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 Rapido Turbo Train Rapido GMD-1 1400 Series  
     
     
     
     
     
     

 

Walthers 2018 Reference Book
HO Scale, N Scale, Z Scale in one great referance.

Our Price $23.98

ETA 28-Sep-2017

UAC TurboTrain
The United Aircraft TurboTrain is an important part of our railroad heritage. The Turbo was a high-speed passenger train that operated in Canada and the United States from the 1960s to the 1980s. To this day, it is the fastest production train in North American history. It achieved the American speed record of 170.8 MPH in 1967 and the Canadian speed record of 140.6 MPH in 1976, both of which still stand today.
The TurboTrain was designed and marketed by United Aircraft Corporate Systems Center (later Sikorsky Aircraft) as a gas turbine-powered, high-speed intercity train. Each train was powered by four or five Pratt & Whitney ST-6 gas turbine engines, with an additional gas turbine providing auxiliary power. The Turbo featured a unique pendular suspension over articulated single-axle trucks, which allowed the train to tilt in curves. That feature, combined with the short Intermediate Car length, meant that the Turbo could travel much faster than regular trains on conventional track. It was a high-speed train without the need to invest in high-speed train infrastructure.
The American TurboTrain operated first for Penn Central and then toured the United States in 1971 to introduce the nation to Amtrak. The Amtrak Turbo operated mainly between New York and Boston until 1976. In Canada, the Turbo operated first for CN and later for VIA Rail Canada. Operating between Montreal and Toronto (and, for a time, Ottawa), the Turbo became one of the most reliable trains in the country. Sadly, the Turbo era came to an end in 1982. Each and every Turbo was scrapped.
The Rapido Trains Inc. N scale TurboTrain is your chance to recreate this important piece of our railroad history on your own model railroad.
The order deadline February 9th, 2018
Delivery: TBA
Road Name Car Consist DC $449.98 DCC/Sound $699.98
Canadian National PCD-27 – IC-31 – IC-30 – IC-33 – PDC-26 (5-Cars)
Road Name Car Consist DC/DCC $199.98  
CN 4-Car Add-On Set IC-31 – IC-30 – IC-35 – IC-33 (4-Cars)  
Road Name Car Consist DC $449.98 DCC/Sound $699.98
VIA Rail Canada PCD-27 – IC-31 – IC-30 – IC-33 – PDC-26 (5-Cars)
Road Name Car Consist DC/DCC $199.98  
VIA 4-Car Add-On Set IC-31 – IC-30 – IC-35 – IC-33 (4-Cars)  
Road Name Car Consist DC $449.98 DCC/Sound $699.98
Early Amtrak/US DOT PCD-28 – IC-36 – IC-29 – IC-37 – PDC-29 (5-Cars)
Road Name Car Consist DC $449.98 DCC/Sound $699.98
Late Amtrak PCD-28 – IC-36 – IC-29 – IC-37 – PDC-29 (5-Cars)
Road Name Car Consist DC $369.98 DCC/Sound $599.98
Penn Central/US DOT PCD-28 – IC-29 – PDC-29 (3-Cars)
Road Name Car Consist DC $369.98 DCC/Sound $599.98
United Aircraft/US DOT PCD-28 – IC-29 – PDC-29 (3-Cars)
GMD-1 Locomotive - 1400 series
The fact that the GMD-1 is still widely used across Canada despite major fleet rationalizations over the last ten years is a testament to its resilience and reliability. In 1988, CN began a rebuild program on its GMD-1 fleet. The 1600s - locomotive class GR-612a or GMD-1A - retained their three-axle trucks and small fuel tank and were used on branchlines. The 1400s - locomotive class GR-412a or GMD-1B - were used on mainlines and in yards. These had two-axle Flexicoil trucks recovered from retired lightweight GP9s.

Our Price $158.98 MSRP DC, $258.98 DCC with Sound

Pre-Orders Still Open, ETA  2017
Road Name Cab Number Non Sound DCC & Sound  
Canadian National 1433
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  1437  
  1438  
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  1440  
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