Bachmann adds the E60CP Electric and the 85' Budd Amfleet Coach in 1978,
for 1979 the two are together in The Comet train set offering. This set featured a 45" x 36" oval layout with power
pack, plus the E60CP pulling three Amfleet Coaches all dressed in Amtrak's Phase II paint scheme. This offering remains
unchanged with the exception of its stock number through 1982. Bachmann brings in a new numbering system in '82 and
this set becomes #40-265 at that point.
Beginning in 1983's catalog, The Comet is no longer under wire and the
E60CP Electric is replaced by an F40PH Diesel powering the train. The '83 catalog provides a $70 retail for this set
that featured three Amfleet cars as before, though now pulled by an Amtrak dressed F40PH around the 45" x 36" oval track plan
with power pack. The Comet set with F40PH remains unchanged through the company's 1986 catalog, it carries a retail
of $76 in '86. It is absent from the line as of the 1987 catalog.