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At 11:45 584 passed through Redwater, not stopping at our elevators and continued east. About 10 minutes later, also arriving from the west, is the section gang. Looking at the original slide you can see there are 4 guys sitting in the speeder, plus they have a wagon tagging along, nice. It will be 12:00 shortly and I'm sure most of the crew will head over to the Redwater hotel for lunch. It is just across the street and they served a good lunch there.
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Caption: At 11:45 584 passed through Redwater, not stopping at our elevators and continued east. About 10 minutes later, also arriving from the west, is the section gang. Looking at the original slide you can see there are 4 guys sitting in the speeder, plus they have a wagon tagging along, nice. It will be 12:00 shortly and I'm sure most of the crew will head over to the Redwater hotel for lunch. It is just across the street and they served a good lunch there.

Photographer:
L. Priest [80] (more) (contact)
Date: 05/15/1985 (search)
Railway: Canadian National (search)
Reporting Marks: CN Speeder (search)
Train Symbol: Lunch Express (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Coronado Sub. (search)
City/Town: Redwater (search)
Province: Alberta (search)
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6 Comments
  1. Yes, you could going at quite a clip. Ride quality though got worse the faster you went. They do get to bouncing around.

  2. I’m betting there are 5 guys in the motor car. The operator is on the left rear side of the unit facing forward with the deck controls to his right. One man in front of him and three on the right side of the car.
    Section type motor cars were usually numbered in the CN 150-xx to CN 180-xx series.
    These cars were equipped with a two-speed transmission.

  3. Thanks you guys. I miss the speeders putting down the track. On the other hand riding in the cab of a rail truck I’m sure is way more comfy and warm. I was thinking of you when getting this photo ready Mr. O’Shell. While zoomed in counting the number of guys I was also trying to read the speeders number. To small to make it out clearly. Thanks for all the details on the Fairmont model. :-)

  4. That’s a Fairmont model MT-14 section motor car powered by an Onan 20 hp CCKB gasoline engine.

  5. Cool, nice to get an action shot with the crew and a trailer to boot!

  6. We used to see those hotrods everywhere. Now, they are pretty well only found in the hands of enthusiasts.

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