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Rapido Trains
HO Scale
The Alco PA & PB series locomotives



Expected 10/31/2020

 

The Alco PA series locomotives are considered by many to be the most attractive diesel locomotives ever produced. The PA locomotives were built by a partnership of American Locomotive and General Electric between 1946 and 1953. They offered two models, the PA-1 initially followed by the PA-2. Both were powered by Alco’s 16-cylinder 244 diesel engine generating 2,000 HP in the PA-1 and 2,250 in the PA-2.

The PA locomotives were designed to compete with General Motors’ EMD E-units in the passenger locomotive market. While one could argue the Alcos won in style, they did not win in reliability. Their 244 prime movers could not unseat the EMD 567, and the PAs were demoted to secondary service on many lines. Most were retired as passenger service declined in the 1960s, and nearly all were scrapped.

Happily for railrfans, in 1967 four retired Santa Fe units were bought by the Delaware and Hudson. In 1974, after sevral years of service, they were sent to Morrison-Knudsen for rebuilding and upgrading with Alco 251 V-12 engines. These four units were used on Amtrak’s “Adirondack” for several years and also saw service on Boston area commuter trains under an MBTA lease. All four units eventually ended up in Mexico.

Two of the ex-D&H units have since been brought back to the US, one residing at the Museum of the American Railroad in Frisco, Texas. The other unit is privately owned by Doyle McCormack and is being restored to operating condition painted as Nickel Plate #190.


Rapido’s all-new HO scale model will be the first mass-produced plastic HO scale model of the PA series to feature completely accurate contours and road-specific details. Carbody contours have been generated using a 3-D laser scan of Doyle McCormack’s preserved unit. Both PA-1/PB-1 and PA-2/PB-2 variants will be offered.

Our first run of HO Scale Alco PA models feature:

Correct nose and roof profiles 3D-scanned from the prototype

Loads of roadname-specific details

A units and A-B sets available

Dynamic or non-dynamic brake versions, where appropriate

Full underbody piping and conduit

Separate grab irons and handrails installed at the factory

Etched-metal grilles, where appropriate

Lit number boards, headlights and green and white class lights

Lit control stands and full cab interior

Operating Gyralite or red Mars light, where appropriate

Rapido’s proven drive system adapted from the FA-2

DC/Silent (21-pin DCC Ready) or DC/DCC/Sound options

Now with a TCS Sound Decoder featuring Rapido’s exclusive Alco 244 sounds, programmed to operate seamlessly with Rapido’s other sound-equipped locomotives.



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606-23501 - LokSound and DCC PA-1 AT&SF 52L Warbonnet

Retail $335.00

Discount Price $301.50


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606-23502 - LokSound and DCC PA-1 AT&SF 59C Warbonnet

Retail $335.00

Discount Price $301.50


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606-23503 - LokSound and DCC PA-1 AT&SF 65L Warbonnet

Retail $335.00

Discount Price $301.50


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606-23504 - LokSound and DCC PA-1/PB-1 AT&SF 54L/A Warbonnet

Retail $625.00

Discount Price $562.50


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606-23505 - LokSound and DCC PA-1/PB-1 AT&SF 59L/A Warbonnet

Retail $625.00

Discount Price $562.50


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606-23506 - LokSound and DCC PA-1 Delaware & Hudson 16

Retail $335.00

Discount Price $301.50


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606-23507 - LokSound and DCC PA-1 Delaware & Hudson 18

Retail $335.00

Discount Price $301.50


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606-23508 - LokSound and DCC PA-1 Delaware & Hudson 19

Retail $335.00

Discount Price $301.50


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606-23509 - LokSound and DCC PA-1 Denver & Rio Grande Western 6001

Retail $335.00

Discount Price $301.50


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606-23510 - LokSound and DCC PA-1 Denver & Rio Grande Western 6013

Retail $335.00

Discount Price $301.50


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606-23511 - LokSound and DCC PA-1/PB-1 Denver & Rio Grande Western 601A and 601B

Retail $625.00

Discount Price $562.50


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606-23512 - LokSound and DCC PA-1/PB-1 Denver & Rio Grande Western 600C and 600B

Retail $625.00

Discount Price $562.50


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606-23513 - LokSound and DCC PA-1 Lehigh Valley 601

Retail $335.00

Discount Price $301.50


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606-23514 - LokSound and DCC PA-1 Lehigh Valley 603

Retail $335.00

Discount Price $301.50


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606-23515 - LokSound and DCC PA-1 Lehigh Valley 610

