The Rapido Trains EMD FL9 is based on the unique dual-power locomotives designed to operate on both diesel-electric and on pure electric power so that they could haul the New Haven Railroad's passenger trains in and out of New York City's Grand Central Terminal without the need for an engine change. Built between 1956 and 1960, many of the fleet continued in regular revenue service for nearly fifty years on both long haul and commuter trains. While the last revenue commuter run occurred in 2009, several have been preserved or are in use on tourist railroads in both the US and Canada.
This model includes detailing appropriate for its roadname and roadnumber. It comes equipped with an ESU LokSound sound and DCC decoder. Other features include separately applied metal details and magnetic knuckle couplers.