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  • Rapido Trains CP Rail Angus Vans Arrive

    When Jason Shron started Rapido Trains, I told him I was sorry I couldn't support him financially.

    Since my layout is set in the mid-1990s in the Canadian prairies, I don’t need the kinds of things that Rapido is best known for—VIA and CN smooth side passenger cars, LRCs, steam gennies or F units.

    But, I told him, if you ever bring out a prototypical CP Rail Angus caboose (or van, as they are called in Canada), I’m in.

    Well, as most people know, Jason did just that, and today I am the proud owner of two of these fine models. Since I model the post-van period, they will be on display in the engine yard area on the CP Rail Manitoba & Minnesota Subdivision. But I'm sure they'll get to take a few trips around the layout, too, just for old time's sake.

    John Longhurst, Winnipeg

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    These look awesome! I saw the pre-production model at Hartford last summer. The detail is unbelievable asI am sure you can now attest to.

    I have 2 somewhere enroute from Canada destined for CP/B&M trains travesring my layout between Newport, VT and St. Johnsbury, VT.

    BTW, for non-Canadian modelers, there are also US railroad models produced by Rapido for the railroads down here that operated these too..

    Thanks for posting some pics so I know what to look forward to!

    Mike McNamara

    Delran, NJ


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      I, too, have two of these beautiful vans on order. Now that I see them on your layou, I'm counting the days.