MARCH 2019: Rapido Trains recently expanded its F40PH offerings with two unique and interesting releases. The late era modernized Amtrak F40PH is reviewed by Associate Editor David Otte in the March edition. This ditch light-equipped HO-scale F40PH presents the prototype’s appearance in the 1990s. Also, Aaron Adams reviews the Non-Powered Cab Unit from Rapido Trains. The NPCU is known among railfans as a “cabbage” and is a modified F40PH that is now an HO model. All this and more in the March issue of Model Railroad News!
The first 30 F40PHs delivered to Amtrak in the spring of 1976, at a cost of $16.3 million, and their initial success set the stage for the EMD model to become the standard passenger locomotive for the next two decades.