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CN people are working with crane CN 50000 to get MLW RSC-14 CN 1784 back on track after a derailment in Halifax.
The RSC-14's were RS-18's re-trucked by CN to spread their weight across six axles, for branch lines with light rail in the Maritime provinces. 
The A1A trucks were taken from retired RSC-13's and RSC-24's which previously served that assignment. 
RSC-14's were derated from RS18 original 1800 HP to 1400 HP, probably the safe limit for the A1A traction motors.
Location within Halifax is unstated, mapped to vicinity of Fairview.
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Caption: CN people are working with crane CN 50000 to get MLW RSC-14 CN 1784 back on track after a derailment in Halifax.

The RSC-14's were RS-18's re-trucked by CN to spread their weight across six axles, for branch lines with light rail in the Maritime provinces.
The A1A trucks were taken from retired RSC-13's and RSC-24's which previously served that assignment.
RSC-14's were derated from RS18 original 1800 HP to 1400 HP, probably the safe limit for the A1A traction motors.

Location within Halifax is unstated, mapped to vicinity of Fairview.

Photographer:
Unknown, J.Pittman collection [282] (more) (contact)
Date: 1975-10-13 (search)
Railway: Canadian National (search)
Reporting Marks: CN 1784 (search)
Train Symbol: Not Provided
Subdivision/SNS: Not Provided
City/Town: Halifax (search)
Province: Nova Scotia (search)
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One Comment
  1. For those interested in some info on wrecking crane CN 50000, it was built by Industrial Works and had a maximum lift capacity of 120 tons. The unit was serial numbered 3720 and was built in 1919.

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