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Canadian National GP9RM diesels and slug units from Rapido Trains

By | June 17, 2022

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black and red diesel scheme

Canadian National GP9RM diesels and slug units

black and red diesel scheme
Canadian National GP9RM diesels and slug units from Rapido Trains.

Scale: HO (1:87.1)

Price: GP9RM (direct-current model with 21-pin connector, $239.95; with dual-mode ESU LokSound sound decoder, $349.95). GP9RM/slug sets (direct-current models with 21-pin connectors, $439.95; with dual-mode ESU LokSound sound decoder, $669.95).

Era: Early 1980s to present (varies depending on paint scheme)

Manufacturer: Rapido Trains Inc., 500 Alden Road, Unit 21, Markham, Ontario L3R 5H5 Canada, 905-474-3314, rapidotrains.com

GP9RM features:

  • Blomberg trucks with and without outside brake shoes
  • Footboard pilots on mother units
  • Front and rear plows or curved plate pilots on appropriate road numbers
  • Heavy, die-cast metal underframe with piping and traction cable detail
  • Metal side handrails
  • Multiple battery box styles
  • Spark arrestors or open exhaust stacks as appropriate
  • Traction motor details on gearbox
  • Walkway tread detail
  • Working ditch lights on 4000-, 4100-, and 7000-series locomotives
  • Working track lights, class lights, control stand lights, and flashing belt pack light on select mother-slug sets (late sets)
  • Release date to be announced

GP9RM slug features:

  • Blomberg trucks with outside brake shoes or Flexicoil trucks
  • Footboard pilots or curved plate pilots on appropriate road numbers
  • Fully powered with motor tucked into frame and body
  • Heavy, die-cast metal underframe with piping and traction cable detail
  • Metal side handrails
  • Traction motor details on gearbox
  • Working headlights
  • Release date to be announced

Paint schemes: GP9RM – Canadian National (stripes and large “wet noodle” herald). GP9RM/slug sets – Canadian National (early and late). Each offered in multiple road numbers.

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