TOUR DATES FOR MARCH 2024
Check out if we are coming to a store, club or museum near you!
MARCH 17 – LOS ANGELES, CA
6 PM PST – California Southern Model Railroad Club
MARCH 18 – PHOENIX, AZ
4 PM MST – McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park
MARCH 19 – ALBUQUERQUE, NM
TBA MST – Southwest Model Railroad Museum
MARCH 21 – DALLAS, TX
5 PM CT – Discount Model Trains
MARCH 22 – OKLAHOMA CITY, OK
TBA CT – Oklahoma Model Railroad Association and Museum
MARCH 23 – TULSA, OK
TBA CT – Indian Nations Division of the NMRA, Booth TBA
MARCH 24 – ST. LOUIS, MO
TBA CT – National Museum of Transportation/St. Louis Model Railroad Museum
MARCH 25 – LOMBARD, IL
TBA CT – Lombard Hobbies
MARCH 26 – CHICAGO, IL
TBA CT – Des Plaines Hobbies
MARCH 27 – FLINT, MI
TBA EST – Rider’s Hobby Shops
We've been dropping hints for weeks and we're finally here to confirm that the Rapido Trains team is hitting the road...by GO bus?! For two weeks in March from the 17th through the 28th, our team members will be visiting some of our favorite railway museums, clubs, and hobby shops in the USA. Our tour will kick off in Southern California and we’ll be making numerous stops all the way back to Toronto.
First off, please welcome Rapido New Look bus 1029 to the fleet! Built in 1971 for Golden Gate Transit and originally numbered 738, the 1029 is a Suburban “Fishbowl” and as such came equipped with reclining seats, luggage racks, reading lights and lacked interior stanchions. Designated a T8H-5305A-138, the bus is powered by an 8V71 Detroit Diesel matched to a VS-2 automatic transmission. Unlike our other bus, GM New Look 3380, the 1029 is capable of a higher top speed for highway travel. In service with GGT from 1971 and well into the 1990s, we purchased the 738 from Dreamliner Bus Leasing & Service in 2023 and in cooperation with owner Loren Joplin, have completely restored the 1029 and repainted it into the classic GO Transit livery. We are also honored to have Loren join us for our cross-country trip!
Make sure to check our Facebook and road trip page daily for updates on the road and about the refurbished and repainted GM New Look Bus that we are launching (including in a GO Transit scheme to match our actual bus).
We hope to meet you at one of our many stops for a meet and greet, to find out more about our current roster of products, see samples and grab some freebies!
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