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N Scale - Rapido Trains - 580005 - F40PH-2D - Via Rail Canada - 6402

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N Scale - Rapido Trains - 580005 - F40PH-2D - Via Rail Canada - 6402 With Ditch Lights


Brand Rapido Trains
Stock Number 580005
Original Retail Price $169.95
Manufacturer Rapido Trains
Production Type Regular Production
Image Provider's Website Link
Body Style Rapido Diesel Engine F40PH
Prototype Locomotive, Diesel, EMD F40PH (Details)
Prototype Description F40PH-2D
Road or Company Name Via Rail Canada (Details)
Reporting Marks VIA
Road or Reporting Number 6402
Paint Color(s) Yellow, gray and Blue
Print Color(s) Yellow and Black
Paint Scheme Original Scheme
Coupler Type MT Magne-Matic Knuckle
Coupler Mount Body-Mount
Wheel Type Chemically Blackened Metal
Wheel Profile Small Flange (Low Profile)
DCC Readiness No
Release Date 2019-02-01
Item Category Locomotives
Model Type Diesel
Model Subtype EMD
Model Variety F40PH
Prototype Region North America
Prototype Era Era IV: 2nd Gen Diesel (1958 - 1978)
Scale 1/160



Specific Item Information:
N Scale VIA Rail Canada F40PH-2D (DC/Silent)
Canada Scheme #6402

Model Information: VIA’s F40PH-2D has been the face of passenger train travel in Canada since the 1980s and while there have been a number of inaccurate F40 models painted in VIA colours, there has never been an accurate N scale model of this 3000-horsepower Canadian workhorse. Until now. The F40PH-2D was built in London, Ontario between 1986 and 1989. It features a desktop control stand (hence the “D” in the designation); a unique fuel tank and underframe arrangement; a unique carbody design with custom panel and door locations; and numerous other Canadian-only details.

Prototype History:
The EMD F40PH is a four-axle 3,000 - 3,002 hp (2.2-2.2 MW) B-B diesel-electric locomotive built by General Motors Electro-Motive Division in several variants from 1975 to 1992. Intended for use on Amtrak's short-haul passenger routes, it became the backbone of Amtrak's diesel fleet after the failure of the EMD SDP40F. The F40PH also found widespread use on commuter railroads in the United States and with Via Rail Canada. Additional F40PH variants were remanufactured from older locomotives by Morrison-Knudsen and MotivePower Industries between 1988 - 1998.

Amtrak retired its fleet of F40PHs in the mid-1990s in favor of the GE Genesis, but the locomotive remains the mainstay of Via Rail's long-distance trains and is a common sight on commuter railroads throughout the United States.

From Wikipedia

Road Name History:
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.

Read more on Wikipedia.

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: Powderman on 2020-02-28 17:03:48. Last edited by gdm on 2020-07-24 07:29:25

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