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    18 Aug 6133 Blog: 18 Aug 2016

    6133 Blog: 18 Aug 2016 Since the last update a lot has been happening with RPDX 6133. Chris Fox, John Carey and crew members Mackenzie Clair, David Vincent from Bombardier and Matt Erwood from Northw...

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    10 May Edmundston Blog: 10 May 2016

    Edmundston Blog: 10 May 2016 Youtube is a wonderful resource. Here is our CN/VIA 4-8-4 sleeper Edmundston in service with Canadian National in 1973 in Washington DC surrounded by Penn Central GG-1 lo...

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    06 May Edmundston Blog: 6 May 2016

    Edmundston Blog: 6 May 2016 Our Pullman-Standard 4 Section – 8 Duplex Roomette – 4 Double Bedroom sleeper, Edmundston, has had an interior clean up. We’re currently looking for someo...

  • Our RDC, 6133, at Toronto Maintenance Centre this week. Photo courtesy John Carey.

    06 May 6133 Blog: 6 May 2016

    6133 Blog: 6 May 2016 Our locomotive mechanic, Chris Fox, has been busy prepping our RDC for a major overhaul. Chris has put together an initial list of what needs to be done to get 6133 operational...

  • Jason is super pleased to see his RDC.

    02 Mar 6133 Blog: 2 March 2016

    6133 Blog: 2 March 2016 Our RDC just passed our office!!!! Have a look at the photo below. You can watch our video of 6133, featuring a cameo of Chris Fox (who was here also, really) on our Facebook ...

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    16 Feb 6133 Blog: 16 February 2016

    6133 Blog: 16 February 2016 Chris and Jon Calon spent the long weekend in Moncton working outside in -20 degree weather, helped at times by Luc Doiron. Jon flew to Moncton at the last minute when we r...

  • New Rapido logos covering the old VIA branding.

    12 Feb 6133 Blog: 12 February 2016

    6133 Blog: 12 February 2016 Chris and Jason returned to Moncton on Tuesday 2 February to get started on the work needed to move 6133 on her own wheels. The first things that needed attention were just...

  • Saving VIA 6133

    20 Jan 6133 Blog: 20 January 2016

    6133 Blog: 20 January 2016 On 8 January 2016, Rapido’s Jason Shron found out that a large proportion of Canada’s surviving RDC (Rail Diesel Car) fleet was going to be scrapped in a matter ...

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    19 Jan Edmundston Blog: 19 January 2016

    Edmundston Blog: 19 January 2016 Click here or on the image below to watch a very short video of our new car on Facebook. You don’t need to join Facebook to watch it and the little Facebook mon...

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    11 Jun Edmundston Blog: 11 June 2015

    Edmundston Blog: 11 June 2015 From Model to Prototype Many model railroaders are also railfans, and many of us are involved in historical societies, train museums, and the like. Dan and I are both bo...

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    19 Mar Travelling by Train, Again!

    Rapido Blog / March 19, 2015 Travelling by Train, Again! By Jason Shron Welcome aboard Amtrak! I’ve written before about the importance of taking your kids and grandkids on the train. Too many m...

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    08 Sep I Didn’t Know What I Didn’t Know

    Rapido Blog / September 8, 2014 I Didn’t Know What I Didn’t Know By Mike McGrattan It’s been 14 months since I took my first tentative steps into the world of model train manufacturi...

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    13 Jun One The Road With Rapido (or, “Dan and Mike’s Excellent Adventure”)

    Rapido Blog / June 13, 2014 One The Road With Rapido (or, “Dan and Mike’s Excellent Adventure”) By Mike McGrattan Very few people truly enjoy business travel; every day a different city; running...

  • ParkCar

    17 Apr Turning fifty is Super….Train!

    Rapido Blog / April 27, 2014 Turning fifty is Super….Train! By Mike McGrattan. Supertrain. The very name indicates that it is something special; something big; something that will make an impact on ...

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    07 Jan The Twelve Days of China

    Rapido Blog / Jan 7, 2014 The Twelve Days of China The past few months have been a blur. August and September were spent travelling through Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British...

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    22 Oct The Adventures of Littl’ Puddy

    Rapido Blog / October 22, 2013 The Adventures of Littl’ Puddy Or how you can make friends around the world via a little boxcar…… By Mike McGrattan “Send me your car and I’ll run it behind my...

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    18 Sep Mildly Amused about Ontario and Quebec

    Rapido Blog / September 18, 2013 Mildly Amused about Ontario and Quebec After I first announced the “Wild about the West” tour (click on the link to read about it), the Ontario and Quebec ...

  • JasperKids

    29 Aug The last leg of the Western Canada tour!

    Rapido Blog / August 29, 2013 The last leg of the Western Canada tour! Playing on the steam train at the Jasper fire station… The kids were very excited because they saw it on the Big Train Trip...

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    20 Aug From Prairies to Mountains: Loving the Canadian West!

    Rapido Blog / August 20, 2013 From Prairies to Mountains: Loving the Canadian West! My last blog post generated a tremendous amount of discussion on the CanModelTrains discussion group. I am clearly i...

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    11 Aug Operating in the West and a Dose of Ugly Green

    Rapido Blog / August 11, 2013 Operating in the West and a Dose of Ugly Green GMD-1 #1900 poses in Yucky Green on the EMRA layout. (The “day-glow” yellow on the sides will be fixed for prod...