They appear to be the same ones produced with Lionel's TMCC Amtrak HHP set from a number of years ago. They weren't made for very long. I have a set of them that I bought from a fellow club Member who downsized to the MTH 15" cars which fit his layout better. They're pretty nice for what they are. Not sure they're worth what Lionel is asking though.On page 108-109, are the Amtrak passenger cars from MTH tooling? I never knew Lionel to make 18" passenger cars in ABS.
Perhaps offering many road names presents a problem. Pre orders split between so many names there's not enough orders in any one name to justify a batch or economies of scale.... Not just mine, but it seemed like a lot of road names are left out. Since they are Built to Order, why not have more diversity, 3rd Rail does.
Pete, that's one of the few things in the catalog that I'm seriously considering. Not a bad price for a nice switcher.Nice to see the old K-Line/Lionchief PRR A5 finally getting proper valve gear. Hoping I can add that to my K-Line engine.
You can be sure this new model does not have the Pittman motor. I have the Lionel 2-10-4 from several years ago, I don't need another one.The Santa Fe 5011 class 2-10-4 is for sure MTH tooling. Surprisingly thorough it's not crazy overpriced. Last time MTH produced it was 2005 and they wanted $1100 MSRP with PS2 3V. That comes out to about $1600 in 2022 dollars. So at $1700 Lionel is surprisingly in the ballpark. You get Legacy and whistle steam now, but the MTH model had a nice, big Pittman.