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2/25/2021
 
 
 
 
 
Owner: Via Rail Canada
Model:Budd RDC4Built As:Builder Info (Unavailable )
Serial Number:6307Order No:
Frame Number: Built:
Notes:ex-CP 9251
Other locos with this serial:  VIA 6251(RDC4) DAWX 9251(RDC4)
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Via RDC 6251
Title:  Via RDC 6251
Description:  sitting and waiting for the next trip
Photo Date:  12/6/2013  Upload Date: 10/11/2015 2:17:56 PM
Location:  Jasper, AB
Author:  Patrick Oxtoby
Categories:  Roster,Passenger
Locomotives:  VIA 6251(RDC4)
Views:  484   Comments: 0
RDCs
Title:  RDCs
Description:  VIA 6105, 6208, and 6251, hitching a ride back to Toronto on the tail end of train 78. They had spent the previous week up in Windsor, ON
Photo Date:  5/25/2017  Upload Date: 11/13/2018 12:17:22 PM
Location:  Brantford, ON
Author:  James Gardiner
Categories: 
Locomotives:  VIA 6105(RDC1) VIA 6208(RDC2) VIA 6251(RDC4)
Views:  146   Comments: 0
VIA RDCs
Title:  VIA RDCs
Description:  The 3-car set was parked on a yard track overnight before testing in the morning.
Photo Date:  11/7/2017  Upload Date: 1/14/2018 5:33:18 PM
Location:  Bathurst, NB
Author:  Geoff Doane
Categories:  Roster,Yard,Passenger
Locomotives:  VIA 6105(RDC1) VIA 6208(RDC2) VIA 6251(RDC4)
Views:  159   Comments: 0
Rolling Along the Yard Track
Title:  Rolling Along the Yard Track
Description:  The engineer slowly moves the RDC consist eastward in the yard towards some crossings.
Photo Date:  11/7/2017  Upload Date: 1/14/2018 5:38:08 PM
Location:  Bathurst, NB
Author:  Geoff Doane
Categories:  Yard,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  VIA 6105(RDC1) VIA 6208(RDC2) VIA 6251(RDC4)
Views:  160   Comments: 0
Testing the Crossing Circuit
Title:  Testing the Crossing Circuit
Description:  Everything appears to be working as expected, as the 3-car train moves across the road.
Photo Date:  11/7/2017  Upload Date: 1/14/2018 5:39:26 PM
Location:  Bathurst, NB
Author:  Geoff Doane
Categories:  Signal,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  VIA 6105(RDC1) VIA 6208(RDC2) VIA 6251(RDC4)
Views:  156   Comments: 0
One Mile to Bathurst Station
Title:  One Mile to Bathurst Station
Description:  One mile east of the station, the RDC test train is about to test another crossing.
Photo Date:  11/7/2017  Upload Date: 1/14/2018 5:39:54 PM
Location:  Bathurst, NB
Author:  Geoff Doane
Categories:  Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  VIA 6105(RDC1) VIA 6208(RDC2) VIA 6251(RDC4)
Views:  179   Comments: 0
Heading Back West
Title:  Heading Back West
Description:  The RDC test train is about to test the crossings from the other end now.
Photo Date:  11/7/2017  Upload Date: 1/14/2018 5:40:31 PM
Location:  Bathurst, NB
Author:  Geoff Doane
Categories:  Scenic,Bridge,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  VIA 6251(RDC4) VIA 6208(RDC2) VIA 6105(RDC1)
Views:  152   Comments: 1
RDC Testing
Title:  RDC Testing
Description:  Crews spent the morning testing crossing at various different speeds.
Photo Date:  11/7/2017  Upload Date: 1/14/2018 5:40:56 PM
Location:  Bathurst, NB
Author:  Geoff Doane
Categories:  Scenic,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  VIA 6251(RDC4) VIA 6208(RDC2) VIA 6105(RDC1)
Views:  147   Comments: 0
On the Main Line at the Station
Title:  On the Main Line at the Station
Description:  With the first batch of tests completed, the RDCs wait at teh station while the crews take a coffee break.
Photo Date:  11/7/2017  Upload Date: 1/14/2018 5:41:27 PM
Location:  Bathurst, NB
Author:  Geoff Doane
Categories:  Roster,Yard,Station,Passenger
Locomotives:  VIA 6105(RDC1) VIA 6208(RDC2) VIA 6251(RDC4)
Views:  183   Comments: 0
Golf Rd. Crossing
Title:  Golf Rd. Crossing
Description:  This is why we test. Rusty rails on the siding prevented the RDCs from shunting the crossing circuit. The gates stayed up.
