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GS-4 STEAM LOCOMOTIVES
SOUTHERN PACIFIC

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Fifth Release
Announced: 07-09-10
Orders Due: 07-24-10
ETA: November 2010
Fourth Release
Announced: 01-14-09
Orders Due: 01-28-09
ETA: Apr/May 2009
Third Release
Announced: 11-13-08
Orders Due: 12-19-08
ETA: March 2009
Second Release
Announced: 11-09-07
Orders Due: 12-12-07
ETA: March 2008
First Release
Announced: 07-25-07
Orders Due: 08-22-07
ETA: January 2008
Item Description
Not all items can be in stock at all times.
Due to minimum order requirements and shipping charges we "bunch" up re-orders to save you money.

(We reserve the right to correct errors and change prices without prior notice.)
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Note: Not all of the items below may be in stock or available but the information is provided for reference purposes.

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If you place an order, you have agreed to our terms.
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Prototype Information ULTIMATE IN PASSENGER POWER!
Southern Pacific GS-4 #4449 is still running today, and is believed to be one of the most well known and most photographed locomotives ever made.

The GS-4 runs on four massive 80” drivers, 300lbs psi boiler pressure, and puts out a roaring 5,500 horsepower at 55mph, with a maximum speed of 110 mph. The large drivers gave the locomotive a high top speed; the telling mark of a steam engine built for passenger service. The GS-4 was built for the Southern Pacific Railroad by the Lima Locomotive Works and delivered in the early 1940’s for the SP’s premier passenger trains, finding its way to the Daylight series of name trains. One of the more unique specifications for the GS-4 by the SP was its Mars light, a necessity with the large amount of grade crossings and fog present on the West Coast. The Mars light, like ditch lights on modern locomotives, was utilized as a warning for grade crossings that a high speed train was approaching, its shifting light patterns serving as an eye catcher in foggy conditions.


About the Third Production Southern Pacific GS-4 in "SP Lines" Wartime Black:

Originally delivered in “Daylight” colors, many GS-4's were repainted by the SP in wartime black with “Southern Pacific Lines” lettering and with full skirting to reduce maintenance requirements. These locomotives represent the first group of GS-4 locomotives delivered in April and May of 1941 which were assigned to the Coast and Los Angeles Divisions. They were used to pull the “Morning Daylight” and other Southern Pacific trains such as the “Coast Mail”, but were also used in freight service.


About the Fourth Production Southern Pacific GS-4 in "Large Lettering" Wartime Black:

These two new locomotive releases will be painted in wartime black, but will have the larger “Southern Pacific large lettering” on the tender as opposed to the smaller “Lines” lettering. Painted black for lower visibility in the event of enemy attack from the air during the war (as well as to lower the costs of repainting and maintenance), these locomotives nevertheless were used to pull the “Morning Daylight” and other Southern Pacific trains such as the “Coast Mail”. They were also used in freight service.


About the Fifth Production Southern Pacific GS-4 in "Southern Pacific Lines" and "American Freedom Train":

These two new locomotive releases are set to enjoy two new paint schemes: the "Bicentennial" paint scheme as worn by locomotive 4449 when it pulled the American Freedom Train in celebration of the USA's 200th birthday, as well as the "Southern Pacific Lines" small lettering scheme in the Daylight coloring, depicting the original "As Delivered" paint scheme of these powerful, beautiful locomotives.  For this release the locomotives have been retooled to have the train number board at the front of the boiler, which is the way the locomotives were originally built (and how the surviving locomotive has been re-built today). 

Model Features
  • Drivers are operated by the side rods for smooth performance
  • Locomotive has driver and tender electric pickup
  • Directional operating (simulated) Mars light
  • Directional operating headlight
  • Illuminated number boards as it appeared in 1946
  • Kato magnetic knuckle couplers on the front and rear of the locomotive
  • Illuminated number boards and Train number boards (3 optional numbers included)
  • Detailed cab interior
    • All detail parts installed
    • DCC friendly

Pre-Production Model

Pre-Production Model

Pre-Production Model

Interior

Backhead

Trainboards
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Drivers

Nose Lights
* Final pricing may differ from initially listed price. 
From the Kato announcement: "Prices are estimated and may change based on exchange rate prior to release."
Item Description Pricing & Order Link
Fifth Production
Part #: Kat-126-0305 Southern Pacific #4449 (lettered "Southern Pacific Lines") GS-4 Steam Locomotive
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Part #: Kat-126-0306 Southern Pacific #4450 (lettered "Southern Pacific Lines") GS-4 Steam Locomotive
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Part Kat-126-0311 Southern Pacific #4449 (lettered "American Freedom Train") GS-4 Steam Locomotive
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Part #: KAT-29-351 EM13 DCC Decoder * *EM13 (locates in the tender to control the motor)
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Third Production
Part #: KAT-126-0303 Southern Pacific#4431 (lettered "Southern Pacific Lines") GS-4 Steam Locomotive
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Part #: KAT-126-0304 Southern Pacific#4453 (lettered "Southern Pacific Lines") GS-4 Steam Locomotive
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Fourth Production
From: M.C. [xx@katousa.com]
Sent: Thursday, February 05, 2009 12:15 PM
To: George Canham
Subject: [Kato USA] Product cancellation notice
Kato USA
Product Cancellation Notice
Thursday, February 5th, 2009

Greetings Kato retailer,

Thank you for your recent orders of the 126-0305 and 126-0306 N GS-4 Southern Pacific black locomotive with SP large lettering numbers 4433 and 4445.

Unfortunately, we are sorry to report that production of these two items has been cancelled.

We sincerely apologize for this cancellation. In light of this, we are reopening advance reservations to our distributors for the N GS-4 Southern Pacific black locomotive with SP Lines lettering, Item numbers 126-0303 and 126-0304, with orders due February 27, 2009. We hope this will be helpful to you and your customers.

We appreciate your continued support of our products and thank you for your understanding.

Sincerest Regards,
The Staff of Kato USA
847-781-9500

Part #: KAT-126-0305 Southern Pacific#4432 (Wartime Large Lettering) GS-4 Steam Locomotive
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Part #: KAT-126-0306 Southern Pacific#4445 (Wartime Large Lettering) GS-4 Steam Locomotive
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Second Production
Part #: KAT-126-0302 GS-4 Southern Pacific #4453

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First Production
Part #: KAT-126-0301 GS-4 Southern Pacific #4449

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Part #: KAT-29-351 EM13 DCC Decoder **EM13 (locates in the tender to control the motor)
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Stock Checks:

Inventory is a fluid commodity.  It changes by the hour (sometimes by the minute). To retain our pricing structure we maintain stock levels designed to turnover 6 times each year. We cannot guarantee stock status till we have an order in hand. All product is subject to prior sale. If we confirm that we have it, and, while we are waiting for the order it sells, you would be upset that we did not hold it.
We used to hold items but learned a VERY EXPENSIVE lesson. When we held items for customers’ orders, the order never materialized 80%+ of the time.  We lost out on the orders placed while the item was on hold.  Also we wasted staff time that could have been used to pull actual orders.
Since we are well known for finding older stock the fact that it may not be on our shelves at this minute does not mean we can’t get it. So, as we spell out on our terms pages, we don’t do it anymore.
You may, however, call in and we will tell you if the items are available and if possible attempt to locate what we don’t have while you are on the phone.

Last Update by:  JR
Tuesday, September 3, 2013 5:10 PM

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