HO Scale Toronto's First Subway 




Toronto's Yonge Subway will be celebrating its 70th anniversary in 2024, and we're joining in the fun by announcing the first-ever model of a Toronto subway train! A must for modellers, transit enthusiasts, tourists, history buffs, and everyone who thinks subways are cool — don’t miss out on this limited opportunity to own a little bit of classic Toronto in your home!




You can order your subway as a working model or as an unpowered display two-car set that comes with a slice of the original St. Clair station platform. How nifty is that?




It all started in 1951, when the Toronto Transit Commission contracted the Gloucester Railway Carriage and Wagon Company in the UK to build the cars for Canada’s first subway. The original line ran under Yonge Street from Union Station in the south to Eglinton Avenue in the north, opening on March 30th, 1954. This line is still in service today as the southern half of TTC’s Line 1. These unique rapid transit cars featured bold red paint with yellow stripes both above and below the large picture windows.






The Rapido Trains HO Scale Rapido Toronto Subway Features:

The models can be purchased in three different options: 
 -  Four-car set 
 -  Two-car set (“married pair”) 
 - Display featuring an unpowered two-car set, with a recreation of the original 1954 St. Clair station platform 

Canadian Pacific archives, from James Gamble collection



Each Rapido Toronto Subway Features: 
• Design created from original factory drawings and field measurements 
• Fully detailed interiors including seats, hand holds and lighting 
• Working lights: headlights, rear marker lights, destination sign 
• Fully detailed underbodies 
• Wire grab irons 
• DC/DCC ready or Dual-Mode DCC/Sound  (Display models are unpowered) 
• Display models include lighting powered by an included 12V DC power supply 
• Ages 14 and up. This is not a toy. 




Become a Master

The Toronto's First Subway Masterclass showcases the owners, and history, detailing variations of and changes to the various locos over their service lives.






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