Tuesday, December 27, 2011

GMD-1 Model Coming

Rapido Trains will be producing a model of the uniquely Canadian GMD-1. They produced a very entertaining video about it.

Normally I would put that on my model train blog but I mention it here for a couple of reasons.

One, I've always loved the GMD-1. As an East Coast guy the GMD-1 was foreign to me and I was fascinated by my occasional glimpses of the ugly duckling when I visited the West, or the one time I saw one in Saint John.

Two, Jason Shron used my footage of the Canadian he was riding on in his video. The first usage was from 00:40 to 01:34, featuring my pacing video of the train. The second was from 06:07 to 06:42 with a straight runby. I took that back in October when Jason put out the call for video. Jason was kind enough to send me a VIA-CN passenger car as thanks for the video and credited me very nicely in the above video.

I encourage you to watch it. It is quite entertaining. I will be waiting for the GMD-1 to come out!

In the meantime, here's CN 1412 working a pipe train in Regina, Saskatchewan back in June 2009.

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