Just a while ago, I decided to have at least some minimal passenger activity going on on my layout and I develloped the plan to model some variant of the train formerly known as „The Skeena“. Throughout most of the year this train consists only of a single F40PH, a couple of coaches and a dining or observation car. So I tried to get my hands on some suitable coaches, but failed to find any affordable cars on the German 2nd hand market. Being a „least cost afficionado“, importing the correct models was way out of the line. So I aquired two Southern Pacific cars that got a first layer of paint to match the VIA Rail scheme a bit better and I decided to recreate a VIA Rail Park Car for this train as a 3D-model. These will eventually form my fictional or freelanced „Bear River Explorer“ Train (Prince George to Stewart).
VIA Rail Passenger Cars