Own a piece of VIA Rail - Locos for sale

Discussion in 'The Real Thing- North America' started by MasonJar, Feb 25, 2004.

  1. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

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  2. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

    FP9 also up for grabs. Sorry about the bad picture.

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  3. railwaybob

    railwaybob Member

    If I didn't know better, I'd swear those photos were all of the same loco!

    I'd heard that VIA was refurbishing some of the LRC locos as the Genesis locos were tearing the heck out of the frogs on turnouts at high speeds. VIA was planning on bringing some of the LRC locos back into service on the Toronto 3 Montreal run if speed restrictions were place on the Genesis locos. Can anyone confirm?

    So, are these locos still up for sale? What was the total size of the LRC fleet?
  4. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

    LRC Fleet

    My calculations show the LRC fleet to have been 33 locos.
    6900-6920 LRC-2
    6921-6930 LRC-3
    6941-6942 LRC-1. former Amtrak units.
    A year ago, the Trackside Guide said there were 26 in storage.
  5. railwaybob

    railwaybob Member

    Too bad they couldn't remotor/overhaul them to make them into a high-performance loco. I wonder what it would take to do it?
  6. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

    What, you can't just snap the shell off and put it on a better running Atlas or Kato? ;)

  7. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Now one of those sitting in the backyard would be a conversation starter. If it didn't have inards it would make a great housing for a model railroad.

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