Post by Rob Albritton on Nov 9, 2020 14:20:48 GMT -5
I just received production samples for a brand new tooling product. That means that we probably have one more totally new release for 2020 (although it might slip into 2021)
Now, I have a problem. I do a ton of work on product development, but I can never remember our marketing calendar. Yes, I know what is in the pipeline, and pretty much were it is in the development cycle, but I have no idea which ones we have publicly announced! Embarrassing, but true.
Can you guys remind me which products we have announced, but not delivered yet?
Only other thing that comes to mind (aside from the not-announced-but-in-development Super Chief and SD40-2) were more "alluded to" than announced. Things like possible second run of ES44's eventually, and another round of coalporters was mentioned way back. Those are the two "top-of-mind". I would not classify those an "announced" in my book, but still worth mentioning. I do hope both are on the docket for the next two years.
I have seen mention of E8’s in Rock Island and Chesapeake & Ohio liveries, and also F7 in Raymond Loewy Northern Pacific two- tone green. Also reference to a second run of Alco RS3/RSD5 to include Chicago & North Western, hopefully the preserved #1689. Switchers SW1000/1500, although no mention of road names as yet. There was also mention of Rock Island lightweight coaches I read somewhere on here, and also a strong hint from a dealer of Great Northern lightweights in Big Sky Blue livery.