HO "The Canadian" Complete Passenger Train


Thanks to everybody who ordered The Canadian! All sets have now been shipped.

VIA Rail special edition Skyline


Paint Schemes produced:
Canadian Pacific Maroon (Block)
1955 - 1968
Canadian Pacific - Action Red (8" stripes)
1970s
Canadian Pacific - Maroon (Script)
1963 - 1968
VIA Rail Canada/CP (mix)
1978 - 1982
Canadian Pacific - Action Red (5" stripes)
1968 - 1978
VIA Rail Canada
1979 - 1992
HO VIA Rail Budd Passenger Cars Exclusive runs!

At 1 p.m. on Sunday 24 April 1955, a legend was born. The sleek stainless steel passenger cars of Canadian Pacific's The Canadian departed Montreal's Windsor Station for the inaugural run across Canada to Vancouver. Today, even with numerous upgrades and route changes, The Canadian still makes the journey every week, uniting communities across the country.

This is the first complete model of The Canadian ever produced in ready-to-run plastic, including the first ever true, accurate model of Canadian Pacific's FP9A locomotive (not a stand in!). The Canadian also include an extra Coach, an extra Chateau Sleeper and an extra Manor Sleeper for a total of TEN CARS. These cars feature the same insane level of detail as our Super Continental Line passenger cars. The Canadian features all-new, super-detailed tooling from headlights to marker lamps.



The Canadian - FP9

Each limited edition train features TWO sound-equipped FP9A locomotives, an unpowered F9B and TEN glorious Budd passenger cars.

Two Powered FP9A Locomotives
  • True, accurate Canadian Pacific FP9A locomotive: not a “stand in”
  • Both locomotives are powered and sound-equipped, DC and DCC
  • Smooth-running motor and gears broken in at the factory
  • Correct fuel tank, end details, icicle breakers and winterization hatch
  • Correct CPR-style grab irons and water tank
  • Road number specific details including wacky cooling coil on 1411
  • 100% accurate for CPR and VIA

All-new correct Budd passenger cars.
Canadian Pacific's 1953 order was for seven different car styles, and we're doing ALL of them:

  1. Baggage-Dormitory
  2. 60-Seat Coach
  3. SKYLINE Buffet Dome Coach
  4. 48-Seat Diner
  5. 4 Section, 8 Roomette, 3 Bedroom, 1 Drawing Room CHATEAU Sleeper
  6. 4 Section, 4 Roomette, 5 Bedroom, 1 Compartment MANOR Sleeper
  7. 3 Bedroom, 1 Drawing Room PARK Dome Lounge Sleeper
The Canadian also includes an extra Coach, an extra Chateau Sleeper and an extra Manor Sleeper for a total of TEN CARS. These cars feature the same insane level of detail as our Super Continental Line passenger cars, including:
  • Super-detailed underbodies, trucks and interiors
  • All steam, air and electrical lines
  • New, all-metal MacDonald-Cartier Couplers (TM)
  • All grab irons installed at the factory
  • Working diaphragms and etched-metal end gates
  • Smooth Stainless Steel finish
  • Full interior and dome lighting
  • Illuminated drumhead and marker lamps on the Park Car
  • 3D "Beaver" heralds on each car (in maroon schemes)
  • Fully Ready-To-Run
  • 100% accurate for CPR and VIA