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Rapido Trains 107341-1 HO Steam Heater Car Ontario Northland - Green Scheme No.200

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Rapido Trains 107341-1 HO Steam Heater Car Ontario Northland - Green Scheme No.200
Rapido HO Steam Heater Car Ontario Northland - Green Scheme
Road Numbers made 200,201,210

Steam Heater Cars, known in Canada as Steam Generator Units or SGUs, were introduced in the diesel era to provide steam heat to passenger trains in cooler weather. When passenger trains were hauled by steam locomotives, there was always a reliable source of steam. Unless a diesel locomotive was equipped with a boiler and water tank, heat could not be provided. This was before the days of electrical Head End Power for passenger cars. Heater cars were frequently rebuilt from boxcars, B-units and old steam locomotive tenders, so they varied in shape and size from railroad to railroad. That is, unless you are in Canada. It is so cold here so much of the time that purpose-built SGUs were built by CCandF (Canadian Car and Foundry), GMD (General Motors Diesel Division) and NSC (National Steel Car).
The Oh, So Noisy! Steam Heater Car features:

Numerous popular paint schemes
Scaled from field measurements and original blueprints
Steam sounds included, with user-controlled volume
High-quality, high-bass speaker
Works on DC and DCC layouts
Super-detailed underframe and express trucks
Working backup lights, controlled by magnetic wand
Metal Macdonald-Cartier couplers
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SKU 606-107341-1
Quantity in stock 3 item(s) available
Road Name: Ontario Northland
Price: CA$74.99
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Due in Stock: September 01, 2021
 

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