We were asked by Rapido today if we would like to have an exclusive, totally unique Via FP7A engine for which Rapido has had many requests. Here's the background:
In the 1970s, Canadian Pacific transferred ownership of several locomotives to VIA Rail Canada. The official changeover occurred in 1979, but CP began repainting the locomotives in VIA colours in 1978. FP7 1418 was probably the first CP F-unit painted in VIA colours, because they didn't get it right! The blue of the carbody was extended onto the roof and around the windshields. 1418 carried this unique paint scheme throughout its VIA career.
We are only building 100 of the engines.
Check out the pictures:
VIA 1418 - Picture Courtesy of Dave Love
VIA Rail 1814 - Picture Courtesy of Brian Schuff
Of Course We Wanted It! Don't You?
Limited Quantity Production For This Extraordinary VIA Rail FP7
Rapido - HO Scale - FP7A - DC / Silent - VIA Rail No. 1418 - Blue/Yellow in Unique Design - PWRS EXCLUSIVE - Expected Release Date: 2019-02-01
Rapido - HO Scale - FP7A - DC/DCC/Sound - VIA Rail No. 1418 - Blue/Yellow in Unique Design - PWRS EXCLUSIVE - Expected Release Date: 2019-02-01