TRHA's LRC #6917 now operational! Need proof? .....
|Photo by Mark Kaluza|
"For the first time in over ten years, an LRC locomotive has pulled an LRC train! And for the first time in history, an LRC locomotive has pulled a rebuilt LRC coach!
With the generous help of our friends at VIA Rail Canada, the Toronto Railway Historical Association's preserved LRC #6917 hauled three LRC cars for testing purposes and for ESU LokSound was on hand to record the amazing sound for Rapido Trains' upcoming HO scale model.
TRHA’s mechanic, Chris Fox, and master electrician John Carey have devoted much of the last two months to working on 6917 and chasing out all of the gremlins that moved in since the locomotive was stored in 2001. The hundreds of hours these two men have put into 6917 have been entirely on a voluntary basis because, simply, they wanted to see this piece of Canadian railway heritage come back to life. And that it did..."
Click here to connect to the whole story of the restoration .. scroll down to the "We got it running ..." section.
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|Photo by Brendan Frasina|
|Photo by Matt Socknacki|
|Rapido Trains upcoming model of LRC #6917|