Looks like Walthers has leaked the next Kato announcement.  They’re showing Metra MP36PH’s and gallery cars HERE.

From the pricing, it appears that a set including an engine and 3 cars will be available, as well as a single engine and gallery coach as add-ons.

Metra ordered 27 MP36PH-3S’s overall, and after working out some early electrical glitches, they’ve been in service since 2004. 

We’re waiting to hear what version of the gallery style commuter cars Kato has chosen, but hopefully they’ll be an early Budd corrugated style and we can see them in Milwaukee Road or Burlington livery later!

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Metra locomotive pulls into Blue Island, IL.  August 9, 2007. Lucius Kwok