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Rapido Trains Inc. is pleased to announce the second release of our Amtrak NPCU in HO Scale!
In the mid 1990s, Amtrak began a rebuild program to convert retired F40PH locomotives into NonPowered Control Units (NPCUs) by removing the prime movers, with many having their now empty empty engine rooms converted to baggage areas. These NPCUs allow “push-pull” service and eliminated the need to turn trains at terminals or run locomotives at both ends of the train. The locomotive engineer controls the locomotive from the cab in the NPCU, much like purpose-built cab cars found on many commuter trains. Used on regional trains, these “Cabbages” as they have been coined by Railfans can be seen everywhere from California and Washington State to the Mid-west and even as far east as Maine! The majority of the NPCU fleet remains in service today.
In addition to the new road numbers for the first-release paint schemes, we are excited to add the much-requested Amtrak “Veterans” NPCU’s #90208 and #90221 for the first time.
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