Kato N 1060042 Amtrak ACS-64 and Amfleet I Starter Set

KAT-1060042

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Kato N 1060042 Amtrak ACS-64 and Amfleet I Starter Set
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Sleek Electrics for a modern era

The ACS-64, also known as the "Amtrak Cities Sprinter", is Amtrak's replacement of the aging AEM-7 and HHP-8 electric locomotives for operation in the Northeast and Keystone Corridors. Built by Siemens and based on the EuroSprinter European electric locomotive design, the Cities Sprinter is nonetheless a unique model to North America and is built entirely in the United States. The Prototype, entering service as of February 2014, is meant to pull as many as 18 Amfleet cars at speeds of up to 125 miles per hour!

The new Cities Sprinter locomotive will come bundled with a brand new car, prototypically appropriate for the ACS-64 operation!

Amfleet I: During its beginnings, Amtrak inherited its passenger cars from other railroads. Old, steam heated and in dire need of upgrades, Amtrak set out to replace these cars in 1973 with the purchase of the first Amfleet cars from Budd. This initial batch of 492 cars were the Amfleet I - with a door and vestibule on either end (unlike their single-doored successor), these cars fell into a few different varieties but essentially broke down into coach and dinette variants. Despite the introduction of their newer cousins, Amfleet I's are still in use by Amtrak, primarily for shorter distance routes.

Siemens ACS-64 Amfleet #621
Amfleet I Coach Amtrak Phase VI #82500
Amfleet I Coach Amtrak Phase VI #82605
Amfleet I Coach Amtrak Phase VI #82741
Amfleet I Cafe Amtrak Phase VI #48178
Specially designed bookcase packaging that holds the locomotive and 4 cars with additional room for an extra 2 Amfleet I cars
Complete oval of track (12 3/8" radius)
Grade crossing/rerailing track
Storage Drawer for locomotives/accessories
Kato Power Pack

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