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Kato USA - 106-6282 - Passenger Car, Lightweight, Amtrak Viewliner, Phase IV - Amtrak - 3-Car Set

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Stock Number106-6282
Original Retail Price$100.00
BrandKato USA
ManufacturerKato
Body StyleKato Passenger Boxed Set North American Prototype
Prototype VehiclePassenger Car, Lightweight, Amtrak Viewliner (Details)
PrototypePassenger Car, Lightweight, Amtrak Viewliner, Phase IV
Road or Company NameAmtrak (Details)
Road or Reporting Number3-Car Set
Paint Color(s)Red, Blue and Silver
Paint SchemePhase VI
MultipackYes
Multipack Count3
Multipack ID Number106-6282
Release Date2011-05-01
Item CategoryPassenger Cars
Model TypeLightweight/Streamlined
Model SubtypeCorrugated
Model VarietyVariety
Prototype RegionNorth America
Prototype EraNA Era V: Modern Diesel (1979 - Present)
Years Produced1995 -
Scale1/160



Model Information: Kato boxed sets for North American Prototypes come in various shapes and sizes. These may contain complete train sets with locomotive, track and power pack or may be as simple as a pair of passenger coaches. Many of the sets use "bookshelf" boxes with cardboard sleeves and carefully cut foam inserts.
Prototype History:
The Viewliner cars were designed in the 1980s to replace the aging heritage passenger fleet acquired form the various railroads whose passenger service Amtrak replaced. The Viewliner design is a series of modular cars that can function as baggage, diners, sleepers and baggage-coach cars.

The first prototypes were built by Budd and went into use as early as 1988. The first production Viewliner cars went into service in the mid 1990s and were produced by Morrison-Knudsen. The later Viewliner II cars started production in 2012 and are produced by CAF USA.

The cars are single level types and are use on long-haul routes East of Chicago.
Road Name History:
The National Railroad Passenger Corporation, doing business as Amtrak, is a passenger railroad service that provides medium- and long-distance intercity service in the contiguous United States. Founded in 1971 through the government-sponsored consolidation of most of the remaining U.S. passenger rail companies, it is partially government-funded yet operated and managed as a for-profit corporation.

Amtrak operates more than 300 trains each day on 21,300 miles (34,000 km) of track with select segments having civil operating speeds of 150 mph (240 km/h) and connecting more than 500 destinations in 46 states in addition to three Canadian provinces. In fiscal year 2015, Amtrak served 30.8 million passengers and had $2.185 billion in revenue, while employing more than 20,000 people. Nearly two-thirds of passengers come from the 10 largest metropolitan areas; 83% of passengers travel on routes shorter than 400 miles. Its headquarters is at Union Station in Washington, D.C.

The name "Amtrak" is a portmanteau of the words "America" and "trak", the latter itself a sensational spelling of "track".

Read more on Wikipedia.
Brand/Importer Information:
KATO U.S.A. was established in 1986, with the first U.S. locomotive model (the GP38-2, in N-Scale) released in 1987. Since that time, KATO has come to be known as one of the leading manufacturers of precision railroad products for the modeling community. KATO's parent company, Sekisui Kinzoku Co., Ltd., is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

In addition to producing ready-to-run HO and N scale models that are universally hailed for their high level of detail, craftsmanship and operation, KATO also manufactures UNITRACK. UNITRACK is the finest rail & roadbed modular track system available to modelers today. With the track and roadbed integrated into a single piece, UNITRACK features a nickel-silver rail and a realistic-looking roadbed. Patented UNIJOINERS allow sections to be snapped together quickly and securely, time after time if necessary.

The Kato U.S.A. office and warehouse facility is located in Schaumburg, Illinois, approximately 30 miles northwest of Chicago. All research & development of new North American products is performed here, in addition to the sales and distribution of merchandise to a vast network of wholesale representatives and retail dealers. Models requiring service sent in by hobbyists are usually attended to at this location as well. The manufacturing of all KATO products is performed in Japan.

Supporters of KATO should note that there is currently no showroom or operating exhibit of models at the Schaumburg facility. Furthermore, model parts are the only merchandise sold directly to consumers. (Please view the Parts Catalog of this website for more specific information.)
Item created by: gdm on 2015-12-11 15:40:20. Last edited by Alain LM on 2022-01-06 13:28:57

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