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Date: 09/04/23 12:24
RDC crossing International RR Bridge in Buffalo
Author: SouthBuffalo1

Was driving under International RR bridge today around 12:30 PM. This is the bridge between Fort Erie Ontario and Black Rock NY ( Buffalo). Carries CP, CN and NS freight. No passenger traffic. Saw an RDC crossing from Fort Erie to Black Rock. Looked to have CN markings. Back in the late 70's I took the TH&B RDC from Buffalo Central Terminal to Toronto. We crossed at Niagara Falls. Just wondering if anyone knows what this was. Some type of excursion?

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Date: 09/04/23 14:21
Re: RDC crossing International RR Bridge in Buffalo
Author: 3rdswitch

.   .   .   CN inspection car.
JB






Date: 09/04/23 14:48
Re: RDC crossing International RR Bridge in Buffalo
Author: SouthBuffalo1

That's what I saw. Thank you

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Date: 09/04/23 18:10
Re: RDC crossing International RR Bridge in Buffalo
Author: railsmith

SouthBuffalo1 Wrote:
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> Saw an RDC crossing from Fort Erie to Black Rock.
> Looked to have CN markings.

Originally RDC-1 CN D-108, later CN 6108, later same number with VIA, converted to CN track geometry car 15016 in 2008, and renumbered to just 1501 in 2010.



Date: 09/05/23 16:55
Re: RDC crossing International RR Bridge in Buffalo
Author: joemvcnj

I assume it no longer has the cabling to MU with another RDC?

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Date: 09/05/23 17:12
Re: RDC crossing International RR Bridge in Buffalo
Author: NiagaraMike

Stand alone Geometry car !



Date: 09/05/23 21:56
Re: RDC crossing International RR Bridge in Buffalo
Author: PHall

joemvcnj Wrote:
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> I assume it no longer has the cabling to MU with
> another RDC?
>
> Posted from Android

Well since this is the only RDC car that CN owns, why would it need the MU connections?



Date: 09/06/23 06:53
Re: RDC crossing International RR Bridge in Buffalo
Author: joemvcnj

No concerns by CN of this 4 axle vehicle shunting signals. 



Date: 09/06/23 10:58
Re: RDC crossing International RR Bridge in Buffalo
Author: cn6218

joemvcnj Wrote:
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> No concerns by CN of this 4 axle vehicle shunting
> signals. 

Interesting question.  CN seems to mostly make that demand of VIA, not their own movements.  I have plenty of images of 1501 operating solo.

But I did see a recent image of the RDC behind a 6-axle GE, so perhaps the policy has changed.

GTD



Date: 09/06/23 11:18
Re: RDC crossing International RR Bridge in Buffalo
Author: joemvcnj

cn6218 Wrote:
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> joemvcnj Wrote:
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> -----
> > No concerns by CN of this 4 axle vehicle
> shunting
> > signals. 
>
> Interesting question.  CN seems to mostly make
> that demand of VIA, not their own movements.  I
> have plenty of images of 1501 operating solo.
>
> But I did see a recent image of the RDC behind a
> 6-axle GE, so perhaps the policy has changed.
>
> GTD

Does that RDC ever run solo down the IC ? 



Date: 09/06/23 12:09
Re: RDC crossing International RR Bridge in Buffalo
Author: inCHI

joemvcnj Wrote:
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> Does that RDC ever run solo down the IC ? 

I've seen it solo on the north end.



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