Coming Soon: Rapido Amtrak E8A "Day 1" Black Paint Scheme

2021 marks the 50th anniversary of Amtrak, the US national passenger network. Amtrak has defied all the odds to reach this incredible milestone, and it’s important that we celebrate this tremendous achievement.
In celebration, Rapido is honored to offer a special LIMITED EDITION model of Amtrak #4316, the first E-8 that Amtrak painted in what would become a one-off paint scheme. The E8 was the backbone of Amtrak’s early locomotive fleet, and what better way is there to celebrate America’s national passenger railroad?  
Each sound-equipped model of 4316 will be packaged in an engraved wood presentation box and include a unique enamel pin as well as a numbered certificate of authenticity signed by Rapido president Jason Shron and Amtrak’s Matt Donnelly.
Rapido’s E8 Amtrak #4316 model features:
3D laser-scanned body shell
Accurate nose and roof contours
Unique nose with missing MU door
Correct back ends
Correct steam generator details
Passenger pilot
Correct Farr side grills
Rebuilt side panels without portholes
No fuel tank skirts
PRR-style nose lift lugs
Heavy die-cast chassis
Smooth running drive system with all wheels powered
Complete lighting effects – headlights, class lights, backup lights, ground lights, cab lights and more
Numerous other detail parts in both plastic and etched metal


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