GE's "Genesis" locomotive, the P42, has been the "face" of Amtrak since it was introduced into service in the late 90's. While it is used by a handful of other railroads, the P42 sees much of its use on Amtrak's passenger trains all over the United States, whether it's pulling Superliners or single level cars.
Kato first introduced it's new HO P42 model in June of 2013, showcasing its revolutionary new coreless truck motor design that gave the locomotive unprecedented pulling and traction ability. Since then, Kato has released the locomotive in Amtrak's 40th anniversary Heritage schemes, giving modelers the opportunity to add these historic cars to their layouts.
Kato is re-releasing this locomotive with a brand new set of road numbers for 2015 - for modelers of modern Amtrak trains in HO, this is a perfect opportunity to expand their fleets or to experience this locomotive for the first time!
This new run of HO GE P42 "Genesis" locomotives, available with an without DCC and Sound, will be shipping out to hobby stores in late June and early July 2015! Contact your local hobby store to order or pay a visit once they're released to see these locomotives in person!
Now taking orders for Kato Online Exclusive Custom painted HO and N locomotives and cars:
Recent Updates -
Online Shop NS Cabooses arrived and in stock - 7/1/2015
New video posted to Kato USA Youtube Channel featuring N F3's and HO GP35's - 4/17/2015
Latest releases now available -N Online Shop Exclusive Kobo NS Cabooses
HO GE P42 Amtrak Phase Vb Locomotives (DC)
N Amtrak P42 and Santa Fe Super Chief Starter Sets
N Amtrak Superliner Phase IVb 4 car Sets
HO EMD GP35 NYC Locomotives (DC and DCC)
N&HO Unitrack Soundbox
HO EMD SD80MAC CSX and NS Locomotives (DC and DCC)
HO Gunderson MAXI-IV Pacer + TTX Well Cars
N UP Excursion Train and Water cars
N GE ES44AC CN and CP locomotives (DC and DCC)
N GE ES44AC CSX locomotives (DC and DCC)
N GE ES44AC UP and BNSF locomotives (DC and DCC)
N EMD F2/F3 Freight two-packs (DC and DCC)
HO EMD P42 Amtrak 40th Ann. Phase III and IV locomotives (DC)