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Rapido Electro-Motive Division E8 Amtrak No. 4316

By | December 2, 2022

Rapido releases Amtrak locomotive in one-off paint scheme

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An image of a black model locomotive against a lbue sky background

Rapido Electro-Motive Division E8 Amtrak No. 4316

Scale: HO (1:87.1)

Price: With dual-mode ESU LokSound sound decoder, $399.95

Era: 1971

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

Rapido EMD E8 Amtrak 4316: An image of a black model locomotive against a lbue sky background
Rapido EMD E8 Amtrak 4316

Electro-Motive Division E8 Amtrak No. 4316 features:

  • Plastic and etched-metal details
  • Unique nose with missing MU door
  • Correct back ends, steam generator details and Farr side grills
  • Passenger pilot
  • Rebuilt side panels without portholes
  • No fuel tank skirts
  • PRR-style nose lift lugs
  • Die-cast metal chassis
  • All-wheel electrical pickup
  • Light-emitting diode lighting including headlights, class lights, backup lights, ground lights, cab lights, and more

Release date: Available now 

Road names: Amtrak (“Day One” scheme in black with “Arrow” logo in blue and red). 

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