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TurboTrain


The United Aircraft TurboTrain is an important part of our railroad heritage. The Turbo was a high-speed passenger train that operated
in Canada and the United States from the 1960s to the 1980s. To this day, it is the fastest production train in North American
history. It achieved the American speed record of 170.8 MPH in 1967 and the Canadian speed record of 140.6 MPH in 1976,
both of which still stand today. The TurboTrain was designed and marketed by United Aircraft
Corporate Systems Center (later Sikorsky Aircraft) as a gas turbine-powered, high-speed intercity train. Each train was powered
by four or five Pratt & Whitney ST-6 gas turbine engines, with an additional gas turbine providing auxiliary power. The
Turbo featured a unique pendular suspension over articulated single-axle trucks, which allowed the train to tilt in curves. That
feature, combined with the short Intermediate Car length, meant that the Turbo could travel much faster than regular trains on
conventional track. It was a high-speed train without the need to invest in high-speed train infrastructure.
The American TurboTrain operated first for Penn Central and then toured the United States in 1971 to introduce the nation to
Amtrak. The Amtrak Turbo operated mainly between New York and Boston until 1976. In Canada, the Turbo operated first for CN
and later for VIA Rail Canada. Operating between Montreal and Toronto (and, for a time, Ottawa), the Turbo became one of the
most reliable trains in the country. Sadly, the Turbo era came to an end in 1982. Each and every Turbo was scrapped.
The Rapido Trains Inc. N scale TurboTrain is your chance to recreate this important piece of our railroad history on your own
model railroad.

Features:

Accurate dimensions scaled from original blueprints
• Two powered Power Dome Cars with smooth, reliable drive systems
• Articulated single-axle trucks with needlepoint axles
• Full interior detail with interior lighting
• Different Canadian and American versions with accurate details
• All wheels pick up power for electrical reliability
• Working headlights, tail lights, and Gyralites
• Prototypically-tinted windows
• Canadian customers can add a four-pack of Intermediate Cars to complete
their trains
• Sound-equipped models feature a sound decoder and sugar cube speaker in
each Power Dome Car
• Sounds are accurate Turbo sounds sourced from original Betamax video
recordings
• Sound decoders are custom ESU LokSound with amazing sound quality

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United Aircraft

US DOT PCD-28 – IC-29 – PDC-29 (3 cars)

DC$299.95RAP-520001
$499.95$424.95RAP-520501
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Penn Central

US DOT PCD-28 – IC-29 – PDC-29 (3 cars)

DC$299.95RAP-520002
$499.95$424.95RAP-520502
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Early Amtrak

PCD-28 – IC-36 – IC-29 – IC-37 – PDC-29 (5 cars)

DC$396.95$337.40RAP-520003
$569.95$484.45RAP-520503
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Late Amtrak

PCD-28 – IC-36 – IC-29 – IC-37 – PDC-29 (5 cars)

DC$396.95$337.40RAP-520004
$569.95 RAP-520504
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Canadian National

PCD-27 – IC-31 – IC-30 – IC-33 – PDC-26 (5 cars)

DC$396.95$337.40RAP-520005
$569.95RAP-520505
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CN 4-Car Add-On Set

IC-31 – IC-30 – IC-35 – IC-33

DC or DCC$159.95$135.95RAP-520007
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VIA Rail Canada

PCD-27 – IC-31 – IC-30 – IC-33 – PDC-26 (5 cars)

DC$396.95$337.40RAP-520006
$569.95RAP-520506
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VIA 4-Car

Add-On Set IC-31 – IC-30 – IC-35 – IC-33

DC or DCC$159.95RAP-520008


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