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HO Scale Bombardier LRC Locomotives

HO Bombardier LRC Locomotives
HO LRC locos

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The 31 prototype LRC locomotives were built by Bombardier between 1981 and 1984. Powered by a 16 cylinder Alco 251F producing 3700 HP, these locomotives were designed for high speed operation on existing track. They lasted in service on VIA until 2001. Two locomotives and ten coaches were also leased to Amtrak and operated in service between New York and Boston.

Our HO scale model was scaled directly from the prototype and includes all of the details that you would expect from Rapido. All units feature the same smooth running drive components as our acclaimed FP9 locomotoves. Sound-equipped models will include custom decoders utilizing sounds recorded from unit 6521 at Exporail in Montreal, Canada.

HO LRC loco sample

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HO LRC sample left side
HO LRC sample right side
HO LRC sample nose HO LRC sample rear

HO LRC sample roof
Pre-production samples shown, subject to revision. Not all parts installed.

Previously Available Paint Schemes:
LRC Demonstrator
LRC DEMONSTRATOR
LRC VIA Rail Canada
VIA RAIL CANADA

VIA #6917
VIA Bluse LRC
VIA RAIL TEST SCHEME

Amtral LRC
AMTRAK
LRC Undecorated
UNDECORATED

Main cooling fan detail


More roof details

LRC Demonstrator loco
Demonstrator

The LRC demonstrator locomotive could be seen in tests across Canada and the United States in the 1970s. In September 1975 it achieved the Canadian speed record of 129 MPH (Jason adds: which was blasted to bits by the Turbo a mere seven months later! So there!). However, the demonstrator proved the viability of the LRC concept and paved the way for the future of intercity operations in VIA’s Corridor.
ROAD # DC ITEM # DC/DCC/SOUND ITEM #
LRC-JV1 200018 200061

VIA #6917

$100 from every sale of LRC locomotive number 6917 will bedonated to the
Toronto Railway Historical Association, the volunteer-led organization
that owns the real #6917. The funds will specifically be earmarked
towards the repainting and exterior restoration of the locomotive to
as-new condition.  TRHA already has made the 6917 operational, so
these donations will help make her nice and pretty!

ROAD # DC ITEM # DC/DCC/SOUND ITEM #
6917 200014 200057
LRC VIA Rail Canada
VIA RailCanada
ROAD # DC ITEM # DC/DCC/SOUND ITEM #
6903 200007 200050
6905 200008 200051
6921 200009 200052
6923 200010 200053
6914 200013 200056
6919 200015 200058
NO # 200017 200060
VIA LRC loco
VIA test scheme

LRC locomotive #6922 was painted in this striking blue scheme by the shop
crews at VIA’s Montreal Maintenance Centre. It was just a test and never
actually ran in this scheme, but we thought it looked so amazing that we
are releasing 6922 as it would have looked had it been returned to service
in blue. The prototype only wore this scheme on the front and right side.
We’ve applied it to the entire locomotive so you can have this striking
blue engine pulling your Rapido blue and yellow cars around your layout.

ROAD # DC ITEM # DC/DCC/SOUND ITEM #
6922 200016 200059
Amtrak LRC loco
Amtrak

Amtrak tested the LRC locomotive in the Northeast and Midwest between 1980
and 1982. It could be seen hauling both LRC and Amfleet cars in service on
numerous routes. This will make an excellent and unique addition to the
fleet of any Amtrak fan and is vital for those of us who have an
appreciation for oddball bits of railroad history.

ROAD # DC ITEM # DC/DCC/SOUND ITEM #
38 200011 200054
39 200012 200055
LRC Demonstrator loco
Undecorated
ROAD # DC ITEM # DC/DCC/SOUND ITEM #
200019
200062

LRC 6917 start-up

LRC history and modelling tips

LRC demo coach




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