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General Electric C30-7 diesel locomotive from Rapido Trains

By | June 17, 2022

HO scale model will be offered in eight paint schemes

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General Electric C30-7 diesel locomotive

eight paint schemes of diesel locomotives
General Electric C30-7 diesel locomotive from Rapido Trains.

Scale: HO (1:87.1)

Price: Direct-current model, $239.95; with dual-mode ESU LokSound V5 sound decoder, $349.95

Era: September 1976 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

General Electric C30-7 features:

  • Adirondack or Rockwell trucks as appropriate
  • Five-pole motor with dual flywheels
  • Heavy, die-cast metal weight
  • High or low headlights as appropriate
  • New traction motor casings details
  • Operating rooftop beacons and class lights, where applicable
  • Separate grab irons and handrails
  • Underbody piping and conduit
  • Release date to be announced

Road names: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (blue and yellow warbonnet); Burlington Northern (Cascade Green and black); Conrail (blue with “can opener” herald); CSX (yellow, blue, and gray [YN2] scheme); National Railways of Mexico (orange, green, and yellow); Norfolk & Western (black); Norfolk Southern (black); and Union Pacific (Armour Yellow and Harbor Mist Gray with road name and number on long hood). Four road numbers per paint scheme.

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