N Operation North Pole 2019 Christmas Train

About the Train:

Operation North Pole (ONP) is a volunteer-based public charity. ONP works with Chicagos major childrens hospitals, providing a day of fun and fantasy for families who have a child battling a life threatening illness by hosting a fantasy trip to the North Pole. The magical experience includes, breakfast, a festive train ride to the North Pole, a visit with Santa, winter wonderland fun, entertainment, treats, personal wish list gifts, and much more! It’s ONP’s goal to provide these families an unforgettable experience amidst very challenging times.


Each year ONP charters a special Metra train, designing special vinyl wraps that adorn both the outside and the insides of the cars. Each years’ design is unique, making each train a festive and colorful display. This train runs on the Union Pacific Northwest Line of the Chicago Metra commuter service, operating not only as a special charter train but remaining in service for a period after the Christmas Train event as rolling billboard to spread awareness of ONP and their goals.


Kato USA is proud to continue its tradition of offering models of these Operation North Pole Trains with the 2019 version, available exclusively direct from Kato USA as a special “custom painted” model! Professionally painted and decorated in a way to match the previous factory models, the 2019 release is now available for pre-order during the month of September for a late November delivery!


This special painted release of the 2019 ONP Christmas Train will be available exclusively from Kato USA directly! Currently taking advanced orders through September 28th, 2020.

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N Operation North Pole 2019 Christmas Train Set


EMD F40PH #174 Metra New Paint Version - "Operation North Pole"

Gallery Bi-Level Cab-Coach Chicago Metra #8450 - "Vitalant"

Gallery Bi-Level Coach Chicago Metra #6093 - "Rosemont"

Gallery Bi-Level Coach Chicago Metra #6092 - "Donald E. Stephens"

Gallery Bi-Level Coach Chicago Metra #6091 - "Allstate Arena"

Gallery Bi-Level Cab-Coach Chicago Metra #8515 - "Operation North Pole"

Specially designed bookcase packaging with a custom printed slipcover that holds the full locomotive + 5 car consist

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N Operation North Pole Wreath Detail Parts for past releases (1 piece)

Please note that this is an aftermarket detail part and will require an adhesive to apply to your past release ONP Cab-Coach cars.

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This is a pre-order. Kato USA will not charge your credit card until your item is in-stock and ready to ship! Expected delivery is in November 2020.

A portion of the sales of these sets shall be donated to Operation North Pole to subsidize the wrapping of future ONP holiday trains.