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    The long awaited third release

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HO Scale LRC Coaches

The Iconic Canadian Passenger Car

Rapido LRC Model behind a Canada 150 F40PH

Rapido Trains Inc. is excited to announce a new production of the VIA Bombardier LRC cars in HO scale. Rapido is working to restore the original tooling to meet our modern standards and produce at least one more run of these highly sought-after cars. In addition, we're producing the new Business Class cars, as well as several new paint schemes never offered before.

Since 1982, the Bombardier LRC (Light, Rapid, Comfortable) has dominated VIA Rail Canada services in the Ontario-Quebec Corridor. In the early 2000s, VIA announced a major rebuilding project that will extend the lives of the fleet by another 20 years. It is expected that with the recent announcement of new equipment for the corridor, most of the LRC fleet will be retired by 2025.


Model Features

  • Correct car profile based on original blueprints
  • NEW Business Class car including modern 2-1 seating
  • Track-powered “Easy-Peasy” interior lighting and working marker lights operated by magnetic wand (included)
  • Capacitor installed for flicker-free lighting over dirty track
  • Super-detailed, free-rolling trucks and wheelsets
  • Detailed diaphragms with etched-metal end gates
  • Separate grab irons installed at the factory
  • Improved Macdonald-Cartier couplers installed at the correct height

3D Render showing new Business class interior seating. 

Photos courtesy of Josh Anderchek, Stephen Gardner, and Mark Kaluza.

The order deadline for the LRC has passed, but we are still taking orders as we have extras available. We will disable ordering once sold out!




Canada 150 Wraps

Commemorative Canada 150 Scheme. Conditional Announcement - will only be made if a certain amount are ordered.


VIA 40th Anniversary Wraps

VIA Rail 40th Anniversary scheme, "the future is on board". Conditional Announcement - will only be made if a certain amount are ordered.


Green Scheme

2000s Green Paint Scheme with revised VIA Rail Canada Logo. Coach and Business Cars Available

VIA Canada Scheme

1990's Blue "Canada" Paint Scheme. Coaches and Club Cars available

As-delivered Scheme

Mixed direction seat layout, brown seat colours, decals included. Coach and Club Car Available

Limited Edition VIA F40PH

Pairs GREAT with an order of fresh LRC Coaches


Rapido Trains Inc. is a high-end manufacturer of model trains and accessories in HO, OO and N (North American 1:160 and British 1:148) scales. Our aim is to recreate the entire rail travel experience, from fully-detailed interiors and underframe equipment on our trains to fully-wired telephone poles for your model railroad.