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Canadian piggyback flatcars from Rapido Trains

By | May 18, 2022

New HO scale models based on Canadian National and Canadian Pacific prototypes

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Canadian piggyback flatcar

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Canadian piggyback flatcar from Rapido Trains Inc.

Scale: HO (1:87.1)

Price: Single car, $54.95; six-pack, $329.70

Era: 1966-1976 (Canadian National), 1973-late 1980s (Canadian Pacific)

Manufacturer: Rapido Trains Inc., 500 Alden Road, Unit 21, Markham, Ontario L3R 5H5 Canada, 905-474-3314,

 Canadian piggyback flatcar features:

  • Heavy die-cast metal center sill
  • Photo-etched deck surface
  • Upright and collapsed hitches
  • Wire grab irons
  • Barber S-2 trucks with metal wheels
  • Rapido semi-scale metal knuckle couplers
  • Order and release date to be announced

Road Names: Canadian National (Vancouver Iron & Engineering) and Canadian Pacific (Marine Industries). Six road numbers per paint scheme; also available assembled but undecorated (as-built CN and CP versions).

Company information: Rapido Trains Inc. manufactures locomotives, freight cars, passenger cars, and vehicles in N and HO scales. The company was founded by Jason Shron and Sidura Ludwig in 2003.

Reproduced from Rapido Trains Inc. news release May 2022 

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