Saving RDC-1 VIA 6133

Saving RDC-1 VIA 6133

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A fascinating snippet that has come to light (courtesy of Derek Boles): An article in the May 1967 UCRS Newsletter by Omer Lavallee indicates that DAR (CP) #9058 closed out passenger service on the Quebec Central Railway between Quebec City and Sherbrooke on April 29, 1967. Mr Lavellee also indicates that it had lost it’s Dominion Atlantic lettering by that time.

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  • 11 Nov 6133 Blog: 11 November 2016

    6133 Blog: 11 November 2016 The roof is now sealed. But that means our own lichen forest will be no more. We’ve photographed it for posterity…. Please click on the DONATE button below to contribute. Every little bit helps....

  • 07 Nov 6133 Blog: 4 November 2016

    6133 Blog: 4 November 2016 Outside the roof has been sealed. RPDX 6133 should be dry from now on! The next job for the restoration group is to remove the old soaked insulation and seal the inside as well. Then when there is nicer weather......

  • 07 Nov 6133 Blog: 31 October 2016

    6133 Blog: 31 October 2016 On October 20, John Carey and Chris Fox started work on refurbishing the first radiator cooling fan for RPDX 6133. As mentioned in past a blog post, the fans were acquired from RDC #6213 when it was scrapped in Moncton,......

  • 20 Sep 6133 Blog: 20 September 2016

    6133 Blog: 20 September 2016 John Carey and Chris Fox were working hard during several late nights this week at the Northwind Rail shops with their latest tear down and rebuild project, the subject in this instance being the spare Westinghouse 2-CY3-...

  • 31 Aug 6133 Blog: 31 August 2016

    6133 Blog: 31 August 2016 Chris Fox has emailed us direct from the fabulous roof of our RDC-1 RPDX 6133 with the latest news on the leak mentioned in the last update. Please click on the DONATE button below to contribute. Every little bit helps. (No...

  • 18 Aug 6133 Blog: 18 August 2016

    6133 Blog: 18 August 2016 Since the last update a lot has been happening with RPDX 6133. Chris Fox, John Carey and crew members Mackenzie Clair, David Vincent from Bombardier and Matt Erwood from Northwind moved the RDC with TRHA LRC locomotive 6917 ...

  • Our RDC, 6133, at Toronto Maintenance Centre this week. Photo courtesy John Carey.

    06 May 6133 Blog: 6 May 2016

    6133 Blog: 6 May 2016 Our locomotive mechanic, Chris Fox, has been busy prepping our RDC for a major overhaul. Chris has put together an initial list of what needs to be done to get 6133 operational, and it’s a very long one! Here’s an ...

  • 02 Mar 6133 Blog: 2 March 2016

    6133 Blog: 2 March 2016 Our RDC just passed our office!!!! Have a look at the photo below. You can watch our video of 6133, featuring a cameo of Chris Fox (who was here also, really) on our Facebook page. Click here to view the video.......

  • 16 Feb 6133 Blog: 16 February 2016

    6133 Blog: 16 February 2016 Chris and Jon Calon spent the long weekend in Moncton working outside in -20 degree weather, helped at times by Luc Doiron. Jon flew to Moncton at the last minute when we realized that the to-do list was simply too......

  • 12 Feb 6133 Blog: 12 February 2016

    6133 Blog: 12 February 2016 Chris and Jason returned to Moncton on Tuesday 2 February to get started on the work needed to move 6133 on her own wheels. The first things that needed attention were just that – her wheels. All wheelsets passed ins...

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