Retail $335.00

Discount Price $301.50


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606-23516 - LokSound and DCC PA-1 New Haven Green & Gold 0770

Retail $335.00

Discount Price $301.50


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606-23517 - LokSound and DCC PA-1 New Haven Green & Gold 0776

Retail $335.00

Discount Price $301.50


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606-23518 - LokSound and DCC PA-1 New Haven Green & Gold 0782

Retail $335.00

Discount Price $301.50


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606-23519 - LokSound and DCC PA-1 Nickel Plate 181

Retail $335.00

Discount Price $301.50


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606-23520 - LokSound and DCC PA-1 Nickel Plate 184

Retail $335.00

Discount Price $301.50


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606-23521 - LokSound and DCC PA-1 Nickel Plate 186

Retail $335.00

Discount Price $301.50


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606-23523 - LokSound and DCC PA-1 New York Central 4200

Retail $335.00

Discount Price $301.50


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606-23524 - LokSound and DCC PA-1 New York Central 4202

Retail $335.00

Discount Price $301.50


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606-23525 - LokSound and DCC PA-1 NYC-P&LE 4207

Retail $335.00

Discount Price $301.50


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606-23526 - LokSound and DCC PA-1/PB-1 New York Central 4201 and 4301

Retail $625.00

Discount Price $562.50


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606-23527 - LokSound and DCC PA-1/PB-1 New York Central 4203 and 4303

Retail $625.00

Discount Price $562.50


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606-23528 - LokSound and DCC PA-1 Pennsylvania Tuscan Red 5755

Retail $335.00

Discount Price $301.50


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606-23529 - LokSound and DCC PA-1 Pennsylvania Tuscan Red 5757

Retail $335.00

Discount Price $301.50


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606-23530 - LokSound and DCC PA-1 Pennsylvania Tuscan Red 5759

Retail $335.00

Discount Price $301.50


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606-23531 - LokSound and DCC PA-1/PB-1 Pennsylvania Tuscan Red 5754 and 5754B

Retail $625.00

Discount Price $562.50


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606-23532 - LokSound and DCC PA-1/PB-1 Pennsylvania Tuscan Red 5757 and 5750B

Retail $625.00

Discount Price $562.50


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606-23533 - LokSound and DCC PA-2 Southern Pacific Daylight 6034

Retail $335.00

Discount Price $301.50


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606-23534 - LokSound and DCC PA-2/PB-2 Southern Pacific Daylight 6037 and 5918

Retail $625.00

Discount Price $562.50


Expected 10/31/2020




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606-23535 - LokSound and DCC PA-2 Southern Pacific Bloody Nose 6042

Retail $335.00

Discount Price $301.50


Expected 10/31/2020




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606-23536 - LokSound and DCC PA-2 Southern Pacific Bloody Nose 6044

Retail $335.00

Discount Price $301.50


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606-23537 - LokSound and DCC PA-2/PB-2 Southern Pacific Bloody Nose 6043 and 5922

Retail $625.00

Discount Price $562.50


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606-23538 - LokSound and DCC PA-2/PB-2 Southern Pacific Bloody Nose 6045 and 5924

Retail $625.00

Discount Price $562.50


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606-23539 - LokSound and DCC PA-2 1947 American Freedom Train 1776

Retail $335.00

Discount Price $301.50


Expected 10/31/2020


 


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606-23001 - Standard DC PA-1 AT&SF 52L Warbonnet

Retail $225.00

Discount Price $202.50


Expected 10/31/2020




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606-23002 - Standard DC PA-1 AT&SF 59C Warbonnet

Retail $225.00

Discount Price $202.50


Expected 10/31/2020




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606-23003 - Standard DC PA-1 AT&SF 65L Warbonnet

Retail $225.00

Discount Price $202.50


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606-23004 - Standard DC PA-1/PB-1 AT&SF 54L/A Warbonnet

Retail $425.00

Discount Price $382.50


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606-23005 - Standard DC PA-1/PB-1 AT&SF 59L/A Warbonnet

Retail $425.00

Discount Price $382.50


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606-23006 - Standard DC PA-1 Delaware & Hudson 16

Retail $225.00

Discount Price $202.50


Expected 10/31/2020




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606-23007 - Standard DC PA-1 Delaware & Hudson 18

Retail $225.00

Discount Price $202.50


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606-23008 - Standard DC PA-1 Delaware & Hudson 19

Retail $225.00

Discount Price $202.50


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606-23009 - Standard DC PA-1 Denver & Rio Grande Western 6001

