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Dome Car Coming to The Orford Express on MM&A

Post by jhdeasy » Wed Oct 22, 2008 10:39 am

The Orford Express has acquired a former Northern Pacific dome sleeper built by Budd in 1954. Some or all of the bedrooms and roomettes have been removed from the car's interior, allowing it to be used for dining. The car (OEXX 310) was in Winnipeg last week and will head east on CP freight trains for interchange with MM&A at St Jean.

Here are some historical photos of the car: http://www.trainweb.org/web_lurker/NP310/

I asked a friend who works for CP if he thought Orford Express would use their two RDCs to tow the dome car. He told me he believed they intended to use a diesel locomotive, probably a switcher or smaller road-switcher.

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Re: Dome Car Coming to The Orford Express on MM&A

Post by jhdeasy » Mon Aug 03, 2009 2:41 pm

The August 2009 issue of RAILPACE magazine has a picture of a three car Orford Express train, with the dome cut-in between the two RDCs, crosssing a trestle.

Can anyone post a good picture of the dome in its new Orford Express paint scheme?

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#2 & Orford Express

Post by railfan60 » Sat Sep 29, 2012 5:44 pm

Here are few shots of # 2 and the Orford Express tourist train exercising trackage rights over MM&A Sherbrooke Subdivision

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.p ... 543&nseq=2
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.p ... 549&nseq=1
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.p ... 563&nseq=0

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Re: #2 & Orford Express

Post by MEC407 » Mon Oct 01, 2012 2:02 pm

Nice shots!
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Re: #2 & Orford Express

Post by CN9634 » Mon Oct 01, 2012 8:14 pm

Nice! How many cars on #2 Frank?

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Re: #2 & Orford Express

Post by railfan60 » Mon Oct 01, 2012 11:40 pm

Thanks for the feedbacks folks. # 2 had 300+ axles at the detector.


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Orford Express

Post by MEC407 » Fri Sep 23, 2016 4:06 pm

Photo by Michael Berry:

http://www.railpictures.net/photo/590129/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: Orford Express

Post by MEC407 » Wed Oct 19, 2016 8:38 pm

Photos by Steve Arnot:

http://www.railpictures.net/photo/592814/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

http://www.railpictures.net/photo/593090/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: Orford Express

Post by Ridgefielder » Thu Oct 20, 2016 11:24 am

MEC407 wrote:Photos by Steve Arnot:

http://www.railpictures.net/photo/592814/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

http://www.railpictures.net/photo/593090/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
An FL9 towing an RDC- shades of Conrail ca. 1979! :-D

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Re: Orford Express

Post by MACTRAXX » Thu Oct 20, 2016 6:01 pm

Ridgefielder wrote:
MEC407 wrote:Photos by Steve Arnot:

http://www.railpictures.net/photo/592814/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

http://www.railpictures.net/photo/593090/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
An FL9 towing an RDC- shades of Conrail ca. 1979! :-D
...Or MBTA (without the Dome Car) during the 1980s with their "collection" of RDCs from various places...

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Re: Orford Express

Post by MEC407 » Fri Oct 21, 2016 10:11 pm

Photo by Steve Arnot:

http://www.railpictures.net/photo/593298/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: Orford Express

Post by MEC407 » Sun Oct 23, 2016 8:50 pm

Photo by Dannick Fournier:

http://www.railpictures.net/photo/593570/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: Orford Express

Post by Tadman » Mon Nov 07, 2016 1:46 pm

Do the RDC's still have motors or functional cabs? It seems the train usually runs with bracketed power but not always.

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