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Contribute to the "Save the LRC" Campaign!

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On May the 18th, 2010, we announced the "Save the LRC" Campaign. We are now in our final push to raise $14,000 in the next two weeks as we must complete the purchase from VIA Rail Canada in August. We have raised $26,000 towards the target of $40,000.
We need your help to complete this purchase and move the LRC to the Toronto Railway Heritage Centre. Click here to visit our web page which provides you with all of the details on our fund raising campaign!
The LRC (Light, Rapid, Comfortable) was a uniquely Canadian passenger locomotive developed by Bombardier, Alcan and Dofasco in co-operation with CN and later VIA Rail Canada as a higher speed rail option for the busy Quebec City - Windsor Corridor. The locomotives were capable of travel up to 125 MPH (limited to 100 MPH in service) and powered VIA's Metropolis express train between Toronto and Montreal. These locomotives were a common sight throughout the Corridor from their introduction in 1981 until their retirement in 2001.
The TRHA launched the initiative to acquire one of these locomotives for the Toronto Railway Heritage Centre. To this end, the TRHA has placed a deposit with VIA Rail Canada to purchase one of the last remaining LRC locomotives, number 6917 as shown in the pictures above. If we are unable to save this locomotive, it will be scrapped along with all of the other LRC's on VIA property.
Posting by Jason Shron

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