HO LRC loco sample

HO Scale Bombardier LRC Locomotives

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 dierectly 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


Sample photos!!
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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.

Sorry, the order deadline has passed for these items.

Please check with your dealer or contact us for more information.

Delivery starting in December 2014.


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
HO SCALE BOMBARDIER LRC LOCOMOTIVE - demonstratoR
coming soon!

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 # $199.95 MSRP DCC/SOUND ITEM # $329.95 MSRP
LRC-JV1 200018 200061


HO SCALE BOMBARDIER LRC LOCOMOTIVE - VIA #6917
coming soon!

$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 # $250.00 MSRP DCC/SOUND ITEM # $400.00 MSRP
6917 200014 200057
LRC VIA Rail Canada
HO SCALE BOMBARDIER LRC LOCOMOTIVE - VIA rail canada
coming soon!
ROAD # DC ITEM # $199.95 MSRP DCC/SOUND ITEM # $329.95 MSRP
6903 200007 200050
6905 200008 200051
6921 200009 200052
6923 200010 200053
6914 200013 200056
6919 200015 200058
NO # 200017 200060

VIA LRC loco
HO SCALE BOMBARDIER LRC LOCOMOTIVE - VIA test scheme

coming soon!

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 # $199.95 MSRP DCC/SOUND ITEM # $329.95 MSRP
6922 200016 200059

VIA LRC loco
HO SCALE BOMBARDIER LRC LOCOMOTIVE - amtrak
coming soon!

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 # $199.95 MSRP DCC/SOUND ITEM # $329.95 MSRP
38 200011 200054
39 200012 200055

LRC Demonstrator loco
HO SCALE BOMBARDIER LRC LOCOMOTIVE - Undecorated
coming soon!

ROAD # DC ITEM # $199.95 MSRP DCC/SOUND ITEM # $329.95 MSRP
  200019
NEW!!
200062
NEW!!

LRC 6917 start-up

LRC history and modelling tips

LRC demo coach



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