my-cart-icon svg-my-account svg-arrow-next svg-arrow-prev

Kato 1766053 Siemens ALC-42 Charger - Standard DC -- Amtrak 304 (Phase VI; blue, red, white, silver)

No reviews yet Write a Review
Calculated at Checkout
This Kato Siemens ALC-42 Charger is based on 2022 additions to Amtrak's roster of long distance diesel locomotives, intended to replace the GE P42 in general passenger service across all of Amtrak's diesel-powered trains. The first ALC-42 was delivered to Amtrak on June 17, 2021 and entered revenue service on February 8, 2022 on the Empire Builder. This model differs from other regional SC44 variations of the 'Charger} model with an extended nose section, larger fuel tank and sandfill tank, and other internal modifications to make it better fit Amtrak's needs for cross country travel. All of these details have been carefully and lovingly replicated on the brand new Kato model, which features totally new molding and design from the ground up.

The smooth curves of the engine are precisely modeled to match the prototype, with a visible engine compartment beneath the engine's distinctive large grille on the side. In order to duplicate the illuminated engine compartment from the prototype model, an interior lighting kit #381-11211 is capable of being installed into the rear of the engine, allowing modelers to enjoy this extra lighting feature! The model features a detailed, injection-molded body, five-pole motor with dual flywheels, all-wheel electrical pickup, heavy die cast metal chassis, fine decoration, directional LED headlights and Kato magnetic knuckle couplers. Hybrid steel and plastic wheels give all-wheel electrical pickup with unprecedented prototype details on the visible wheel exterior. The Siemens ALC-42 Charger will be the mainstay power on Amtrak trains from coast to coast, so this N Scale model will look right at home on your 2022-and-later layout. This standard DC unit features a lighting control board that can be swapped for a DCC decoder when you're ready (available separately). This Siemens ALC-42 Charger is one of many Kato N Scale diesel locomotives.
This product hasn't received any reviews yet. Be the first to review this product!
Write a Review
Returns Policy

You may return most new, unopened items within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. We'll also pay the return shipping costs if the return is a result of our error (you received an incorrect or defective item, etc.).

You should expect to receive your refund within four weeks of giving your package to the return shipper, however, in many cases you will receive a refund more quickly. This time period includes the transit time for us to receive your return from the shipper (5 to 10 business days), the time it takes us to process your return once we receive it (3 to 5 business days), and the time it takes your bank to process our refund request (5 to 10 business days).

If you need to return an item, simply login to your account, view the order using the "Complete Orders" link under the My Account menu and click the Return Item(s) button. We'll notify you via e-mail of your refund once we've received and processed the returned item.


We can ship to virtually any address in the world. Note that there are restrictions on some products, and some products cannot be shipped to international destinations.

When you place an order, we will estimate shipping and delivery dates for you based on the availability of your items and the shipping options you choose. Depending on the shipping provider you choose, shipping date estimates may appear on the shipping quotes page.

Please also note that the shipping rates for many items we sell are weight-based. The weight of any such item can be found on its detail page. To reflect the policies of the shipping companies we use, all weights will be rounded up to the next full pound.