Global Railway Industries (RB Recycling / CADRAIL - Lachine, QC):
On October 21st Michael Berry caught F59 PH RBRX-18533 in new MI-TRAIN paint at the Cad Railway Industries shop. The engine (one of possibly 8) will be leased by RB Railway Leasing to Michigan Department of Transportation intercity services. The locomotive was picked up by CN outside the plant and lifted to Taschereau Yard where Eric Aucoin got these two great shots of the unit on October 27th. Locomotive is now at Great Lake Central Railroad in Owosso, MI for demonstration.
On October 1st Ex-VIA LRC unit 6914 had arrived at Cadrail for scrapping. 6919 was to come to Montreal as well. but had to be held in Toronto with a truck problem. Guy-Pascale arcouette caught the last movement of LRC 6914 as it was moved to Cadrail in Lachine, QC.
CP AC4400CW 9505 has been at Cadrail since April 22nd and is under repair inside the shop. CP AC4400CW 9566 arrived at Cadrail on October 5th for repairs to her cracked frame and Marc Caya clicked the unit at Cadrail sitting next to an AMT double deck commuter coach in early October.
IRSI - Moncton, NB.
In early October, the following retired units (many stored in the Winnipeg deadline for the last two years) had been moved to Montreal, St-Luc Yard and consigned to (RBRX) RB Recycling in Lachine, QC for scrapping:
CP GP9u 1576, 1595
CP SD40-M-2 5494, 5495, 5497
CP SD40-2 5566, 5576, 5669, 5700, 5713, 5721, 5733, 5748 and 5804.
On October 4th the Delson way freight had forwarded the first three (5494, 5495 and 5497) to the CP spur outside the Cadrail facility. The next day, Marc Caya caught the following power in a panoramic snapshot at CAD : MLW RS-23, BBD LRC-2, MLW RS-18u, EMD M/K-rebuild SD40M-2 x3. Numbers: CAD 2001, VIA 6914, CAD 1825, CP 5495, CP 5497, and CP 5494.
© CRO November 2010