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Gas turbine train Turbotrain Amtrak 5-car set

Rapido-Trains 520004

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CategoriesLocos et wagons, Trains
Comp. ferroviaireU.S.
Illumination interneausgerüstet
Système électriqueSpur N 2-Leiter Gleichstrom
InterfaceElektrische Schnittstelle für Triebfahrzeuge Next18
CoupleurHauseigene Kupplung
ÉclairageLichtwechsel weiß-rot
Pays d'origineÉtats-Unis d'Amérique (les)
Longueur hors tampons (mm)613mm
Min. radius (mm)280mm
Essieux moteurs8

Content: 5-car trainset

The Turbo was a high-speed passenger train that operated in Canada and the United States from the 1960s to the 1980s. To this day, it is the fastest production train in North American history. It achieved the American speed record of 170.8 MPH in 1967 and the Canadian speed record of 140.6 MPH in 1976, both of which still stand today. The TurboTrain was designed and marketed by United Aircraft Corporate Systems Center (later Sikorsky Aircraft) as a gas turbine-powered, high-speed intercity train. Each train was powered by four or five Pratt & Whitney ST-6 gas turbine engines, with an additional gas turbine providing auxiliary power. The Turbo featured a unique pendular suspension over articulated single-axle trucks, which allowed the train to tilt in curves. That feature, combined with the short Intermediate Car length, meant that the Turbo could travel much faster than regular trains on conventional track. It was a high-speed train without the need to invest in high-speed train infrastructure.

The Rapido Trains Inc. TurboTrain features:
- accurate dimensions scaled from original blueprints
- two powered Power Dome Cars with smooth, reliable drive systems
- articulated single-axle trucks with needlepoint axles
- full interior detail with interior lighting
- different Canadian and American versions with accurate details
- all wheels pick up power for electrical reliability
- working headlights, tail lights, and Gyralites
- prototypically-tinted windows

equipped with:
- motor
- flywheel
- headlight change
- optional friction tyres

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