Amtrak Midnight Special

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Amtrak Midnight Special
This set enjoys a long run in the Life-Like line.  It is first found in the 1976 catalog.  That year's image is of a pre-production example of the set itself and a mock up of the set's box.  As seen below, the set featured in the Life-Like 1976 catalog includes a pair of Athearn Amtrak passenger cars substituting for the Life-Like cars.  The all dome passenger car is a Life-Like model, but notice its paint job.  It appears to be a hand made example and not a production run Amtrak all dome.

Life-Like introduces its F40PH diesel model in the company's 1978 catalog.  That year, Life-Like includes the Amtrak Midnight Special train set, but the image has the loco whited out and a message over it reads, "New F40PH Loco."  The stock number remains the same, 08762, but the power is switched in '78 from an F-7A to the then new F40PH.  The set retailed for $45 in 1978.  The set is still in Life-Like's line in the early 1980s; its '81 retail is listed as $63.