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Re: Kato ACS-64s
« Reply #45 on: May 12, 2015, 07:42:09 PM »
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1975 in phase II paint.

Make that Phase I paint on the Amtoobs (ignore the F40PH in Phase III paint):

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=791802

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Re: Kato ACS-64s
« Reply #46 on: May 12, 2015, 07:45:24 PM »
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Make that Phase I paint on the Amtoobs (ignore the F40PH in Phase III paint):

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=791802

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That is great!  They look like they were just taken out of their jewel boxes and put on the rails.  :D  Evne the loco looks almost un-weathered.  I like it!
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Re: Kato ACS-64s
« Reply #47 on: May 13, 2015, 12:34:57 PM »
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Hopefully they weren't planning to do 601.

https://www.therailwire.net/forum/index.php?topic=36121.0
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Re: Kato ACS-64s
« Reply #48 on: May 13, 2015, 01:25:38 PM »
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Yes, that was the road number they were planning on making

http://katousa.com/N/ACS-64/index.html

"Includes:Siemens ACS-64 "Cities Sprinter" Electric locomotive Amtrak #601"

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Re: Kato ACS-64s
« Reply #49 on: May 13, 2015, 02:23:12 PM »
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Re: Kato ACS-64s
« Reply #50 on: May 13, 2015, 04:17:30 PM »
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Once could say "Kato curse" but then again the real SP #8444 is still around in running condition.
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Re: Kato ACS-64s
« Reply #51 on: May 13, 2015, 05:51:26 PM »
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Once could say "Kato curse" but then again the real SP #8444 is still around in running condition.

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Re: Kato ACS-64s
« Reply #52 on: May 13, 2015, 09:32:30 PM »
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Very cool about Kato doing Amfleet 1 - opens up a lot of possibilities   :D

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Re: Kato ACS-64s
« Reply #53 on: May 14, 2015, 12:07:24 PM »
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I emailed Kato USA suggesting they change the road number on the upcoming acs-64 release given the tragedy involving the 601. Seems appropriate given the circumstances.

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Re: Kato ACS-64s
« Reply #54 on: May 14, 2015, 12:47:16 PM »
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I emailed Kato USA suggesting they change the road number on the upcoming acs-64 release given the tragedy involving the 601. Seems appropriate given the circumstances.


Surprisingly little visible damage in this photo...
Sad day though. Otto K.

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Re: Kato ACS-64s
« Reply #55 on: May 14, 2015, 03:10:22 PM »
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Obviously the deaths and injuries are tragic, but even this photo of the locomotive makes me sad.  I just saw #601 on the Northeast Corridor a week or so ago while running on the path alongside the tracks in Newark, Delaware.   :(

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Re: Kato ACS-64s
« Reply #56 on: May 15, 2015, 04:44:09 AM »
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Surprisingly little visible damage in this photo...
Sad day though. Otto K.

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Yea... You should see the roof and other side... I doubt this locomotive will be rebuilt... It would surprise me if they did... After all I'm sure Amtraks insurance policy is better than my cars...  :facepalm:

Also as nice as renumbering it that would be nice, but this is Kato we are talking about, we have no say over the models that are released here in the US... Which is kinda sad considering they are US prototypes... But eh whatever...
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Re: Kato ACS-64s
« Reply #57 on: May 15, 2015, 09:43:51 AM »
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... but this is Kato we are talking about, we have no say over the models that are released here in the US... Which is kinda sad considering they are US prototypes... But eh whatever...

What do you mean by "we"?  Speaking to Kato USA employees at the trains shows and on the phone, I was under the impression that they do provide quite a bit of input when it comes to the US prototype models.  Kato Japan does have the final say, but they also listen to their US branch's input.
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Re: Kato ACS-64s
« Reply #58 on: May 15, 2015, 07:45:14 PM »
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We as in North America.... If Kato actually listened to us we would probably have more locomotives than we do now... Heck we would probably have a AEM-7 already too.... But we don't... We might even have something that is more correct for a 2900 series or 3750 series ATSF Northern... K4 perhaps.... When was the last time a SD70M was released?
I could go for a Bolt on Nose P42 too, cause doing that modification to my current line up of P42s scares the crap out of me... (all four anniversary units... and a couple others)

Just saying, it's quite clear Kato doesn't listen...
And don't bring up the FEF... That was a whim... HO has had one for years... Thanks to Athearn..
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Re: Kato ACS-64s
« Reply #59 on: May 15, 2015, 11:18:04 PM »
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We as in North America.... If Kato actually listened to us we would probably have more locomotives than we do now... Heck we would probably have a AEM-7 already too.... But we don't... We might even have something that is more correct for a 2900 series or 3750 series ATSF Northern... K4 perhaps.... When was the last time a SD70M was released?
I could go for a Bolt on Nose P42 too, cause doing that modification to my current line up of P42s scares the crap out of me... (all four anniversary units... and a couple others)

Just saying, it's quite clear Kato doesn't listen...
And don't bring up the FEF... That was a whim... HO has had one for years... Thanks to Athearn..

Damn foreigners :P