The Canadian Express Line Blog

Jul 28, 2012

Quick Update

Order deadlines - Trueline "Minibox" in N Scale - Rapido FP9A is here!
Posted by: Dave Cool

Hi Kids,

I notice that a lot of the current Athearn locomotives and rolling stock are selling out fast. This is probably due to the lack of new items - most forthcoming releases are now TBA delivery. I'd suggest grabbing what's available while you can - but then I'm a little biased, I guess.

Note the new Atlas heavyweight coaches in CN colours. These are upgraded ex-Branchline models. In the Trainman line are 50' 6" ACF boxcars on CN, ONR and Railbox. Deadline - August 15th. The GE Dash 8-40C in CN 15th Anniversary colours turned out to be very popular with you. They are now due in the next few weeks and I expect to have one or two spare for latecomers.

Note also new releases from Broadway Limited - a GTW light Pacific and an ALCo RSD15 and RSD17 in CN and CP, respectively. The deadline on the ALCos is NOW!

This is the last week-end for the Digitrax Super Empire Builder (SEBX) sale.....

Orders for Intermountain's cylindrical covered hopper cars in Gov. of Canada/Cdn Wheat Board, plus 57' mechanical reefers in SOO and WC, all have to be in by Monday, please. The CP ES44AC has arrived and I have some in stock, along with the pressure flow hopper car in CN grey/black.

Larry Shaak's "Royalty Rides The Rails" is back in stock.

Rapido's looooooong-awaited FP9As are here! Well, VIA and VIA-CN, at least. Three units are still available in the Store. I'll throw in a FREE Athearn freight car with each one.

I really can't keep up with Darren's back-and forth with pre-order deadlines. Now we have until August 18th to lock in orders on:-

  • BCR/CP/PGE 40' "Minibox" boxcars
  • CP 40' "Minibox" boxcars (N scale)
  • CN Vanderbilt tender
  • CN transfer van

In case this is another mistake I'm not updating the Store, but if you wish to order more of the above and they are not listed, just email me.

Another deadline - this week-end for the Walthers 56' Thrall all-door boxcars.

Have a great week-end,


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