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N Scale - Rapido Trains - 2023 - Caboose, Pointe St. Charles - Canadian National - 78110

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N Scale - Rapido Trains - 2023 - Caboose, Pointe St. Charles - Canadian National - 78110 Image courtesy of Rapido Trains Inc.

N Scale - Rapido Trains - 2023 - Caboose, Pointe St. Charles - Canadian National - 78110 Image courtesy of Rapido Trains Inc.

Brand Rapido Trains
Stock Number 2023
Original Retail Price $49.99
Commissioned By Prairie Shadows
Manufacturer Rapido Trains
Production Type Regular Production
Image Provider's Website Link
Body Style Rapido Caboose Pointe St. Charles
Prototype Description Caboose, Pointe St. Charles
Road or Company Name Canadian National (Details)
Reporting Marks CN
Road or Reporting Number 78110
Paint Color(s) Red, Yellow cupola, w/Black roof
Paint Scheme International Service
Coupler Type MT Magne-Matic Knuckle
Wheel Type Nickel-Silver Plated Metal
Wheel Profile Small Flange (Low Profile)
Announcement Date 2013-03-13
Release Date 2013-10-01
Item Category Rolling Stock (Freight)
Model Type Caboose
Model Subtype Steel
Model Variety Pointe St. Charles
Scale 1/160

Model Information: The N scale CN PSC Van - a Prairie Shadows exclusive!

This prototypically accurate N Scale model features:
  • Separate grab irons applied at the factory
  • Full underbody detail
  • Full interior
  • Track powered interior lighting
  • Working marker lights
  • Body mounted Micro-Trains couplers
  • Painted window frames
  • Accurate paint and lettering

Prototype Description: CN Pointe St. Charles Shops in Montreal built 185 copies of this caboose. Most of the body panels and frame came from retired CN 40ft boxcars.

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.

Commissioner Information: Prairie Shadows Model Railway Co. is a small model railway supply company located in Winnipeg, MB, and owned by Jeff Arnold. They pride themselves in providing solid service and fair prices.
They commissioned several exclusive N scale models to Rapido Trains Inc.

Item created by: Alain LM on 2016-08-03 22:53:14. Last edited by Alain LM on 2018-06-17 04:29:39

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