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General Motors Diesel Division F59PH diesel locomotive from Rapido Trains

By | May 31, 2022

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two different colored diesel locomotives

General Motors Diesel Division F59PH diesel locomotive

two different colored diesel locomotives
General Motors Diesel Division F59PH diesel locomotive from Rapido Trains.

Scale: HO (1:87.1)

Price: Direct-current model, $225; with dual-mode ESU LokSound sound decoder, $335

Era: 1988 to present (varies depending on scheme)

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

General Motors Diesel Division F59PH diesel locomotive features:

  • American units have functioning red marker lights
  • Assorted underbody details (traction motor cables, piping, and separately applied parts)
  • Die-cast metal chassis
  • ESU LokSound decoder (sound-equipped models only)
  • Etched-metal grills
  • Full cab interior
  • Metal end handrails with plastic stanchions
  • Operating headlights, rear lights, ditch lights, and full tri-color class lights if applicable
  • Available now

Paint schemes: GO Transit (as-delivered scheme in eight road numbers, with angled side herald in one number), Metra, Metrolink (as-delivered, teal stripe, and ribbon schemes), Trinity Rail Express, AMT (Montreal), and ex-GO Transit lease (unnumbered). Three numbers per scheme unless noted.

Company information: Rapido Trains Inc. manufactures locomotives, freight cars, passenger cars, and vehicles in N and HO scales. The company was founded by Jason Shron and Sidura Ludwig in 2003.

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