Monday, October 12, 2015

New Canadian Steam from Rapido

You heard that right--Rapido is making Canadian steam locomotives.

The company, owned by my friend Jason Shron, has launched Icons of Steam, a new line that will bring out ten iconic Canadian steam locomotives between 2017-23.

The first unit to be produced will be the Canadian Pacific 4-6-4 Royal Hudson Class H1c, H1d, H1e. It will come out in 2017.

It will be followed by:

CPR 4-6-0 Class D10e, D10f, D10g, D10h and Canadian National 4-6-0 Ten Wheeler Class G16a, H6g (2018).

Canadian Pacific 4-6-4 Hudson H1a, H1b and Canadian National 2-8-0 Consolidation Class N2b, N4a (2019).

Canadian Pacific 4-6-2 Light Pacific Class G5c, G5d and Canadian National 4-8-2 Mountain Class U1f (2020).

Canadian Pacific 4-6-2 Heavy Pacific Class G3e, G3f, G3g and Canadian National 4-6-2 Pacific Class J4e, J4d, J4f (2021).

Canadian Pacific 2-10-4 Selkirk Class T1b, T1c and Canadian National 4-8-4 U-4 Northern Class U4a, U4b (2022).

Canadian Pacific 4-4-4 Jubilee Class U4a, F2a (2023).

For more information, click here to visit Rapido News.

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