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N Scale - Rapido Trains - PS9016 - Engine, Diesel, FPA-4 & FPB-4 - Napa Valley Wine Train - 71, 72

N Scale - Rapido Trains - PS9016 - Engine, Diesel, FPA-4 & FPB-4 - Napa Valley Wine Train - 71, 72 Image Courtesy of Rapido Trains Inc.


N Scale - Rapido Trains - PS9016 - Engine, Diesel, FPA-4 & FPB-4 - Napa Valley Wine Train - 71, 72


Brand Rapido Trains
Stock Number PS9016
Original Retail Price $279.00
Manufacturer Rapido Trains
Commissioned By Prairie Shadows
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Body Style Rapido Diesel Engine FPA-4 & FPB-4
Road/Company Name Napa Valley Wine Train
Road/Reporting Number 71, 72
Paint Color(s) Beige, Maroon and Green
Print Color(s) Beige
Body Construction Injection Molded Plastic
Coupler Type MT Magne-Matic Knuckle
Wheel Type Nickel-Silver Plated Metal
Wheel Profile Small Flange (Low Profile)
DCC Readiness Ready
Announcement Date 2016-10-28
Release Date 2017-07-01
Item Category Locomotives
Model Type Diesel
Model Subtype MLW
Model Variety FPA-4 & FPB-4
Prototype Engine, Diesel, FPA-4 & FPB-4
Prototype Brand Name Alco
Prototype Manufacturer Name MLW
Prototype Model Name FPA-4 & FPB-4
Prototype Year(s) of Production 1958-1959
Region North America
Era/Epoch Era IV: 1958 - 1978


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Specific Item Information: A-A

Body Style Information: Sold only in pairs, either A-B or A-A. Indicated price is per pair.

DCC Information:

Prototype Information: The ALCO FA was a family of B-B diesel locomotives designed to haul freight trains. The locomotives were built by a partnership of ALCO and General Electric in Schenectady, New York, between January 1946 and May 1959. They were of a cab unit design, and both cab-equipped lead (A unit) FA and cabless booster (B unit) FB models were built. A dual passenger-freight version, the FPA/FPB, was also offered. It was equipped with a steam generator for heating passenger cars.

The FPA-4 and FPB-4 are unique to CN, combining the rugged looks of the FPA-2 with the reliability of the Alco 251 prime mover. They were delivered from Montreal Locomotive Works over two orders in 1958 and 1959 and soldiered on Canadian and American mainlines until 1989. Following retirement, the FPA-4 and FPB-4 locomotives were given new life on tourist railroads across the United States.

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Road/Company Information:
The Napa Valley Wine Train located in northern California is operated by the Napa Valley Railroad which is a privately owned excursion train that runs 36-miles round trip between Napa and St. Helena. The wine train has been in operation since 1989 and now has 4 engines and 10 heavyweight passenger cars. The majority of the cars used by the train were originally built in 1915 by Pullman Standard for Northern Pacific Railway. The train has a capacity of 370 passengers and has carried over two million passengers since 1989!

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Brand/Importer Information:
Rapido Trains Inc. is a high-end manufacturer of model trains and accessories in HO, OO and N (North American 1:160 and British 1:148) scales. The firm's mission is to recreate the entire rail travel experience, from fully-detailed interiors and under-frames on models to fully-wired telephone poles for model railroads.

The name RAPIDO was introduced by Canadian National in 1965 to headline the railway's high-speed intercity passenger services. Until the mid-1980s, RAPIDO stood for fast schedules, frequent trains, and superb service.

Today, Rapido Trains continues the RAPIDO concept with state-of-the-art models and attention to fine detail. This company is not related to the venerable (and now defunct) German manufacturer Arnold Rapido, nor the present-day Arnold (which is owned by the United Kingdom's Hornby), Canadian based Rapido Trains was founded in 2003.


Item created by: AlanUS on 2016-10-29 07:03:37. Last edited by AlanUS on 2016-10-29 11:34:36

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