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N Scale VIA F40PH-2D

VIA’s F40PH-2D has been the face of passenger train travel in Canada since the 1980s and while there have been a number of inaccurate F40 models painted in VIA colours, there has never been an accurate N scale model of this 3000-horsepower Canadian workhorse. Until now.

The F40PH-2D was built in London, Ontario between 1986 and 1989. It features a desktop control stand (hence the “D” in the designation); a unique fuel tank and underframe arrangement; a unique carbody design with custom panel and door locations; and numerous other Canadian-only details.

Model Features

  • Scaled from original blueprints and field measurements
  • Unique Canadian F40PH-2D body and details
  • Working headlights, ditch lights, number boards
  • Separate grab irons and handrails installed at the factory
  • Incredible underbody detail including separate piping
  • Different rooftop details for different paint schemes
  • Accurate F40PH-2D sounds on sound-equipped models
  • Available in original scheme (1986-1998) and Canada scheme (1998-2014);

Photo Courtesy Kaluza-Mueller Collection


Become a Master

The F40PH-2D Master Class showcases the detailing variations of various units.

F40PH-2D Master Class

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VIA Canada Scheme


VIA as-Delivered Scheme


VIA Renaissance Scheme



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.