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After years of development and testing, two LRC train sets were built for Amtrak in 1980. Two locomotives (38 and 39), two club cars (40 and 45), and eight coaches (41-44 and 46-49) were leased to Amtrak with an option to buy that was not exercised. Amtrak used the LRCs between New York and Boston for a couple of years before returning them. While the locomotives were assigned VIA numbers (6941-6942), they never entered VIA service and were eventually scrapped by Bombardier. Nine of the passenger cars were modified by VIA and eventually used between Toronto and Chicago on the International. Orphans in the VIA fleet, the "Amtrak" LRC cars were removed from service early and finally retired in 2001. (With additional information from Eric Gagnon's Trackside with VIA book.)
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Caption: After years of development and testing, two LRC train sets were built for Amtrak in 1980. Two locomotives (38 and 39), two club cars (40 and 45), and eight coaches (41-44 and 46-49) were leased to Amtrak with an option to buy that was not exercised. Amtrak used the LRCs between New York and Boston for a couple of years before returning them. While the locomotives were assigned VIA numbers (6941-6942), they never entered VIA service and were eventually scrapped by Bombardier. Nine of the passenger cars were modified by VIA and eventually used between Toronto and Chicago on the International. Orphans in the VIA fleet, the "Amtrak" LRC cars were removed from service early and finally retired in 2001. (With additional information from Eric Gagnon's Trackside with VIA book.)

Photographer:
Lucien Dauphenais, John Eull collection [397] (more) (contact)
Date: 04/1980 (search)
Railway: Amtrak (search)
Reporting Marks: 159 (search)
Train Symbol: 69 (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Westmount (search)
City/Town: Montreal (search)
Province: Quebec (search)
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  1. Great Amtrak photo!

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