Retail $225.00

Discount Price $202.50


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606-23010 - Standard DC PA-1 Denver & Rio Grande Western 6013

Retail $225.00

Discount Price $202.50


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606-23011 - Standard DC PA-1/PB-1 Denver & Rio Grande Western 601A and 601B

Retail $425.00

Discount Price $382.50


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606-23012 - Standard DC PA-1/PB-1 Denver & Rio Grande Western 600C and 600B

Retail $425.00

Discount Price $382.50


Expected 10/31/2020




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606-23013 - Standard DC PA-1 Lehigh Valley 601

Retail $225.00

Discount Price $202.50


Expected 10/31/2020




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606-23014 - Standard DC PA-1 Lehigh Valley 603

Retail $225.00

Discount Price $202.50


Expected 10/31/2020




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606-23015 - Standard DC PA-1 Lehigh Valley 610

Retail $225.00

Discount Price $202.50


Expected 10/31/2020




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606-23016 - Standard DC PA-1 New Haven Green & Gold 0770

Retail $225.00

Discount Price $202.50


Expected 10/31/2020




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606-23017 - Standard DC PA-1 New Haven Green & Gold 0776

Retail $225.00

Discount Price $202.50


Expected 10/31/2020




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606-23018 - Standard DC PA-1 New Haven Green & Gold 0782

Retail $225.00

Discount Price $202.50


Expected 10/31/2020




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606-23019 - Standard DC PA-1 Nickel Plate 181

Retail $225.00

Discount Price $202.50


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606-23020 - Standard DC PA-1 Nickel Plate 184

Retail $225.00

Discount Price $202.50


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606-23021 - Standard DC PA-1 Nickel Plate 186

Retail $225.00

Discount Price $202.50


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606-23023 - Standard DC PA-1 New York Central 4200

Retail $225.00

Discount Price $202.50


Expected 10/31/2020




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606-23024 - Standard DC PA-1 New York Central 4202

Retail $225.00

Discount Price $202.50


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606-23025 - Standard DC PA-1 NYC-P&LE 4207

Retail $225.00

Discount Price $202.50


Expected 10/31/2020




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606-23026 - Standard DC PA-1/PB-1 New York Central 4201 and 4301

Retail $425.00

Discount Price $382.50


Expected 10/31/2020




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606-23027 - Standard DC PA-1/PB-1 New York Central 4203 and 4303

Retail $425.00

Discount Price $382.50


Expected 10/31/2020




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606-23028 - Standard DC PA-1 Pennsylvania Tuscan Red 5755

Retail $225.00

Discount Price $202.50


Expected 10/31/2020




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606-23029 - Standard DC PA-1 Pennsylvania Tuscan Red 5757

Retail $225.00

Discount Price $202.50


Expected 10/31/2020




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606-23030 - Standard DC PA-1 Pennsylvania Tuscan Red 5759

Retail $225.00

Discount Price $202.50


Expected 10/31/2020




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606-23031 - Standard DC PA-1/PB-1 Pennsylvania Tuscan Red 5754 and 5754B

Retail $425.00

Discount Price $382.50


Expected 10/31/2020




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606-23032 - Standard DC PA-1/PB-1 Pennsylvania Tuscan Red 5757 and 5750B

Retail $425.00

Discount Price $382.50


Expected 10/31/2020




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606-23033 - Standard DC PA-2 Southern Pacific Daylight 6034

Retail $225.00

Discount Price $202.50


Expected 10/31/2020




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606-23034 - Standard DC PA-2/PB-2 Southern Pacific Daylight 6037 and 5918

Retail $425.00

Discount Price $382.50


Expected 10/31/2020




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606-23035 - Standard DC PA-2 Southern Pacific Bloody Nose 6042

Retail $225.00

Discount Price $202.50


Expected 10/31/2020




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606-23036 - Standard DC PA-2 Southern Pacific Bloody Nose 6044

Retail $225.00

Discount Price $202.50


Expected 10/31/2020




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606-23037 - Standard DC PA-2/PB-2 Southern Pacific Bloody Nose 6043 and 5922

Retail $425.00

Discount Price $382.50


Expected 10/31/2020




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606-23038 - Standard DC PA-2/PB-2 Southern Pacific Bloody Nose 6045 and 5924

Retail $425.00

Discount Price $382.50


Expected 10/31/2020




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606-23039 - Standard DC PA-2 1947 American Freedom Train 1776

Retail $225.00

Discount Price $202.50


Expected 10/31/2020