulled by
the Amtrak Phase V locomotives .

Part #: Kat-106-3516 - Amtrak Phase IVb - 4-car Set B

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Includes:

  • Superliner Phase IVb Coach - Road #: 34049
  • Superliner Phase IVb Coach - Road #: 34079
  • Superliner Phase IVb Lounge - Road #: 33022
  • Superliner Phase IVb Sleeper - Road #: 3205
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Seventh Release

We are excited to announce Amtrak Superliner cars in the NEW Phase IVb paint scheme which
incorporates the Phase V logo and the GE P42 Amtrak Phase V locomotives.
These newest paint scheme Phase IVb Superliners will look great on a layout being pulled by
the Amtrak Phase V locomotives .

Part #: Kat-106-3515 - Amtrak Phase IVb - 4-car Set A

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Includes:

  • Superliner Phase IVb Coach-Baggage - Road #: 31004
  • Superliner Phase IVb Coach - Road #: 34018
  • Superliner Phase IVb Diner - Road #: 38021
  • Superliner Phase IVb Sleeper - Road #: 32019
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Sixth Release
Part #: Kat-106-7121- Amtrak - Phase III - 2 Car Set - Step Down (Dormitory) Coach - Road #: 39901; Baggage Car - Road #: 1206
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Part #: Kat-106-3501A - Amtrak Phase III (4-Car Set A) - Road #: Coach #34003, Coach-Baggage #31000, Sleeper #32015, Diner #38009 - Amtrak Superliners
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Part #: Kat-106-3502A - Amtrak Phase III (4-Car Set B) - Road #'s: Coach 34025, Coach, 34038, Sleeper 32036, Lounge 33016 - Amtrak Superliners
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Part #: Kat-106-3503 - Amtrak MHC Ph III (2-Pack) - Road #: 1550 & 1515
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Fifth Release
Part #: Kat-106-3513 - Amtrak Road #'s: Coach/Baggage #31013; Coach #34086; Diner #38037; Sleeper #32032 - Superliner Phase IVb, 4 Car Set A

<<<< Photo from: Skip Gatermann onRailcarPhotos.com We have requested permission to use the photo. RailcarPhotos.com is an excellent place to research rolling stock

KatoUSA photo>>>>

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Part #: Kat-106-3514 - Amtrak - Road #'s: Coach #34020; Coach #34012; Lounge #33019; Sleeper #32005 - Superliner Phase IVb, 4 Car Set B.

<<< We found these photos and attempted to request permission to use it from it's author: Joe Posey on LocoPhotos.com. LocoPhotos.com is an excellent place to research locomotives. Joe has posted some excellent but did not provide a contact link.

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Fourth Release

Part #: Kat-106-3501A - Amtrak Phase III (4-Car Set A) - Road #'s: Coach #34003, Coach-Baggage #31000, Sleeper #32015, Diner #38009 - Amtrak Superliners
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Part #: Kat-106-3502A - Amtrak Phase III (4-Car Set B) - Road #'s: Coach 34025, Coach, 34038, Sleeper 32036, Lounge 33016 - Amtrak Superliners
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Part #: Kat-106-3503A - Amtrak MHC Ph III (2-Pack) - Road #'s: 1522 & 1544
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Part #: Kat-106-3504A - Amtrak Phase IV (4-Car Set A) Road #'s: Coach #34010, Coach-Smoker #31509, Sleeper #32000, Diner # 38033 - Amtrak Superliners
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Part #: Kat-106-3505A Amtrak Superliners Phase IV (4-Car Set B) - Road #'s: Coach #34045, Coach #34060, Sleeper #32062, Lounge #33021 - Amtrak Superliners
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Part #: Kat-106-3509A Amtrak MHC Ph IV (2-Pack) - Road #'s: 1507 1524
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Third Release

Part #: Kat-106-3501 - Amtrak Ph III (4-Car Set A) Road #'s: Coach #34042, Coach-Baggage #31015, Sleeper #32004, Diner #38036 - Amtrak Superliners
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Part #: Kat-106-3502 - Amtrak Ph III (4-Car Set B) - Road #'s: Coach 34029, Coach, 34063, Sleeper "George M Pullman", Lounge 33005 - Amtrak Superliners
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Part #: Kat-106-3503 - Amtrak MHC Ph III (2-Pack) - Road #s: 1550 & 1515
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Part #: Kat-106-3504 - Amtrak Ph IV (4-Car Set A) Road #'s: Coach #34008, Coach-Smoker #31514, Sleeper #32006, Diner # 38011 - Amtrak Superliners

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Part #: Kat-106-3505 - Amtrak Ph IV (4-Car Set B) - Road #'s: Coach #34045, Coach #34060, Sleeper #32062, Lounge #33021 - Amtrak Superliners


