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  • Rebuilt
    The long-awaited
    N scale addition.

    As-delivered and
    Rebuilt units available

Photo courtesy Manny Jacob

N Scale Rebuilt F40PH-2D

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.

Model Features

  • Scaled from original blueprints and field measurements
  • Unique Canadian F40PH-2D body and details
  • Working headlights, ditch lights, number boards
  • Working emergency headlight and emergency shutdown strobe light
  • Separate grab irons and handrails installed at the factory Incredible underbody detail including separate piping
  • Different rooftop details for different paint schemes
  • Accurate Rebuilt F40PH-2D sounds on sound-equipped models
  • Available in Renaissance Scheme and $10 bill edition


Ten Dollar Bill Edition

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.

Available for Pre-Order Now

Order direct or through your favourite dealer.

VIA Renaissance Scheme


Undecorated, Rebuilt F40PH-2D


VIA Canada Scheme


VIA as-Delivered 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.