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Three distinct car bodies 


   Three builders


    MLW 1960 built RS-18m CN #3152, one of six modified (1967) for Tempo train service ( 3152 renumbered from CN 3856),  geared for 80 m.p.h., engine ALCO designed 251B V12. 


   BBD 1980 built LRC-2  VIA #6900 geared 125 m.p.h., engine modified by MLW from an ALCO design 16-251F rated at 3700 H.P.


   MLW 1959 built FPA-4  VIA #6784 ( ex CN 6784) geared 93 m.p.h., engine ALCO designed 251B V12.


   the background: an unidentified GMD FP9A
  

   Inside the CN Spadina Roundhouse, January 23, 1983 Kodachrome by S.Danko.


   What's interesting: in 1982-3 VIA modified some Tempo cars electrical to 480 volts from 575 volts allowing the LRC 6900 series units to power the Tempo trains. VIA returned the six  leased  RS-18m's to CN, ending the RS-18m's careers. In 1983 two RS-18m's were leased to GO Transit: CN 3152 and 3154. All RS-18m's retired by the end of 1983.


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Three distinct car bodies

Three builders

MLW 1960 built RS-18m CN #3152, one of six modified (1967) for Tempo train service ( 3152 renumbered from CN 3856), geared for 80 m.p.h., engine ALCO designed 251B V12.

BBD 1980 built LRC-2 VIA #6900 geared 125 m.p.h., engine modified by MLW from an ALCO design 16-251F rated at 3700 H.P.

MLW 1959 built FPA-4 VIA #6784 ( ex CN 6784) geared 93 m.p.h., engine ALCO designed 251B V12.

the background: an unidentified GMD FP9A

Inside the CN Spadina Roundhouse, January 23, 1983 Kodachrome by S.Danko.

What's interesting: in 1982-3 VIA modified some Tempo cars electrical to 480 volts from 575 volts allowing the LRC 6900 series units to power the Tempo trains. VIA returned the six leased RS-18m's to CN, ending the RS-18m's careers. In 1983 two RS-18m's were leased to GO Transit: CN 3152 and 3154. All RS-18m's retired by the end of 1983.

sdfourty

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Date: 01/23/1983 (search)
Railway: Canadian National (search)
Reporting Marks: CN 3152 (search)
Train Symbol: n/a (search)
Subdivision/SNS: CN Spadina (search)
City/Town: Toronto (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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