Saving RDC-1 VIA 6133

Saving RDC-1 VIA 6133

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Follow the story of our ex-VIA Rail Canada Budd RDC 6133 as we restore it to its former glory!

Scroll down for more details of our restoration efforts since we purchased RDC in 2016.

Update – A fascinating snippet that has come to light (courtesy of Derek Boles): An article in the May 1967 UCRS Newsletter by Omer Lavallee indicates that DAR (CP) #9058 closed out passenger service on the Quebec Central Railway between Quebec City and Sherbrooke on April 29, 1967. Mr Lavellee also indicates that it had lost its Dominion Atlantic lettering by that time.

Due to unprecedented demand Rapido Trains Inc. is pleased to reveal two strictly limited edition models of our forthcoming HO Scale RDC-1 decorated as our preserved unit #6133. The RDC will be made available in its classic VIA “blue/yellow stripes” scheme which it wore from around 1979 until its withdrawal in 2012 and in its new Rapido Trains RPDX scheme.

 

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  • 12 Sep 6133 Blog: 26 July 2018

    6133 Blog: 26 July 2018 With Edmundston taking up all the spotlight (and physical labour) as of late, we decided to throw in a quick little update on 6133. While our railway equipment whisperer Chris Fox was working on the B-end washroom of 6133, af...

  • 01 Feb 6133 Blog: 31 January 2018

    6133 Blog: 31 January 2018 A significant milestone in the restoration of RPDX 6133, its first run under its own power in preservation. Check out the video below: Please click on the DONATE button below to contribute to our efforts to restore RDC 613...

  • 19 Oct 6133 Blog: 19 October 2017

    6133 Blog: 19 October 2017 Hello again folks. It’s been quite the last few months and we’ve been a little light on the details of our restoration efforts on 6133. Rest assured, our restoration expert Chris Fox has been working his tuchus off get...

  • 02 Oct 6133 Blog: 2 October 2017

    6133 Blog: 2 October 2017 Replacement bell installation after original bell was stolen. Decided on an electronic bell rather than a brass or steel bell to discourage theft. Please click on the DONATE button below to contribute to our efforts to resto...

  • 23 Jun 6133 Blog: 23 June 2017

    6133 Blog: 23 June 2017 Another week, another set of challenges for our veteran repairman, Chris Fox, while he works to get 6133’s second motor up and running. For the latest, we go live to Chris out in the field. Chris, how’s it going? ...

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Please click on the DONATE button below to contribute to our efforts to restore RDC 6133. Every little bit helps.




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