Kato Amtrak Phase I and Penn Central Passenger Cars


It's my understanding that these models are not new tooling (IE, they were recycled from earlier Kato passenger car sets - smoothside, Broadway Ltd, El Capitan, Super Chief, California Zephyr, et al).

Formed in 1968 from the Pennsylvania and New York Central Railroads, the Penn Central paved the way for government funded and operated rail passenger service - Amtrak - when it bankrupted in 1970 and left the densely populated northeast without any form of reliable rail transportation. In Amtrak’s formative years, it would use a variety of equipment from both Penn Central and other roads, many of which would wear their original paint schemes and creating the patchwork “rainbow” consists that made this era so unique.

Features -

- Era-appropriate paint schemes, with a vibrant mix of Tuscan Red, Stainless steel, Amtrak Phase I, and PC Green
- Designed to run with Penn Central and Amtrak GG1's or Penn Central and Amtrak E8A locomotives
- Each car is equipped with low flange wheels, KATO magnetic knuckle couplers and shock absorber construction for smooth and reliable operation
- Interior of cars can be lighted with optional installation of #11-209/210 Interior Light Kit with White LED (Light Kit with White LED is DCC friendly)

PC Coach #3001 (ex-UP) -

PC Duplex 4DB "Connoquenessing Creek" (ex-PRR) -

PC Coach #1521 (ex-PRR) -

PC Sleeper "Imperial Trees" (ex-PRR) -

Amtrak Baggage #1057 (ex-El Capitan) -

Amtrak 10-6 Sleeper "Silver Crag" (ex-California Zephyr) -

Amtrak Diner "Silver Restaurant" (ex-California Zephyr) -

Amtrak 10-6 Sleeper "Palm Arch" (ex-Super Chief) -



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