Siemens ALC-42 Charger - AMTRAK® #309 - Phase VII

Based on the highly successful SC-44 Charger, the ALC-42 displays a range of specific features for cross-country service on America's most scenic and storied routes, including a unique nose design and cab door configuration. Entering service in 2022, the ALC-42 can be found leading long-distance trains across the United States, from the mountains of the west to the forests and farmland of the east. Bachmann's Charger models have been developed in collaboration with Siemens Mobility, using original design documentation and prototype field recordings for maximum realism. 


  • Model: 68304
  • UPC: 022899683041
  • Shipping Weight: 2 lbs
  • Scale: HO 1:87
DCC Sound On Board HO
Product Safety

Recommended Age

This Product is Recommended for Ages 14 & Up.

Bachmann Industries is an official licensee of Amtrak®. Amtrak, Amtrak California, Amtrak Cascades, America’s Railroad and Pacific Surfliner are service marks of the National Railroad Passenger Corporation.


Quick Start Guide

Features Include

  • New tooling designed from original Siemens documentation to ensure prototypical accuracy
  • Keep-Alive® device that keeps your engine running during power interruptions due to dirty track or loss of electrical contact
  • DCC sound-equipped for sound, speed, direction, and lighting control
  • TCS WOWSound® true CD-quality audio in 16-bit 44,100Hz sound
  • Voice-guided Audio Assist® programming tool for easy set-up of almost all decoder functionality
  • Fully remappable light functions that include blinking ditch lights, marker lights, lighted number boards, and directional headlights with Rule 17 dimming
  • Dual-mode NMRA-compliant decoder
  • Precision motor
  • Die-cast frame
  • Highly detailed painted body with precision graphics
  • Clear engine compartment windows with simulated interior details and interior corridor work light
  • Directional headlights and marker lights, and steady/alternate flashing ditch lights
  • Separately applied metal handrails and grab irons, and detailed blackened metal wheels with RP25 contours
  • Separately applied plastic details include horns, brake hoses, MU cables, windshield wipers, antennas, and mirrors
  • Detailed cab interior and clear windows
  • See-through trucks with detailed sideframes
  • Magnetically operated E-Z Mate® Mark II couplers on both ends
  • Performs best on 22” radius curves or better
  • Product Measurements: L 9 in., W 1.5 in., H 2 in.
  • Retail Package Measurements: L 12.5 in., W 2 in., H 3.5 in.