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ADVANCE RESERVATION - F40PH-2D - VIA Rail (Rebuilt) 6401

ADVANCE RESERVATION - F40PH-2D - VIA Rail (Rebuilt) 6401


£149.00

Rapido Trains

RTI-582001

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 31.10.19

ESTIMATED DELIVERY MID 2021

 

VIA’s F40PH-2D has been the face of passenger train travel in Canada since the 1980s and while there have been a number of inaccurate F40 models painted in VIA colours, there has never been an accurate N scale model of this 3000-horsepower Canadian workhorse. Until now.

The F40PH-2D was built in London, Ontario between 1986 and 1989. It features a desktop control stand (hence the “D” in the designation); a unique fuel tank and underframe arrangement; a unique carbody design with custom panel and door locations; and numerous other Canadian-only details.

In 2010 VIA Rail Canada contracted CAD Railway Industries in Lachine, Quebec, to rebuild its F40 locomotive fleet. This involved removal of the HEP (Head End Power) alternator and installation of a separate HEP generator in the rear of the locomotive. At the same time the locomotive was given VIA’s green, grey and yellow Renaissance paint scheme first seen on the P42DC locomotives in 2001. By the end of 2012 all 52 F40PH-2D locomotives had been rebuilt.