Rapido Trains Inc. is pleased to announce, in association with VIA Rail Canada, a limited-run model of VIA Rail’s classic F40PH-2D locomotive decorated in both the commemorative VIA 40th Anniversary scheme, as well as the Canada 150 scheme, in HO scale!
In 2017, VIA decorated five of its F40PH-2D locomotives in a striking paint scheme to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday, with the names of towns and cities across Canada adorning their sides. In 2018, that paint scheme was modified by removing the names and adding a large stylized 40 to celebrate 40 years since the creation of VIA Rail Canada.
6416 decorated in the Canada 150 scheme (featuring Montréal, Bathurst, Saskatoon, Québec, Windsor and Churchill)
6436 decorated in the VIA 40 scheme
6437 decorated in the VIA 40 scheme
In 2017, Rapido released 6402 and 6454, both in the Canada 150 scheme. These newly released units will complement and complete the special five unit collection. Only 150 models of each unit have been produced, so order yours while supplies last. These special units WILL NEVER BE MADE AGAIN!
For this special offer, we are once again offering a high quality model display case with each locomotive. Beauty goal 'eh?
Prototype photos are courtesy of Ian Deck.