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Bob Wilt/Ron Visockis Collection

A much rebuilt shop switcher that was first an electric as number 6, then in 1941 a homemade rebuild diesel-electric
with wheel arrangement of 1A-1A. It was rebuilt in 1950 as a battery-electric shop switcher.
Note the stencilled weight of 73450 (37 tons) B-W #38411 9/1912 Arvida, Que. 8/27/1971 David M. More

18 first R-S diesel a Whitcomb 50 tonner with twin Hercules DFXD engines. Whitcomb 60083 4/1941
Courtesy of Rio Tinto Alcan, Ian Stronach Collection

19 first RS road unit. Alco RS-2 75265 8/1947 Jonquiere, QC 9/30/1960

20 First road switcher built in Canada. Preserved 1976 by CRHA. RS-2 1500 HP MLW #76095 12/1949
Port Alfred Glenn Courtney

Alcan 72-359 S-2 Alco 70233 3/16/1943 Montreal Locomotive Works
To R&S 59 12/1953 Re# 21 Returned to Alcan in 1965
Note: Alcan 72-360 S-2 Alco 70218 7/1943 to R&S 60

Courtesy of Rio Tinto Alcan, Ian Stronach Collection

Next came 22 new model RS-3 1600HP, one unit in April 1955 #91185 Montreal Locomotive Works
Later became QNSP 22 and later still YDHR 22.

Lone General Motors unit on a mostly Alco roster until recent years. GMD SW1200 A976 11/1956
Sold 8/1973 C&GT 103 Arvida May 21, 1972 David M. More

There were five years between two one-unit orders for RS-18's. Long end forward 24 above and low-nose 25 below.
MLW # 83278 4/1960 Montreal Locomotive Works

24 in newer paint scheme with visibility stripes on nose. 9/30/1970

25 RS-18 1800 HP one of a small number of low-nose RS-18's #84871 6/1965 Montreal Locomotive Works

Newer paint scheme.

Modern style paint scheme not typically seen on locomotives.
Note addition of plow pilot and gangway drawbridge. Also, bell and horn relocated off cab roof.

Only two of these M420TR high adhesion truck 2000 HP units were built; RS got them both.
Montreal Locomotive Works

Lettered for parent Alcan, these units were numbered in R&S series and used by them. MLW #M6051-02 4/1972
Port Alfred, May 21, 1972 David M. More

26 Jonquiere 9/23/1994 Patrick DeLarue Later became CFFX 26 . Now Orford Express 26

No mistaking model of this unit. 9/30/1970 Stephie Kolata

28 (acq. 9/1973) ex D&H 4117 (Alco 80317 9/1952) in yet another paint scheme. Jonquiere, QC 9/30/1980
One of four RS-3's (2 D&H 2 RDG) acquired used. Many more used Alco's followed.

33 acq. 8/1977 (ex LIRR 209) C-420 Alco 84780 3/1974
First of 9 Alco C-420 units acquired from Long Island.

34 acq.4/1978 (ex LIRR 214) C-420 Alco #84785 4/1964 Alma, July 26, 1990

39 acq. 1979 (ex LIRR 219) Alco 84790 5/1964

41 acq. 1979 (ex LIRR 211) C-420 Alco 84782 4/1964 Last of 9 Alco C-420 units acquired from Long Island.

43 (ex CN 3124) freshly painted for Century Locomotive Parts for lease to R-S. RS-18 MLW 83189 11/1959
Montreal 8/14/1990 Alan Gaines

Rejected (along with 42 ex 3127) apparently due to poor condition.
Sold 3/1991 by CLP (D) to Lackawanna Valley LVAL 43 Scranton, PA Re# 1801.
Resold 4/1991 Genesee Valley Transportation Company. Depew, Lancaster & Western DLWR 1801

LVAL 1801 A cold winter's day in Scranton and the Lackawanna Valley is switching the Chamberlain Manufacturing plant
on South Washington, via the Steamtown NHS yard. The former DL&W office/stores building is in the near background;
the Chamberlain fac - the former DL&W locomotive shops - are visible to the rear. Scranton 2/06/1992

DLWR 1801 still around! Batavia, 8/27/2016


CLP 022 nee CN 3127 leased briefly to Abitibi-Price, Alma, QC. Sold 3/1991 LVAL 22.
Sold 9/1993 Bristol Industrial Terminal Ry. Bristol, Pa. BITY 22.
Later, East Penn Rys. 182. 1998 Delaware Coast Line DCLR 182. Georgetown, DE

One of eight GP38-3's rebuilt by AMF from GP40's. GMD A2254 10/1967 r/b AMF 12/1996 ex CN 9312 nee 4012.
La Baie August 28, 2010 Tim Stevens

61 rebuilt AMF 12/1996 ex KCS 784 GP40 nee IC 3048. EMD 32868 2/1967 CN Taschereau.


Alma & Jonquieres

A&J 101 S-4 1000 HP m.u. MLW #76479 8/49 Montreal Locomotive Works

This one-unit order was followed by another identical one two years later. 102, MLW #77589 7/1951
These were the only two diesels owned by A&J

 



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