Kato USA has announced a new train set, but its not what anyone expected. It seems like this was an attempt to make another complete train, this time including the locomotive. Kato has announced a set including a P42 locomotive, a baggage car, one Amfleet coach, one Amfleet cafe car and two Viewliner cars. These could be real nice cars, and a nice change from the Bachmann Amfleets that are currently available but have issues with rolling resistance. The problem is, this is the only way to get these cars! There is no availability of single coaches or Viewliners. Hopefully that will change in the future, but word on the forums is Kato Japan has dictated this to be the only packaging of these cars. You can read Kato’s release information here.

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