Six RS-18's were modified in 1967 for new Tempo passenger service between Toronto and Windsor/Sarnia featuring a new design of lightweight aluminum passenger cars built by Hawker-Siddeley. These units were re-geared for 92 mph (built with 65 mph instead of the normal 75 mph) and equipped with a Cummins VT12-700 engined HEP system located in an extended shorthood that eliminated the end walkway. Lightweight trucks were replaced with standard trucks. Dual controls eliminated the need to turn the units at the end of their run permitting a quick turnaround. A special bright red and white paint scheme was applied for Tempo service.
3153 on the Spadina shop track. 10/11/1976 Wayne Schenk/Sam Beck Collection
3150 (ex 3850) RS-18 1800 hp MLW #83230 1/1960 Spadina 9/1978 Randy Kotuby
3150 trails GMD GP9 4106 passenger unit westbound by the
CNR express shed just west of Union Station.
3151-3155 westbound by the weeds! Modern building in the background is the Globe & Mail newspaper on Front St. W.
Two views of a Tempo train arriving with 3151 and 3155.
3152 (ex 3856) Spadina 9/1978 Randy Kotuby
3154 east of Union Station with what must be a switching move since Tempo trains only operated westward.
The iconic O'Keefe Centre
for live performances is on the site of the ancient Great Western station
along The Esplanade.
Two views of 3155 passing Bathurst Street bridge.
3155 now at the fueling station on the shop track at Spadina with long-abandoned coal tower at left.
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