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ADVANCE RESERVATION - LRC Coach - Business Class Rebuild

ADVANCE RESERVATION - LRC Coach - Business Class Rebuild


£59.00

Rapido Trains

RTI-508006

THIS IS AN ADVANCE RESERVATION 

ESTIMATED PRICE - AS A GUIDE ONLY - BASED ON CURRENT COSTS ETC - £149.00. YOU ARE ONLY CHARGED WHEN THE MODELS HAVE BEEN DELIVERED. IF THE FINAL PRICE IS 10% MORE THAN OUR ESTIMATE WE WILL CONTACT YOU BEFORE WE CHARGE.YOU WILL OF COURSE PAY A LOWER PRICE SHOULD OUR COST REDUCE.

ORDER DEADLINE 30.09.19 

ESTIMATED DELIVERY MID 2020

 

All cars are un-numbered and Include Decals

 

 

It is our pleasure to announce the backbone of VIA Rail Canada’s central Canadian fleet, the Bombardier LRC coaches in N scale!

Not forgetting our cousins to the south, the LRC also operated for Amtrak, and could be found mixed in with Amfleet equipment, mostly in the Northeast Corridor.

The Bombardier LRC first entered service for VIA in 1981. By 1985, following the second delivery of coaches, the LRCs had become essential for VIA. They eventually took over the majority of Corridor services in Ontario and Quebec. In 2010 the cars entered a major refurbishment program. It was discovered that they had structural issues which could not be overcome. The rebuild program was scaled back, resulting in some cars received a full rebuild and others just receiving a cosmetic refresh.

The LRC coaches originally had two versions: coach and VIA 1 first class. They were externally identical, with the first class cars carrying a VIA 1 logo and no large Canadian flag. In 2013 VIA converted the VIA 1 cars to Business Class cars featuring 2 + 1 seating, some blanked windows and a new paint scheme.

Model Features

  • Accurate dimensions from blueprints and field measurements
  • Coach, VIA 1 and Business Class versions
  • Full interior detail with accurate colours and tinted windows
  • Track-powered interior lighting compatible with DC and DCC
  • Working marker lights Etched-metal stirrups