Rapido 84013, HO EP-5 Jet, Std. DC, Penn Central #4977, Black, With Vents

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rap84013
$289.95
MSRP $349.95
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Rapido Trains Inc. is bringing to market the first mass-produced HO scale model of the New Haven Railroad’s classic EP-5 "Jet" electric locomotive.



The New Haven’s EP-5s are one of the most famous electric locomotives in North America. Built by General Electric, the ten-strong class was delivered in 1955 dressed in the colorful McGinnis red, white and black paint scheme with large “NH” logos on the sides and noses.

The EP-5s were state-of-the-art for their time, being equipped with ignitron rectifiers to convert the AC power from the overhead wires to DC for use in the locomotive’s traction motors. They also carried third rail shoes and DC auxiliaries to allow operation on the third-rail system into New York City’s Grand Central Terminal. Crammed full of electronic equipment, the locos weighed 174 tons.

The EP-5s were put into service in the New Haven’s electrified Shore Line route between New York and New Haven, Connecticut. They very quickly they earned the nickname “Jets” because of the sound of the blower motors need to cool the ignitron rectifiers.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price 349.95
Scale HO
DCC Standard DC
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