Photo Date:  11/7/2017  Upload Date: 1/14/2018 5:42:03 PM
Location:  Bathurst, NB
Author:  Geoff Doane
Categories:  Signal,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  VIA 6105(RDC1) VIA 6208(RDC2) VIA 6251(RDC4)
Views:  151   Comments: 0
More Glint on the Siding
Title:  More Glint on the Siding
Description:  After an unsuccessful test on the siding, the train moved forward to test from the other direction.
Photo Date:  11/7/2017  Upload Date: 1/14/2018 5:42:36 PM
Location:  Bathurst, NB
Author:  Geoff Doane
Categories:  Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  VIA 6105(RDC1) VIA 6208(RDC2) VIA 6251(RDC4)
Views:  152   Comments: 0
Heading West
Title:  Heading West
Description:  Now it was time to do some high speed testing at crossings west of town.
Photo Date:  11/7/2017  Upload Date: 1/14/2018 5:43:14 PM
Location:  Bathurst, NB
Author:  Geoff Doane
Categories:  Scenic,Yard,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  VIA 6251(RDC4) VIA 6208(RDC2) VIA 6105(RDC1)
Views:  128   Comments: 0
Slow Speed Test
Title:  Slow Speed Test
Description:  Each crossing was tested at 10, 25 and then 60 mph. The superelevation on this curve indicates that it can handle a high speed train.
Photo Date:  11/7/2017  Upload Date: 1/14/2018 6:46:14 PM
Location:  Pointe-Verte, NB
Author:  Geoff Doane
Categories:  Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  VIA 6105(RDC1) VIA 6208(RDC2) VIA 6251(RDC4)
Views:  168   Comments: 0
More Glint
Title:  More Glint
Description:  Going-away from Rue de la Gare
Photo Date:  11/7/2017  Upload Date: 1/14/2018 6:18:23 PM
Location:  Pointe-Verte, NB
Author:  Geoff Doane
Categories:  Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  VIA 6105(RDC1) VIA 6208(RDC2) VIA 6251(RDC4)
Views:  147   Comments: 0
Petit-Rocher Station
Title:  Petit-Rocher Station
Description:  The test train rolls past the community train station. This building is maintained by the village, not VIA, at this flag stop on the route of the Ocean.
Photo Date:  11/7/2017  Upload Date: 1/14/2018 6:46:44 PM
Location:  Petit-Rocher, NB
Author:  Geoff Doane
Categories:  Station,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  VIA 6251(RDC4) VIA 6208(RDC2) VIA 6105(RDC1)
Views:  157   Comments: 0
On the Main Line
Title:  On the Main Line
Description:  The test train is travelling west next to the siding. In the distance is a spur to an aquaculture fish food plant.
Photo Date:  11/7/2017  Upload Date: 1/14/2018 6:22:50 PM
Location:  Petit-Rocher, NB
Author:  Geoff Doane
Categories:  Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  VIA 6251(RDC4) VIA 6208(RDC2) VIA 6105(RDC1)
Views:  163   Comments: 0
Fading Light
Title:  Fading Light
Description:  Later in the day the Test RDCs cross a small stream west of Petit-Rocher
Photo Date:  11/7/2017  Upload Date: 1/14/2018 6:32:01 PM
Location:  Petit-Rocher, NB
Author:  Geoff Doane
Categories:  Bridge,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  VIA 6251(RDC4) VIA 6208(RDC2) VIA 6105(RDC1)
Views:  197   Comments: 1
60 MPH
Title:  60 MPH
Description:  The light was fading, but we stuck around for one last run past a pedestrian crossing at 60 mph.
Photo Date:  11/7/2017  Upload Date: 1/14/2018 6:34:47 PM
Location:  Beresford, NB
Author:  Geoff Doane
Categories:  Bridge,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  VIA 6251(RDC4) VIA 6208(RDC2) VIA 6105(RDC1)
Views:  178   Comments: 0
High Speed Pass
Title:  High Speed Pass
Description:  The light was dim and the train was fast, resulting in some motion blur on this final pass.
Photo Date:  11/7/2017  Upload Date: 1/14/2018 6:36:05 PM
Location:  Beresford, NB
Author:  Geoff Doane
Categories:  Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  VIA 6251(RDC4) VIA 6208(RDC2) VIA 6105(RDC1)
Views:  217   Comments: 0


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