CN RS18 (CRS20) For Sale

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CN RS18 (CRS20) For Sale

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Canadian National is purging itself of surplus locomotive again.

http://www.wclx.com/about/surplus_asset ... ia06.shtml
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Please note that these are NOT "pure" Alcos. They hav been rebuilt with"Cat" engines.
Did all the RS-18's get rebuilt this way or is there any "pure" RS-18's left ?

2spot

Post by 2spot »

No, none of the remaining RS-18s are 'pure Alco'. The units in question are the ex-BCRail RS-18C (CRS-20) with CAT 3516 power and KATO generators. I still think it would be neat to repower one with a 12-251. They are about as up to date as a RS-18 could be otherwise.

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Post by Luther Brefo »

Alcoman wrote:Please note that these are NOT "pure" Alcos. They hav been rebuilt with"Cat" engines.
Did all the RS-18's get rebuilt this way or is there any "pure" RS-18's left ?
Noted. Something smelled fishy about it.

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BCOL 608, 609, 612, 614, 624, 628
Builder: ALCO
Model (Original designation): RS-18
Date Originally Built: 1957
Date Remanufactured/ Upgraded: 1990 - 1999
New designation: CRS20
Engine: Caterpillar 3516
(Note photo representative of model only)
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