October 25, 2021 - Tim Hayman has shared with us how he kitbashed a Rapido unit into unique and short-lived CAD rebuild VIA 6400. Click image for PDF with photos and text (1.93MB, opens in new window, enable popups from this website).
May 18, 2018 - Tim Hayman has just completed custom painting and decalling of his model of Telus 6429. Great work, Tim!
June 29, 2014 - Prestige cars prepared to be shipped east, 693 turned around at Dauphin
Last month I posted a series of photos (scroll way down to the bottom of this page), showing an LRC car plus two grey-banded "Prestige Class" cars on train #1. After spending some time in Vancouver over the past month, the cars were moved to the Winnipeg Maintenance Center (WMC). Here we see the two Prestige cars leaving WMC on a deadhead movement of train 693. The cars were being ferried from WMC to the station and did not leave the city. Later that night they were added to #2's consist and transferred to Toronto for a July 1 arrival. You can see how they have been updated a bit since my first batch of photos and these photos show what the other sides of the cars look like. The train shown here (less the two Prestige cars) ended up turning back at Dauphin the next day and returning to Winnipeg as 692. This was due to flash floods on the Togo and Assiniboine subdivisions. Thanks to CanadianPassengerRail Yahoo group for providing some of this info.