Rapido HO Horizon Fleet Coach Amtrak 54582 (Phase VI, silver, blue, red, Travelscape Logo)
Prototypes for the Rapido Trains HO Scale Horizon Fleet passenger cars were introduced by Amtrak in April 1989. The Horizon Fleet (also known as the Amfleet IIIs) were based on the Pullman-Standard Comet-series commuter cars built since 1970. The new Horizon fleet consisted predominantly of two basic car types - Coach and Dinette - with 86 and 18 cars respectively forming the 104-car order placed with Bombardier (which had acquired the Pullman-Standard designs). Over the years, the Horizon cars have remained largely unchanged from their as-built appearance, with the only predominant visual differences being the evolution of the Amtrak paint schemes from Phase III through Phase IVb. However, two key changes that have occurred include the replacement of the original power sliding doors with manually-operated parlor doors, and the replacement of the fold-down stairs with fixed steps.
The HO Scale Horizon Fleet cars feature the same attention to detail of other Rapido passenger cars including free-rolling wheels, detailed underbodies, interior lighting and more. Horizon Fleet cars are available in coach and dinette versions so you can easily customize your Amtrak consists.
Rapido Horizon Fleet cars feature:
- Controllable interior and cab car lighting
- Full underbody and interior detail
- GSI G70 trucks with turned-metal wheelsets
- Accurate painting and lettering
- Tinted windows
- Constant interior lighting in DC and DCC (turn on or off with your Rapido Lighter)
- Metal side grab irons