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Genesis Passenger Set w/Proto-Sound 3.0 - Amtrak

Genesis Passenger Set w/Proto-Sound 3.0 - Amtrak
Set Features: Amtrak Genesis Diesel Engine, (1) 70' Streamlined Baggage Car, (2) 70' Streamlined Coach Cars, (1) 70' Streamlined Observation Car

First appeared in: 2013 Volume 1
By the late 1980's, Amtrak was searching for a replacement for its outdated and aging fleet of F40PH and GP-40s. Wary of getting more locomotives that were really designed for freight operation, Amtrak searched for a new, lightweight, high-tech alternative. General Electric provided Amtrak with an answer with its unveiling of the "Genesis." Featuring a monocoque frame, advanced electronics, and special environmental and safety features, the Genesis represented the state-of-the-art in U.S. passenger service.

While GE officially designated these engines as model AMD-103 (for Amtrak Diesel-103 mph), they are popularly called the Genesis engine because they represented an entirely new stage in passenger locomotive technology. Forty-four of these 4,000 hp engines, numbered 800-843, were delivered between April and December 1993.

The M.T.H. Premier Line Genesis is as state-of-the-art as the original. Our scale reproduction of the Genesis prototype brings you everything you have come to expect from M.T.H. diesels, including the standard features listed.

This item was incorrectly pictured in the 2013 Volume 1 Catalog in which it was depicted with five passenger cars instead of the four as seen in the photo above.
Features Set Features


Genesis Diesel Locomotive
4-Car Passenger Car Consist

Locomotive Features


Detailed ABS Body
All-Metal Chassis
Authentic Paint Scheme
Metal Wheels, Gears and Axles
Constant Voltage Headlights
Die-Cast Truck Sides
(2) Precision Flywheel Equipped Motors
Locomotive Speed Control In Scale MPH Increments
(2) Remote Controlled Proto-Couplers
Engineer Figures
Metal Handrails
Decorative Metal Horn
Operating Smoke
Operating Marker Lights
Lighted Cab Interior
1:48 Scale Proportions
Proto-Sound 3.0 With The Digital Command System Featuring: Passenger Station Proto-Effects
Unit Measures:
Operates On O-42 Curves

Passenger Car Features


Intricately Detailed Durable ABS Bodies
Die-Cast 4-Wheel Trucks
Operating Die-Cast Metal Couplers
Separate Metal Handrails
Fast-Angle Wheel Sets
Needle-Point Axles
Opening Car Doors
Detailed Interiors
10 Passenger Figures In Each Car
Overhead Interior Lighting
SKU 20-20303-1  
Weight 25.00 lbs
 
Our price: $619.99
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Market price: $699.95
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