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N Scale - Rapido Trains - 503012 - Passenger Car, CCF, Cafe-Bar-Lounge - Canadian National - 2512

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N Scale - Rapido Trains - 503012 - Passenger Car, CCF, Cafe-Bar-Lounge - Canadian National - 2512


N Scale - Rapido Trains - 503012 - Passenger Car, CCF, Cafe-Bar-Lounge - Canadian National - 2512 Image courtesy of Rapido Trains Inc.


Stock Number 503012
Original Retail Price $54.95
Brand Rapido Trains
Manufacturer Rapido Trains
Image Provider's Website Link
Body Style Rapido Passenger Car CCF Cafe-Bar-Lounge
Prototype Description Passenger Car, CCF, Cafe-Bar-Lounge
Road or Company Name Canadian National (Details)
Reporting Marks CN
Road or Reporting Number 2512
Paint Color(s) Green and Black
Paint Scheme 1954 CN scheme
Coupler Type MT Magne-Matic Knuckle
Wheel Type Nickel-Silver Plated Metal
Announcement Date 2013-07-21
Release Date 2015-01-01
Item Category Passenger Cars
Model Type Lightweight/Streamlined
Model Subtype CCF
Model Variety Cafe-Bar-Lounge


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Model Information: The Rapido Trains Inc. Cafe-Bar-Lounge is similar to cars bought or rebuilt by most railroads to serve those customers who got the Munchies but weren?t in the mood for a fancy-schmancy meal in the dining car. Your passengers will enjoy this model?s contoured seats and its detailed take-out counter with individual display shelves for sandwiches, pizzas, and anything else your commissary cares to whip up.

The Cafe-Bar-Lounge has many of the same features as our Lightweight Coach, as it was rebuilt from a coach. It is painted in a variety of paint schemes, and all cars feature full underbody detailing including steam, air and electrical lines. It is available with partial skirting or with fixed steps, as appropriate.

Road Name History:
The Canadian National Railway Company (reporting mark CN) is a Canadian Class I railway headquartered in Montreal, Quebec that serves Canada and the Midwestern and Southern United States. CN's slogan is "North America's Railroad". CN is a public company with 24,000 employees. It had a market capitalization of 32 billion CAD in 2011. CN was government-owned, having been a Canadian Crown corporation from its founding to its privatization in 1995. Bill Gates was, in 2011, the largest single shareholder of CN stock.

CN is the largest railway in Canada, in terms of both revenue and the physical size of its rail network, and is currently Canada's only transcontinental railway company, spanning Canada from the Atlantic coast in Nova Scotia to the Pacific coast in British Columbia. Its range once reached across the island of Newfoundland until 1988, when the Newfoundland Railway was abandoned.

Following CN's purchase of Illinois Central (IC) and a number of smaller US railways, it also has extensive trackage in the central United States along the Mississippi River valley from the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico. Today, CN owns about 20,400 route miles (32,831 km) of track in 8 provinces (the only two not served by CN are Newfoundland & Labrador and Prince Edward Island), as well as a 70-mile (113 km) stretch of track (see Mackenzie Northern Railway) into the Northwest Territories to Hay River on the southern shore of Great Slave Lake; it is the northernmost rail line anywhere within the North American Rail Network, as far north as Anchorage, Alaska (although the Alaska Railroad goes further north than this, it is isolated from the rest of the rail network).

The railway was referred to as the Canadian National Railways (CNR) between 1918 and 1960, and as Canadian National/Canadien National (CN) from 1960 to the present.

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: Alain LM on 2016-07-28 00:36:44. Last edited by Alain LM on 2016-07-28 03:36:44

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