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Product Details
Rapido 151002-2 HO Piggyback Flatcar: Canadian National / CN #688105
Manufacturer: Rapido Trains (Made in China)
Part Number: 151002-2 (606-1510022)
Condition: New
Our Price: 🇨🇦 $58.46 (Plus applicable taxes)
MSRP: $64.95 - Save $6.49 / 10%!
✅  1 in stock and available to purchase!
❗  We don't expect the manufacturer to produce any more.
Quantity:
Scales/Gauges: HO / H0 (1:87)
Prototype: Vancouver Iron Works Piggyback Flatcar
Colour: brown
Railroad / Company: Canadian National / CN
Road/Unit Number: 688105
Features:
Knuckle Couplers
Metal Wheels
Description:
Both of Canada’s two major railways started piggyback (TOFC) services in the 1950’s. By the late 60’s early 70’s this traffic had grown substantially and both railroads saw a need to purchase purpose-built flatcars that could handle both 26-foot and longer trailers, up to the then-new standard of 45-foot.

Canadian National placed a order for 283 cars with Vancouver Iron and Engineering Works (V.I.E.W.). Delivery on these cars started in 1966. They would continue in service well into the late 1980’s, after a major rebuild in 1976 to a single hitch configuration which resulted in the cars being renumbered into the 688000–688184 series.

The Canadian Piggyback Flatcar features:
• Drawn from original blueprints
• Two styles of hitches; upright and collapsed
• Artworks sourced from original design drawings
• Wire grab irons
• Heavy die-cast center sill
• Barber S-2 trucks with metal wheels
• Photo-etched deck surface
• Rapido semi-scale metal knuckle couplers








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