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Rapido

Rapido

This is a backorder item and is not currently in stock.
It will be shipped when we receive it from the manufacturer and you will be charged at that time.
Date due: 04/30/2020

Rapido #14604 Modernized FL9 DC/DCC/Sound – Metro North (New York Central) #2012

Rapido #14604  Modernized FL9 DC/DCC/Sound – Metro North (New York Central) #2012
  • Manufacture: Rapido
  • Category: Diesel Locomotive
  • Number: 14604
  • Scale: HO
  • Price: $279.99
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Our HO scale rebuilt FL9 model features:

    Correct HEP roof details
    Updated underbody details
    Modernized classification lights
    Nose and rear HEP receptacles
    Optional, operating ditch lights
    Correct horns and accurate paint schemes
    All of the other amazing features from our first FL9 release

Notable among these rebuilt units were four which were sold to the Connecticut Department of Transportation and were rebuilt by Chrome Crankshaft in 1984-85. Operated for ConnDOT by Metro North, these locomotives re-entered service wearing their original New Haven McGinnis scheme.

Metro North later also repainted two units (2012 and 2013) in a fictitious but eye-catching New York Central “Lightning Stripe” scheme for service on the Hudson Line.

In their rebuilt form the remaining FL9 fleet operated until 2009, becoming the last F-units in daily mainline passenger service in the United States. Two units, former Amtrak 488 and 489, went on to see further service on the Maine Eastern until 2015.


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