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Part #: Kat-106-3509 - Amtrak MHC Ph IV (2-Pack) - Road #'s: 1508 1531
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Earlier Releases
Part #: Kat-106-3510 - Amtrak 4-Car Set A Phase II Set - Coach #34057 - Coach Baggage #31034 - Sleeper #32009 "George M. Pullman"- Diner #38012 - Amtrak Superliners
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Part #: Kat-106-3511 - Amtrak 4-Car Set B Phase II Set - Coach #34062 - Coach #34084 - Sleeper #32056 - Lounge #33007 - Amtrak Superliners
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Part #: Kat-106-3512 - Amtrak Smoothside Baggage 2 Car Set Road #'s: 1075 & 1076- Phase I
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Phase I scheme on passenger cars consisted of Amtrak's "Pointless Arrow" logo on one end of the car along with a "cigar band" consisting of a wide red stripe, a narrow white stripe in the middle and a wide blue stripe on the bottom.
http://www.hebners.net/amtrak/amtBAG.html from the collection of Jim Hebner


This photo is in Phase I paint

This photo is in Phase III paint
Background Information
When Amtrak began operations, they acquired a large number of passenger and baggage cars that had previously been owned by various railroads. Because of the importance of their service, a large number of baggage cars were repainted and remained in the Phase I paint scheme for many years.

Two of Amtrak's "smoothside" baggage cars came from Union Pacific and were renumbered as 1075 and 1076 when they were repainted for Amtrak. The Phase I paint scheme is an excellent match for the Phase II paint scheme that appears on the Superliners also being produced by Kato.

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Even Earlier Releases
Part #: Kat-106-3507 - Amtrak 4-Car Set A - Phase IV - Coach #34014; Coach-Baggage #31007; Sleeper #32026; Diner #38028 - Amtrak Superliners
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Part #: Kat-106-3508 - Amtrak 4-Car Set B - Phase IV - Coach #34002 Coach #34099; Sleeper #32047; Lounge #33011 - Amtrak Superliners


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Light Kits
Part #: Kat-11-211 - Interior Lighting Kit w/ LED Version 2
Fits: Corrugated Cars, Smooth Side Cars, Caboose, RDC, Superliner, Daylight, Broadway, Superchief
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Fits: Budd Corrugated Cars, Smooth Side Cars, Caboose, RDC, Superliner
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: : : Specifications
* Light bulb in the conventional interior lighting set has been replaced with white LED in this newly developed lighting set with the rest of the components remaining the same.
* Set for a single car/Set for 6 Cars
::: Components for a car:
* Lens Color Filter, Reflector Unit, Unit Holder, and Contact Spring

: : :Features
* Use of newly developed White LED recreates a fluorescent lamp lighted environment.
* By attaching the Color Filter the white color can be changed into yellowish “incandescent” light. Use of this filter is particularly good with older time period cars in which incandescent light was prevalent.
* Be sure to note the value pricing of the #11-212 Kit giving you the components for six cars for the price of five single-car kits!

: : : Additional Notes
* Applicable to those (N) passenger cars which #11-204/206 New Interior Lighting sets can be fit into.

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Part #: Kat-11-212 - Interior Lighting Kit w/ LED Version 2 (6 pieces)
Fits: Can be used to illuminate any N Scale Kato Passenger car, business car, or RDC.
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Fits: Budd Corrugated Cars, Smooth Side Cars, Caboose, RDC, Superliner
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Decoders
Part #: Kat-29-352 - FL12 Tail Light Control Decoder

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DCC Decorder for tail light control in the Daylight, California Zephyr, and Super Chief observation cars.

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Part #: Kat-29-353 - FR11 Interior Light Control Decoder

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DCC Decoder for N interior lighting kits 11-209/11-211 and 11-210/11-212. Allows programmable on/off functionality on DCC.

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Stock Checks:

Inventory is a fluid commodity.  It changes by the hour (sometimes by the minute). To retain our pricing structure we maintain stock levels designed to turnover 6 times each year. We cannot guarantee stock status till we have an order in hand. All product is subject to prior sale. If we confirm that we have it, and, while we are waiting for the order it sells, you would be upset that we did not hold it.
We used to hold items but learned a VERY EXPENSIVE lesson. When we held items for customers’ orders, the order never materialized 80%+ of the time.  We lost out on the orders placed while the item was on hold.  Also we wasted staff time that could have been used to pull actual orders.
Since we are well known for finding older stock the fact that it may not be on our shelves at this minute does not mean we can’t get it. So, as we spell out on our terms pages, we don’t do it anymore.
You may, however, call in and we will tell you if the items are available and if possible attempt to locate what we don’t have while you are on the phone.

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