Well the hysteria is in full swing on the O gauge side as to the new Lionel 2019 Vol. 2 catalog. The hard copies will be available around the 22nd at your local hobby store. Some stores already have them and are giving them out. (Mine is not).
So I and other S scalers have asked the O gauge catalog holders to tell us what might be new in S scale.
Berks retail $599.99:
Nickle Plate #765
Pere Marquette #1225
American Railroads #759
My guess here is that the cancelled Legacy Berks from last years catalog (too low of a price) are being re-released with a higher price of $599.99.I hope these engines are Legacy. They could be the new Lionchief 2.0 which has TMCC operability included alongside the LionChief/FlyerChief system but I doubt it.
Legacy U36C Retail $599.99: (Same price as the 2019 Vol 2 catalog)
Santa Fe #8703 , 8736 (Blue and Yellow)
Clinchfield #3600, 3604
CSX #7281, 7305
Milwaukee #5802, 5803
These appear to be more Legacy U33's with different roadnames and/or numbers.
EP5 (Flyer Chief Control) Retail $329.99
New Haven # 372
New York Central #340
Great Northern #8305
Pennsylvania #4950 (Silver with single red stripe)
These are truly new. FlyerChief control. Lots of us have asked for new EP5's.
There are freight sound boxcars as well.
Correction to my original post! I misread the 'sound boxcars' to be like the original "ENGINE" SOUND BOXCARS. It looks like maybe these cars will offer sounds that an actual boxcar might make while rolling down the rails such as squealing brakes, flat wheels etc. They have had cars such as that on the "O" side for a long time. Now that also is something new to S scale!
So all in all it sounds like a neat bunch of offerings for S scale.
So at worst you will be able to see these new offerings in about 2 weeks or so.