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 its Dominion Atlantic lettering by that time.

Due to unprecedented demand Rapido Trains Inc. is pleased to reveal two strictly limited edition models of our forthcoming HO Scale RDC-1 decorated as our preserved unit #6133. The RDC will be made available in its classic VIA “blue/yellow stripes” scheme which it wore from around 1979 until its withdrawal in 2012 and in its new Rapido Trains RPDX scheme.

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  • 19 Oct 6133 Blog: 19 October 2017

    6133 Blog: 19 October 2017 Hello again folks. It’s been quite the last few months and we’ve been a little light on the details of our restoration efforts on 6133. Rest assured, our restoration expert Chris Fox has been working his tuchus off get...

  • 02 Oct 6133 Blog: 2 October 2017

    6133 Blog: 2 October 2017 Replacement bell installation after original bell was stolen. Decided on an electronic bell rather than a brass or steel bell to discourage theft. Please click on the DONATE button below to contribute. Every little bit helps...

  • 23 Jun 6133 Blog: 23 June 2017

    6133 Blog: 23 June 2017 Another week, another set of challenges for our veteran repairman, Chris Fox, while he works to get 6133’s second motor up and running. For the latest, we go live to Chris out in the field. Chris, how’s it going? ...

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    30 May 6133 Blog: 30 May 2017

    6133 Blog: 30 May 2017 The winter was a productive one for Chris Fox and his helpers on 6133, such as Dan Garcia, John Carey and Dave Carey. One engine of 6133 is operational, and the other just needs a few parts. In fact, that was......

  • 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 ...

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