Rapido RAP19519 HO Scale GMD F59PH Locomotive Metrolink 853 with DCC & Sound Model Train Perspective: front
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Rapido RAP19519 HO Scale GMD F59PH Locomotive Metrolink 853 with DCC & Sound Model Train

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Rapido 19514 HO Scale EMD F59PH Metrolink 864 with DCC and Sound in the mid eighties GO Transit was looking to replace its aging locomotive fleet with a specially designed locomotive that could meet the growing demands for service across the Greater Toronto Area The locomotive needed to be able to quickly accelerate while pulling up to 10 of the new Hawker Siddeley UTDC BiLevel coaches and to save on fuel power them with a separate HEP generator In close consultation with GO Transit GMD developed the F59PH Equipped with a turbocharged 12 cylinder two stroke diesel prime mover 12 710G3A a full width North American comfort cab with HEP provided by a smaller 600hp GM 8 cylinder diesel In 1988 GMD delivered the first sixteen F59PH units to GO Transit They were numbered 520 to 535 and given a class designation of GCE 430g Over the next 6 years GMD delivered an additional 33 units to GO Transit with some improvements including a larger fuel tank and different rear grille arrangement In 1994 the final four units were delivered to GO but were very quickly to Dallas Trinity Railway Express by the cash strapped Ontario government Other surplus locomotives were leased to West Coast Express in British Columbia and Metrolink in California Features . Scaled from field measurements and diagrams of a GO F59PH. End metal handrails with plastic stanchions. Incredible underframe details including traction motor cables and other piping and a ridiculous number of applied parts. All metal etched grilles. Full cab interior. Heavy die cast chassis with Rapidos new coreless motor with dual flywheels and silky smooth drive. Operating headlights rear light and ditch lights. Go units feature functioning tri color class lights are white g

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