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Amtrak GE P42 Genesis Locos
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Prototype Information:
The Amtrak P42 locomotive was pre-dated by the P40, which was originally known as the AMD-103, or "Genesis" locomotive. "Genesis locomotive" collectively refers to the P40, P42, and P32. (The P32 is a third-rail capable locomotive that operates only in the Northeast). The P40 was originally delivered in 1993 with the first order of P42's following in late 1996 and early 1997. The P40 is a 4000 horsepower locomotive, while the P42 is a 4200 horsepower locomotive.

External details on the P40 and P42 are very similar with the P42 lacking the warning lights and hostler window of the P40. With Amtrak realizing that the warning lights flashed back into the cab, and the hostler window was not necessary, the P40s were modified so that they are virtual carbon-copies of the more numerous P42. Amtrak rosters a total of 44 P40 locomotive and a whopping 207 P42 locomotives. Kato has chosen to produce the P42 locomotive based on the large numbers of P42's that have been produced, coupled with the fact that Amtrak is rebuilding their P40's to resemble P42's.

Amtrak's P42 and P40 locomotives have virtually replaced the EMD F40PH, once the mainline passenger locomotive of choice. As of today, there are only 6 F40PH's in active service, although additional F40PH's are occasionally called upon in emergencies

Model Features:
We have produced three road numbers in the Phase III and Phase IV schemes because most trains operate with two or three locomotives.
It was common practice for Amtrak to mix Phase III and Phase IV paint scheme locomotives when building a train for its journey.
Models are available in Phase III and Phase IV Amtrak schemes. There is even a single unit in the Northeast Corridor scheme!
All models are equipped with Kato's five-pole motor with dual brass flywheels.
Factory equipped with our new fully-automatic knuckle couplers.
Front and rear Bright White LED Headlights will be equipped with a "flicker free" circuit. This built-in capacitor will eliminate the flickering light effects of "back EMF," often caused when the electrical current to the model is temporarily interrupted. This usually happens when crossing over a turnout and the model "thinks" it is about to reverse direction.
"DCC Friendly" for easy drop-in installation of digital decoder
Highly-detailed printing with warning labels and builder plates.
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Amtrak Genesis Phase I/III/IV/V P42 Locos


Kato has adopted a MAP pricing policy so that prices may not be advertised. You can click on the "Map Pricing" logo above for an explanaton of what this means. To find BLW's price on these items, please click on the "Add" button below right.

New Haven GE P42 Genesis #230

The next release in the popular Kato KOBO Built-to-order series will be the attractive New Haven #230 GE P42 "Genesis" loco.
More than just a striking paint job, this model will also have some modified body details, including the replacement of the front number board with the square "NH" logo plate that the prototype models are fitted with.
This loco is being offered as part of the Kato USA Kobo Custom Paint line, hand-painted and decorated by a master modeler in Japan. And please note the following, in bold type from Kato:
"Due to the hand-made nature of this item, some minor blemishes and differences may be present from model to model -- Kato USA cannot take returns on items for non-major paint or mechanical issues". This is a limited discount item.

New Haven KOBO #230 P42 Genesis Loco
ITEM # KA-1766023KB - Reserve nowfor late October delivery.


LIST: $175

Celebrate the Century P42 Amtrak #100

Amtrak Unit #100 is adorned on all four sides with post office related decorations, including stamps from all across the services' history. The Kobo custom model will replicate this engine as it appeared in 2000, specifically, as the locomotive had at least one major change done to its appearance over its 18 month lifespan wearing these colors.

Amtrak #100 GE P42 Celebrate the Century
ITEM # KA-1766007KB -


List: $170.00

Amtrak 40th Anniversary Genesis Loco #145
Kato is celebrating Amtrak's 40th Anniversary with an N scale model of one of Amtrak's own tribute locomotives -- the GE P42 "Genesis" #145, painted in a special paint scheme for Amtrak's own birthday celebration. With classic Ph III Stripes -- note the 1971 - 2011 dates surrounding the "Amtrak" logo.
Right at home with Ph IV and VI Amfleet and Viewliner cars ... this new special paint scheme is one of Amtrak's latest additions to their loco roster ... and a great addition to your collection as well. This is a prototype paint scheme.
Amtrak Genesis #145 40th Anniversary Loco
ITEM # KA-1766021


List: $120.00


Kato continues Amtrak's 40th Anniversary celebration with another N scale model of one of Amtrak's own tribute locomotives -- the GE P42 "Genesis" #156 , painted in a special paint scheme for Amtrak's own birthday celebration. The 40th Anniversary Phase I P42 is now in stock.
Amtrak Genesis #156 40th Anniversary Loco Ph I
ITEM # KA-1766022


List: $120.00


Amtrak Genesis #66 40th Anniv. Loco Ph II
ITEM # KA-1766023


List: $120.00

Amtrak Genesis #184 40th Anniv. Loco Ph IV
ITEM # KA-1766024


List: $120.00


Amtrak P42, Phase Vb Scheme
Amtrak Genesis Ph Vb, rd #61
ITEM # KA-1766025 -


List: $120.00

Amtrak Genesis Ph Vb, rd #80
ITEM # KA-1766026 -


List: $120.00


New Rd #'s Phase Vb Scheme - Now in stock!
Kato has re-run their popular Amtrak Ph Vb Genesis locos with new road #'s.
Amtrak Genesis Ph IV, rd #12
ITEM # KA-1766027 -


List: $125.00

Amtrak Genesis Ph IV, rd #99
ITEM # KA-1766028 -


List: $125.00

Previous Genesis P42 Releases
Kato P42 Loco, Amtrak Phase III
Amtrak Genesis Ph III, rd # 46
ITEM # KA-1766001 -

$80.95
LIST: $97.98

Kato P42 Loco, Amtrak PH IV
Amtrak Genesis Ph IV, rd #97
ITEM # KA-1766002 -

$65.95
LIST: $97.98

Kato Via Rail P42
Via Rail P42 Renaissance Scheme, rd #903
ITEM # KA-1766007

$69.95
LIST: $99.95

Kato P42 Loco, Amtrak Ph V
Amtrak Genesis Ph V, rd #127
ITEM # KA-1766009 -

$80.95
LIST: $110

Amtrak Genesis Ph V, rd #28
ITEM # KA-1766010 -


LIST: $105

Amtrak Genesis Ph V, rd #194
ITEM # KA-1766011 -

$80.95
LIST: $110

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