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Bachmann Trains announces three new HO scale models based on Siemens Mobility prototypes

Charger SC-44, S70 light rail vehicle, and single-level mainline passenger car coming soon
Following the success of the HO scale Siemens ACS-64 (reviewed in the January 2019 Model Railroader) Bachmann Industries announced three new HO scale models based on Siemens Mobility prototypes: the Charger SC-44 passenger locomotive, the S70 light rail-vehicle, and a single-level mainline passenger car.

The SC-44 Charger will be the first model released, due out in 2020. The locomotive will be based on Siemens Mobility design documentation and feature prototype sound files. The Charger is currently used on various corridor service trains operated by Amtrak and on commuter railroads (Caltrans and MARC). Other railroads and commuter agencies have placed orders for the SC-44.

Full-size S70 light-rail vehicles can be found in several cities throughout the United States, including Houston, San Diego, Salt Lake City, and Atlanta. Bachmann didn’t provide details or a projected release date for the S70 or the single-level mainline passenger car.

“Combining Siemens’ acclaimed designs and Bachmann’s modeling expertise, all three products will be sure to thrill any hobbyists who model in the modern era,” said Rich Janyszek, Bachmann’s senior vice president of sales and marketing. Spearheading the effort between the two companies are Dave Ward, chief advisor for Siemens Mobility, and Larry Harrington, vice president of product development for Bachmann Trains.

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