The Tempo was all about modern comfort. The 82-seat coaches featured comfortable seating, overhead reading lamps and doors that opened at the touch of a button. If passengers on your HO railroad are feeling hungry they can stroll to the cafe, where microwave ovens prepared piping hot food in just seconds. First class club cars featured ultra-comfortable 2+1 seating and hot meals served at your seat.
The Tempo was transferred to VIA Rail Canada in 1978 and in 1983, the Tempo coaches were converted from 575V to 480V so they could be hauled by VIA LRC and Amtrak F40 locomotives, usually on the International between Toronto and Chicago. In 1987 most of the passenger cars were sold to the Rio Grande Ski Train. In 2009 the Tempo was sold back to CN for use on the Algoma Central and the Agawa Canyon Tour Train. The Tempo is still in service today, 50 years later.
This Rapido Tempo Standard DC train-only set includes:
One Class MRE-18g MLW RS18 Tempo locomotive with extended short hood and HEP details (available only in this set) One Tempo Coach One Tempo Club One Tempo Cafe-Bar-Lounge Two commemorative Tempo tumblers 100 commemorative Tempo cocktail napkins Tempo 50th Anniversary Photo Book
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