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Tempo locomotives
Posted by dh28473 on Saturday, June 30, 2018 10:37 AM

Rapido Trains are making models of CN tempo train sets.What were they?

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Posted by Tinplate Toddler on Saturday, June 30, 2018 11:01 AM

The Tempos are a fleet of 25 lightweight streamlined railway coaches built by Hawker-Siddeley Canada for the Canadian National Railway in 1968. The cars were the centrepiece of a new set of intercity passenger trains in Southwestern Ontario. The fleet passed to Via Rail in 1978 and later saw use with the Ski Train, QIT-Fer et Titane, and the Algoma Central Railway.

 

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Posted by NDG on Saturday, June 30, 2018 1:05 PM
FWIW.
 
Tempo Power.
 
For power, CNR modified six RS18s from CN 38xx series. as here.
 
 
 
At least one modified CN 38xx was still in the old green/yellow scheme and the extended hood was repainted in the old scheme to match for a short time.
 

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Posted by cx500 on Saturday, June 30, 2018 3:30 PM

dh28473

Rapido Trains are making models of CN tempo train sets.What were they?

 

A quick look at Rapido's website will give you the story.  They also did this type of write-up for their other releases.

https://rapidotrains.com/ho-tempo/

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Posted by dh28473 on Sunday, July 01, 2018 9:50 AM
Did they run to Woodstock Ontatrio i might have been on one in 67.
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Posted by cx500 on Sunday, July 01, 2018 12:15 PM

dh28473
Did they run to Woodstock Ontatrio i might have been on one in 67.

 
Why did you not look at the link to Rapido's site I provided.  It answered your questions.
 
You would see that they were introduced in 1968, so it is unlikely you rode in one the year before.  The link also indicated where they were used, so you would have known that Woodstock was on the route, but not in 1967.
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Posted by DavidH66 on Monday, July 02, 2018 10:02 AM

Funny thing, this has been my desktop background for several month, since before the announcement

 

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