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VIA Rail Canada

P42 'Renaissance' passenger train locomotive #906

This loco has a MRC-1645 sound decoder installed.
Click image for this Train in a Movie (25 Sec./4.2Mb)


Canadian National

Mikado 2-8-2 Steam Locomotive No. 3441 c1950
Just to add a little history.

The Kamloops Heritage Railway in Kamloops, British Columbia provides rail tours with a KHR #2141 2-8-0
restored steam locomotive as a highlight of the rail line. There are historical reenactments of railroad
operations and a famous train robbery that took place early in the twentieth century

Click image makes it larger with a Steam Train sound(280k).


Canadian Pacific

A pair of CP S40s hauling freight.

Click image for this Train in a Movie (19 Sec./3.1Mb)


BC Rail Dash 8-40B

Atlas N scale locomotive


F7A & B Diesels

CP Rail, hauls "The Canadian" passenger service


CN SD40 #5250

Repainted from a BNSF loco.


Canadian National Railway

GP-9 Diesel c1960s


Algoma Central Railroad

SD-40 No. 180 (Kato)


Canadian National

A pair of SD40s (Kato)


A pair of CN GP40-2s

The NA Logo was only used at CN from 1993 to 1995 although it is still seen on some other roads.
The lead loco #5934 has a MRC-1806 sound decoder installed.


CP Rail GP9

This loco has a new paint job with the beaver logo.


Alaska Railroad

GP-38 Atlas with factory Lenz decoder


VIA Rail F40PH Loco #6402

repainted in the new Renaissance colour scheme.
The model is a Life-Like, with a Digitrax DZ-125 decoder installed.


Canadian Pacific GP40-2

with the "Beaver" logo
The model is a Kato, with a Digitrax DZ-125 decoder installed.


Canadian National

F7 No. 9108 repainted from Santa Fe


Canadian Pacific

SW-900 No. 329 with Digitrax DN121 decoder


Canadian Pacific

The GE AC4400CW. This model is by Kato with a MRC-1960 sound
decoder installed.

Click image for a larger view.

Canadian National

The Century C630 locomotive, produced by Alco in the 1960s and used by CN through the 1980s.

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VIA Rail F40PH Locos # 6437 and 6447

These F40PH locomotives were a team hauling Train #2, the transcontinental passenger service from Vancouver to Toronto in 1997. The train derailed due to a overheated and failed traction motor bearing on Loco #6447, near Biggar, Saskatchewan. The train wreck resulted in one death and numerous injuries. Via Loco #6447 and some of the passenger cars, were scrapped.
The models are (repainted) Life-Like with Micro-Trains couplers, Digitrax DN-121 decoders.



This Kato locomotive is repainted from a New York Central Railway to the CN (Canadian National). As it was an already black loco, only the red paint and decals were needed; plus a little black paint to cover the NYC. The decoder in this is a Train Control Systems M1.


Canadian Province Series FTA&B Locomotives

The Canadian Provinces and Territories Series was produced from June 2006 through August 2008 by Micro-Trains Line Co., Inc. in Talent, Oregon. Here are the FTA and FTB units. In addition, the set includes thirteen 50' boxcars (one for each of the Canadian provinces and territories) and a cupola caboose. The MTL locos (both powered) are very quiet and smooth running. These are running with Digitrax DZ125 decoders (see: FTA&B Decoders). For pictures of the boxcars and caboose, see: Boxcars.


Tyco #638 2-8-0 Steam Locomotive

Here is a bit of departure from the N Scale Locos of this page. This is a Tyco HO scale train from the 1970s era. It belonged to my son-in-law but was recently dug out of storage and given to my grand-son. He brought it to show me and we discovered that the engine wheels were frozen and the motor would not run. The (pot-metal) frame for the engine drivers had become soft and brittle. Luckily, after an extensive search on the internet, I was able to find some replacement parts. It now looks and runs like a brand new Tyco train should.

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The track is home made strictly for test purposes.


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