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Kato has announced its long hinted new locomotive for N scale. Kato will be producing the SDP40F in Amtrak Phase I and Phase II paint. The model is expected in late spring 2016. With this and the previously announced ACS-64 locomotive, Kato has covered the most prominent motive power stretching the entirety of Amtrak’s existence.

The SDP40F was the first locomotives built specifically for Amtrak.  They were based off the SD40-2 but modified with a higher top speed and with steam generators for passenger service.  Some saw later life in freight service and commuter rail services such as Chicago’s Metra.

See full details here at Kato’s web site.