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Rapido Trains
HO Scale
Turboliner Sets




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 This is a conditional announcement. Project will proceed if we meet our minimum quantities before March 17th 2020
Orders received after March will be charge an additional 5%

Rapido Brings Speed Back to the Rails

In the 1970s – with Amtrak still reeling from inheriting a proverbial mixed bag of equipment from the former passenger carriers – efforts were made to improve passenger services along key corridors. Following the success of the French-built RTG Turboliners in the mid-1970s in the Midwest, Amtrak turned to Rohr Industries in California to build modernized Turboliners for use along the Empire Corridor.

Entering service starting in September 1976, these new RTL Turboliners quickly proved their value, bringing passengers back to the rails. Equipped with third-rail shoes, they operated on electric power through New York’s Grand Central Terminal (and later Penn Station), switching to gas-turbine power once out of New York City. Painted in Amtrak’s stunning red, white and blue Phase III paint scheme, they operated on most Empire Corridor services, as well as regular appearances on the Adirondack to and from Montreal in the early years. Occasional equipment needs even put the Turbos on other rare adventures outside their normal call of duty, including the Niagara Rainbow to Detroit via Southwestern Ontario, and the Maple Leaf to Toronto via Niagara Falls.

After nearly 20 years of service under their belts, Amtrak selected one RTL set in 1994 to be rebuilt into what would be called the RTL-II, incorporating several improvements including new turbines, a remodelled interior, a striking new demonstrator paint scheme, in addition to extending the lifespan of the set for several more years. While this set continued in service until 2003, no other RTL-II sets were ever commissioned.

Further redevelopments and improvements of the fleet into the RTL-IIIs was never fully realized, and all were retired from active service in 2004. Conventional equipment has since been utilized on the Empire Corridor services in place of the once mighty Turboliners.

The Rapido HO Scale Turboliner Features

Accurately designed using original blueprints and field measurements

Tinted windows, full interior details and flicker-free interior lighting

Separate factory installed grab irons

Full underbody details and highly-detailed trucks, including third-rail shoes

Both Power Cars come with smooth, reliable drive systems for optimal performance

Working headlights, marker lights and cab-mounted strobe lights

DCC models feature accurate sounds sourced and remastered from original videos




606-25501 RTL Turboliner 5-Unit Train - Sound and DCC -- Amtrak Set 1; 150, 170, 171, 172, 151 (Phase III Early, white, red, blue)

Retail $902.95

Discount Price $812.95


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606-25502 RTL Turboliner 5-Unit Train - Sound and DCC -- Amtrak Set 3; 154, 176, 177, 178, 155 (Phase III Early, white, red, blue)

Retail $902.95

Discount Price $812.95


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606-25503 RTL Turboliner 5-Unit Train - Sound and DCC -- Amtrak Set 2; 152, 173, 174, 175, 153 (Phase III Late, white, red, blue, black)

Retail $902.95

Discount Price $812.95


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606-25504 RTL Turboliner 5-Unit Train - Sound and DCC -- Amtrak Set 4; 156, 179, 180, 181, 157 (Phase III Late, white, red, blue, black)

Retail $902.95

Discount Price $812.95


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606-25505 RTL Turboliner 5-Unit Train - Sound and DCC -- Amtrak 2141, 2288, 2374, 2284, 2162 (Phase V, silver, blue)

Retail $902.95

Discount Price $812.95


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606-25506 RTL Turboliner - 2 Power Cars - Sound and DCC -- Amtrak 154, 158 (X2000 Demonstrator Scheme, white, balck)

Retail $617.45

Discount Price $555.70


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606-25001 RTL Turboliner 5-Unit Train - Standard DC -- Amtrak Set 1; 150, 170, 171, 172, 151 (Phase III Early, white, red, blue)

Retail $712.45

Discount Price $641.20


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606-25002 RTL Turboliner 5-Unit Train - Standard DC -- Amtrak Set 3; 154, 176, 177, 178, 155 (Phase III Early, white, red, blue)

Retail $712.45

Discount Price $641.20


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606-25003 RTL Turboliner 5-Unit Train - Standard DC -- Amtrak Set 2; 152, 173, 174, 175, 153 (Phase III Late, white, red, blue, black)

Retail $712.45

Discount Price $641.20


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606-25004 RTL Turboliner 5-Unit Train - Standard DC -- Amtrak Set 4; 156, 179, 180, 181, 157 (Phase III Late, white, red, blue, black)

Retail $712.45

Discount Price $641.20


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606-25005 RTL Turboliner 5-Unit Train - Standard DC -- Amtrak 2141, 2288, 2374, 2284, 2162 (Phase V, silver, blue)

Retail $712.45

Discount Price $641.20


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606-25006 RTL Turboliner - 2 Power Cars - Standard DC -- Amtrak 154, 158 (X2000 Demonstrator Scheme, white, balck)

Retail $427.45

Discount Price $384.70


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606-25101 RTL Turboliner Coach - Ready to Run -- Amtrak 182 (Phase III Early, white, red, blue)

Retail $123.45

Discount Price $111.10


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606-25102 RTL Turboliner Coach - Ready to Run -- Amtrak 184 (Phase III Early, white, red, blue)

Retail $123.45

Discount Price $111.10


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606-25103 RTL Turboliner Coach-Snack Bar - Ready to Run -- Amtrak 183 (Phase III Early, white, red, blue)

Retail $123.45

Discount Price $111.10


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606-25104 RTL Turboliner Coach - Ready to Run -- Amtrak 185 (Phase III Late, white, red, blue, black)

Retail $123.45

Discount Price $111.10


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606-25105 RTL Turboliner Coach - Ready to Run -- Amtrak 187 (Phase III Late, white, red, blue, black)

Retail $123.45

Discount Price $111.10


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606-25106 RTL Turboliner Coach-Snack Bar - Ready to Run -- Amtrak 186 (Phase III Late, white, red, blue, black)

Retail $123.45

Discount Price $111.10


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606-25107 RTL Turboliner Coach - Ready to Run -- Amtrak, No Number (Phase V, silver, blue)

Retail $123.45

Discount Price $111.10


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