VIA to rebuild RDC's

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DutchRailnut
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VIA to rebuild RDC's

Post by DutchRailnut » Thu Aug 20, 2009 11:52 am

VIA rail is looking to have ITCS rebuild a few RDC's with an add on option to rebuild 8 cars into 4 married pair DMU's
http://www.merx.com/English/supplier_me ... Fi1A%3D%3D
If Conductors are in charge, why are they promoted to be Engineer???

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Allen Hazen
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Re: VIA to rebuild RDC's

Post by Allen Hazen » Fri Aug 21, 2009 1:19 am

Comment and question.
Comment: The basic Budd carbody structure seems to have been very good indeed: how many other things as old as RDC do you know that are being proposed for re-use rather than replacement?
Question: Monkton. Are the shops in question ex-CN shops that were at one time (around 1990) under consideration for use by GE as a Canadian locomotive assembly plant?

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