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CN RSC-13 units 1733 and 1706 haul a freight train at Harriston ON, in January 1963. Harriston was Mile 5.01 on the CN's now-abandoned Owen Sound Subdivision (the line from Palmerston to Owen Sound), and junction point with the Southampton Sub (Harriston to Southampton). While the new CN noodle logo and image was introduced 2 years earlier as evident by the boxcar on the far left, the older green/yellow livery with the maple leaf herald still has a noticeable presence.  The RSC-13 was a CN-only model built by MLW in the mid-late 50's, with an RS3-style hood and A1A trucks but using the older 1000hp 539T engine - essentially their version of a GMD GMD-1. They were intended for light rail and branchline use, and while many worked out of Stratford and Toronto in their early years, they were more known for handling freight on Prince Edward Island in their later years (when retired, the A1A trucks from many went under RS18's upgraded for branchline service as RSC14's).  Geotagged location not exact.
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Caption: CN RSC-13 units 1733 and 1706 haul a freight train at Harriston ON, in January 1963. Harriston was Mile 5.01 on the CN's now-abandoned Owen Sound Subdivision (the line from Palmerston to Owen Sound), and junction point with the Southampton Sub (Harriston to Southampton). While the new CN noodle logo and image was introduced 2 years earlier as evident by the boxcar on the far left, the older green/yellow livery with the maple leaf herald still has a noticeable presence.

The RSC-13 was a CN-only model built by MLW in the mid-late 50's, with an RS3-style hood and A1A trucks but using the older 1000hp 539T engine - essentially their version of a GMD GMD-1. They were intended for light rail and branchline use, and while many worked out of Stratford and Toronto in their early years, they were more known for handling freight on Prince Edward Island in their later years (when retired, the A1A trucks from many went under RS18's upgraded for branchline service as RSC14's).

Geotagged location not exact.

Photographer:
Bill Thomson [416] (more) (contact)
Date: 01/00/1963 (search)
Railway: Canadian National (search)
Reporting Marks: CN 1733, 1706 (search)
Train Symbol: N/A (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Harriston - CN Owen Sound Sub (search)
City/Town: Harriston (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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4 Comments
  1. Wonderful shot of the past.

  2. Nice memories, thanks Bill.

  3. A great historical shot. Those didn’t seem to last too long in southern Ontario. Some were converted to transfer switchers by removing the centre axle, but most seemed to have simply moved out to the light rail branches out east. Most newer shots show the F7A, GP9, RS18, SW1200′s etc as king around the S. Ont branches in the 70′s and 80′s.

  4. Real nice, Bill. Turning back the hands of time.

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