After a second look here are my thoughts.
1. I’ll likely buy the end door North Pole boxcar. It will look good with my North Pole gp 35. I may also get the Christmas light house with Santa going down the chimney. I’m guessing it’s all mth tooling, with mild upgrades? I may get the North Pole Doodlebug, but probably won’t.
2. The CSX business train is really cool, but with the price and not having started my layout, this will have to be a pass. The UP rocket train is really really cool, but due to the price and size of the set it’s a no. If I was a CP fan I would be bankrupt right now. They are gorgeous sd90s in a bunch of paint schemes. The NS set is great for a NS fan,but I primarily like csx, it’s predecessors, and ma & pa.
3. This was a really bad catalog for csx, chessie, western md, b&o, engines (the semi scale csx dash 8 and business train aren’t really in my wheelhouse) and a very good one for ma & pa which had a caboose and doodlebug (no engines, if they had one I probably would’ve bought one).
4. I’m curious what the dealer prices are after discount. The es44 went up $150 since the last time it was cataloged. I’m also curious why there was a $50 difference between the sd90 and es44. They are both huge 6 axle diesels. Unfortunately, with the used market skyrocketing, inflationary monetary policy, mth largely disappearing & supply chain issues, I kinda figured the prices would have a significant jump.