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N Scale - Rapido Trains - 500147 - Passenger Car, CCF, Lightweight Coach - Grand Trunk Western - 4885

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N Scale - Rapido Trains - 500147 - Passenger Car, CCF, Lightweight Coach - Grand Trunk Western - 4885


Stock Number 500147
Original Retail Price $47.95
Brand Rapido Trains
Manufacturer Rapido Trains
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Body Style Rapido Passenger Car CCF Coach
Prototype Description Passenger Car, CCF, Lightweight Coach
Road or Company Name Grand Trunk Western (Details)
Reporting Marks GTW
Road or Reporting Number 4885
Paint Color(s) Green and Black
Paint Scheme 1954 CN scheme
Coupler Type MT Magne-Matic Knuckle
Wheel Type Nickel-Silver Plated Metal
Wheel Profile Small Flange (Low Profile)
Announcement Date 2009-05-25
Release Date 2010-09-06
Item Category Passenger Cars
Model Type Lightweight/Streamlined
Model Subtype CCF
Model Variety Lightweight Coach


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Model 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 Name History:
The Grand Trunk Western Railroad Company (reporting mark GTW) is an important American subsidiary of the Canadian National Railway (reporting mark CN) operating in Michigan, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio. Since a corporate restructuring in 1971 the railroad has been under CN's subsidiary holding company the Grand Trunk Corporation. Grand Trunk Western's routes are part of CN's Midwest Division. Its primary mainline between Chicago, Illinois, and Port Huron, Michigan, serves as a connection between railroad interchanges in Chicago and rail lines in eastern Canada and the Northeastern United States.

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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: Alain LM on 2016-07-29 23:36:08. Last edited by Alain LM on 2016-07-30 02:36:08

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