The ONLY indication I’ve seen about the ACELA possibly being made is the front cover of the NEW Catalog shown on Mr Muffins website!!
There are videos if you look of folks flipping through the pages. Also some pics that were removed were posted in the catalog thread that been going. Yep the cat is out of the bag big time. The dealers are handing out catalogs and people are posting all about it so there is really no sense in Lionel waiting but they will.
Lately Lionel has been unable to keep it under wraps until release day. Seems the last 5 or 6 catalogs have been all over the internet by the time it was released.