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VIA RDC-4 6250 is shown working train #185 with another RDC, stopped at the station in Chapleau Ontario. For a while 6250, originally build for CN as D450 and later 6450, was the only RDC-4 in existence still in regular passenger service. A little over a dozen RDC-4's were ever built (as they were shorter baggage-only units) and VIA's Sudbury-White River Budd run up north needed the baggage space to ship things such as canoes and ATV's for locals heading to remote points along the line. VIA later re-acquired and rebuilt former CP/VIA RDC-4 9251 as their 6251 to give them another car for service (sister ex-CP 9250 was sent to Exporail for preservation).
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Caption: VIA RDC-4 6250 is shown working train #185 with another RDC, stopped at the station in Chapleau Ontario. For a while 6250, originally build for CN as D450 and later 6450, was the only RDC-4 in existence still in regular passenger service. A little over a dozen RDC-4's were ever built (as they were shorter baggage-only units) and VIA's Sudbury-White River Budd run up north needed the baggage space to ship things such as canoes and ATV's for locals heading to remote points along the line. VIA later re-acquired and rebuilt former CP/VIA RDC-4 9251 as their 6251 to give them another car for service (sister ex-CP 9250 was sent to Exporail for preservation).

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Bill Thomson [497] (more) (contact)
Date: 10/18/2004 (search)
Railway: VIA Rail (search)
Reporting Marks: VIA 6250 (search)
Train Symbol: VIA 185 (search)
Subdivision/SNS: VIA Chapleau Station - CP White River Sub (search)
City/Town: Chapleau (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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