Photo courtesy Manny Jacob
In 2010 VIA Rail Canada contracted CAD Railway Industries in Lachine, Quebec, to rebuild its F40 locomotive fleet. This involved removal of the HEP (Head End Power) alternator and installation of a separate HEP generator in the rear of the locomotive. At the same time the locomotive was given VIA’s green, grey and yellow Renaissance paint scheme first seen on the P42DC locomotives in 2001. By the end of 2012 all 52 F40PH-2D locomotives had been rebuilt.
Rapido Trains Inc. is delighted to introduce the only N scale model ever produced of this uniquely Canadian passenger workhorse.
In 2013 the Government of Canada issued a new polymer $10 banknote featuring The Canadian au verso (on the back). The locomotive was number 6403 and the VIA logo was replaced by the Canada wordmark. We’re offering a special limited run of the $10 bill version of 6403, complete with the Canada wordmark. As an added bonus, 25 of the locomotives will have $10 bill hidden in the box.
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