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N Scale - Rapido Trains - 500001 - Passenger Car, CCF, Lightweight Coach - VIA Rail Canada - 5439

N Scale - Rapido Trains - 500001 - Passenger Car, CCF, Lightweight Coach - VIA Rail Canada - 5439


N Scale - Rapido Trains - 500001 - Passenger Car, CCF, Lightweight Coach - VIA Rail Canada - 5439 Image courtesy of Rapido Trains Inc.


Brand Rapido Trains
Stock Number 500001
Original Retail Price $47.95
Manufacturer Rapido Trains
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Body Style Rapido Passenger Car CCF Coach
Road/Company Name VIA Rail Canada
Reporting Marks VIA
Road/Reporting Number 5439
Paint Color(s) Blue and Yellow
Coupler Type MT Magne-Matic Knuckle
Wheel Type Nickel-Silver Plated Metal
Wheel Profile Small Flange (Low Profile)
Release Date 2009-01-01
Item Category Rolling Stock
Model Type Passenger
Model Subtype CCF
Model Variety Lightweight Coach
Prototype Passenger Car, CCF, Lightweight Coach
Region North America


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Body Style Information: The Rapido Trains Inc. Lightweight Coach is a versatile, high capacity day coach designed to satisfy the needs of your local and long-distance passengers on budget. Each car features panoramic windows, three restrooms and comfortable seats with winged headrests. There is ample luggage space above the seats and in the luggage rack added to the B end of the car. The vestibule features non-skid textured flooring so your passengers won?t hurt themselves when entering or leaving your train.

The Lightweight Coach was originally a CN design, and it is similar to cars used throughout North America. It is painted in a variety of paint schemes ? if your favorite railroad had a smooth side coach with large windows, chances are we?ve painted our coach in your colors. It is available with partial skirting or with fixed steps, as appropriate.

Road/Company Information:
Via Rail Canada (reporting mark VIA) (generally shortened to Via Rail or Via; styled corporately as VIA Rail Canada) is an independent crown corporation, subsidized by the Minister of Transport, mandated to offer intercity passenger rail services in Canada.

On January 12, 1977, CN spun off its passenger services as a separate Crown corporation, VIA Rail Canada. At its inception, Via acquired all CN passenger cars and locomotives. Following several months of negotiation, on October 29, 1978, Via took over operation of CP passenger train services, and took possession of cars and locomotives. Passenger train services which were not included in the creation of Via Rail included those offered by BC Rail, Algoma Central Railway, Ontario Northland Railway, Quebec North Shore and Labrador Railway, various urban commuter train services operated by CN and CP, and remaining CN passenger services in Newfoundland.

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Brand/Importer Information:
Rapido Trains Inc. is a high-end manufacturer of model trains and accessories in HO, OO and N (North American 1:160 and British 1:148) scales. The firm's mission is to recreate the entire rail travel experience, from fully-detailed interiors and under-frames on models to fully-wired telephone poles for model railroads.

The name RAPIDO was introduced by Canadian National in 1965 to headline the railway's high-speed intercity passenger services. Until the mid-1980s, RAPIDO stood for fast schedules, frequent trains, and superb service.

Today, Rapido Trains continues the RAPIDO concept with state-of-the-art models and attention to fine detail. This company is not related to the venerable (and now defunct) German manufacturer Arnold Rapido, nor the present-day Arnold (which is owned by the United Kingdom's Hornby), Canadian based Rapido Trains was founded in 2003.


Item created by: gdm on 2016-04-29 14:39:55. Last edited by AlanUS on 2016-07-29 05:08:13

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