Owners of Rapido Trains
Sidura divides her time between Rapido and fiction writing. At Rapido she is responsible for strategic and financial planning, copy editing and keeping Jason from buying a Concorde. Her first novel, Holding My Breath, was published in 2007 and she is currently working on a collection of short stories. Please Click Here to visit Sidura’s web site. Jason and Sidura have three gorgeous children: Boaz, Dalya and Isaac. With three kids to raise and a company to run, Jason and Sidura last went on a date in 2006. (Hair comment: Sidura has wonderful hair. Jason on the other hand hides his under a hat … a lot)
Public Relations, Customer Service Representative
Financial Services Officer
Josh has quickly become an invaluable member of our team and has already learned how to be patient with Jason. He’s so good that he’s now a project manager, but as we only hired him to buy the milk we’re getting a good deal. $10 goes far these days, and that’s what he earns a week. If you see the Rapido Bus on a weekend excursion around Toronto, chances are it’s Josh behind the wheel. (Hair comment: Josh styles his hair so carefully we don’t actually know if it is his.)
Chief Operating Officer
Mohan is very active in the Toronto-area N scale community, and is currently president of the Scarborough Model Railroaders. Mike and Dave are also members of the club, and we're starting to think they might be planning a coup d'État at Rapido. (Hair comment: His hair is actually surprisingly intact for a man in his early 200s.)
Sales Manager, United States
Craig works with American retailers from his base in California, partly because he prefers baseball (Go Angels!) to hockey (Go Ducks!) and partly because he considers poutine to be "exotic foreign food." He has never been to a Tim Horton's, but he has seen both Joni Mitchell and Gordon Lightfoot in concert. (Hair comment: Craig has the same hair as his grandson, although the grandson's hair is growing in ... which makes Craig a little envious.)
JOHN SHERIDAN has worked for various model railroad manufacturers designing artwork and providing technical assistance for various projects. He likes to tell people that they have at least one piece of his work on their layout at any given time.
John is a huge fan of the New Haven railroad. He has worked very hard to get manufacturers to produce more New Haven Railroad locomotives & rolling stock.
Noticing that Jason seemed to have a soft spot for the New Haven, John hatched a nefarious plot to insert himself deep into Rapido. His goal: make sure that Rapido New Haven Railroad projects keep flowing indefinitely. So far, his plot has succeeded beyond his wildest dreams. If no one notices the Ceti Eel John implanted in Jason’s ear (Thanks Kahn!), he can keep this going for a very long time.
Currently (as of June 2020) Bobby is working in product design and advertising remotely, long before it became fashionable. He claims that his commute to work is the easiest that he's ever had.
Although Robby grew up on the state-side, he’s always had an interest in Canadian railroading. Believe it or not, this guy from New Jersey is a big fan of BC Rail. According to him, everything needs more corner lights! We're not sure why, but you BC guys will get that reference. He also has an interest in the Clinchfield, Metra and anything ALCo and MLW. He also claims that despite not growing up in the True North, he did watch Red Green, play hockey - Go Penguins (ed. note: Really? I mean, Mario Lemieux was pretty fantastic, but other than Jaromir Jagr can you name anyone else on those teams?) - and enjoys anything doused in maple syrup. Oh, and he got his interest in Gordon Lightfoot through his father. Maybe Zobby's secretly a hose-head?
Hair Comment: When Lobby lets it grow out he is reminded that it should be cut short.
MARK STAPLETON showed up at the door of Rapido's Head Office one day claiming he "wanted to be a lion tamer". Since Janet already held that title, we suggested the become a Model Train Surgeon instead, and he grudgingly obliged. The title was fitting - it seems that Mark had learned at an early age how to take things apart, and now, many decades later, how to put those things back together again. So we kept him.
A train enthusiast all of his life, and growing up in Montreal, Mark would regularly bicycle down to Westmount Station to watch the activity in CP's Glen Yard and watch the commuter trains, RDC units and even "The Canadian" roll by. Despite (ed. note: or maybe because?) this, Mark is a dedicated U.K. modeller and has exhibited his ProtoFour layout "Upper Leaside" at the Great British Train Show many times.
Mark is also very handy with a soldering iron (4th degree black belt!), is wise, very polite and still has a full head of hair - although frequently under a baseball cap or bicycle helmet to keep it protected.
Hair comment: Jeremy’s hair attempted to tender its resignation in the late 90s, but it was not accepted. He finally fired it with cause in 2003. He is now 38% more aerodynamic.
Passenger Car Expert and French Translator
N Scale Legend