In my weekly e-mail from The Train Station , the following was noted:
Dear Valuable CUSTOMERS:
There has been a great deal of speculation and talk about Lionel making a George Bush 4141 train. LIONEL has made some soft announcements recently but wanted to put out a formal announcement to everyone on what our plans are.
We will re-release 4141 both separate sale and as part of a full set. Powered and non-powered versions are also planned for those who may just want to have this as a show piece. As a special train, this set will include figures in the interior of all cars and special sound recordings for the diner and locomotive.
The set will include four cars, three of which will require new or modified tooling:
- City of Portland (new dining interiors for the dome)
- Council Bluffs (open doors and interior of course!)
- Overland (StationSounds diner)
- Kenefick (all new business car tooling.)
Also available will be additional SD70AH's:
- #9069 (led the advance train)
- #9088 (paired with 1943 on some trips last year)
There will be additional separate sale cars to complement this or the other UP cars released previously to expand your trains.
LIONEL currently does not have any specific item numbers, pricing or availability at this point however, we do plan to offer these items in the 2019 Lionel Fall C2 Catalog so stay tuned.
Thank you for your support of Lionel Trains!
Regards, LIONEL SALES TEAM