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Bombardier's sleek LRC demonstrator locomotive JV1 and demonstrator coach JV2 lead a train of CN Tempo cars, sitting at the platform of CN's station in Sarnia, Ontario during May 1975. My friend Ken Borg had found out about it being there, and he and I drove to Sarnia to see and photograph it.Brief historical tidbit: The LRC (Light, Rapid, Comfortable) was a new lightweight, streamlined train developed by joint venture between Alcan, CN, Dofasco and MLW, and intended for faster, more efficient operation over existing corridor trackage. The coach was completed in 1971 and the locomotive in 1973, and the equipment went through various tests and improvements, most occurring between 1973 and 1975 prior to regular production being started in the late 70's. Phase three of the prototype testing was running over the Toronto-Sarnia corridor in Southern Ontario as seen here, running on the Tempo's schedule. During its testing the train had also run in western Canada (at least as far west as Alberta), Montreal, in the US, as well as in corridor service in Southern Ontario.While the uniquely-styled demonstrator locomotive and coach were scrapped at a later date, and all of the VIA LRC locomotives retired over time, today the LRC passenger car fleet lives on as the backbone of VIA's Windsor-Toronto-Montreal corridor fleet.A view of the interior cab can be found here: http://www.railpictures.ca/?attachment_id=19928
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Caption: Bombardier's sleek LRC demonstrator locomotive JV1 and demonstrator coach JV2 lead a train of CN Tempo cars, sitting at the platform of CN's station in Sarnia, Ontario during May 1975. My friend Ken Borg had found out about it being there, and he and I drove to Sarnia to see and photograph it.

Brief historical tidbit: The LRC (Light, Rapid, Comfortable) was a new lightweight, streamlined train developed by joint venture between Alcan, CN, Dofasco and MLW, and intended for faster, more efficient operation over existing corridor trackage. The coach was completed in 1971 and the locomotive in 1973, and the equipment went through various tests and improvements, most occurring between 1973 and 1975 prior to regular production being started in the late 70's. Phase three of the prototype testing was running over the Toronto-Sarnia corridor in Southern Ontario as seen here, running on the Tempo's schedule. During its testing the train had also run in western Canada (at least as far west as Alberta), Montreal, in the US, as well as in corridor service in Southern Ontario.

While the uniquely-styled demonstrator locomotive and coach were scrapped at a later date, and all of the VIA LRC locomotives retired over time, today the LRC passenger car fleet lives on as the backbone of VIA's Windsor-Toronto-Montreal corridor fleet.

A view of the interior cab can be found here: http://www.railpictures.ca/?attachment_id=19928

Photographer:
Doug Leffler [33] (more) (contact)
Date: 05/00/1975 (search)
Railway: Builder/Manufacturer (search)
Reporting Marks: BBD JV1 (search)
Train Symbol: Not Provided
Subdivision/SNS: Sarnia - CN Strathroy Sub (search)
City/Town: Sarnia (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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