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Dome Car Coming to The Orford Express on MM&A

Postby jhdeasy » Wed Oct 22, 2008 10:39 am

The Orford Express has acquired a former Northern Pacific dome sleeper built by Budd in 1954. Some or all of the bedrooms and roomettes have been removed from the car's interior, allowing it to be used for dining. The car (OEXX 310) was in Winnipeg last week and will head east on CP freight trains for interchange with MM&A at St Jean.

Here are some historical photos of the car: http://www.trainweb.org/web_lurker/NP310/

I asked a friend who works for CP if he thought Orford Express would use their two RDCs to tow the dome car. He told me he believed they intended to use a diesel locomotive, probably a switcher or smaller road-switcher.
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Re: Dome Car Coming to The Orford Express on MM&A

Postby jhdeasy » Mon Aug 03, 2009 2:41 pm

The August 2009 issue of RAILPACE magazine has a picture of a three car Orford Express train, with the dome cut-in between the two RDCs, crosssing a trestle.

Can anyone post a good picture of the dome in its new Orford Express paint scheme?
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#2 & Orford Express

Postby railfan60 » Sat Sep 29, 2012 5:44 pm

Here are few shots of # 2 and the Orford Express tourist train exercising trackage rights over MM&A Sherbrooke Subdivision

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.p ... 543&nseq=2
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.p ... 549&nseq=1
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.p ... 563&nseq=0
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Re: #2 & Orford Express

Postby MEC407 » Mon Oct 01, 2012 2:02 pm

Nice shots!
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Re: #2 & Orford Express

Postby CN9634 » Mon Oct 01, 2012 8:14 pm

Nice! How many cars on #2 Frank?
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Re: #2 & Orford Express

Postby railfan60 » Mon Oct 01, 2012 11:40 pm

Thanks for the feedbacks folks. # 2 had 300+ axles at the detector.


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Orford Express

Postby MEC407 » Fri Sep 23, 2016 4:06 pm

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Re: Orford Express

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Re: Orford Express

Postby Ridgefielder » Thu Oct 20, 2016 11:24 am


An FL9 towing an RDC- shades of Conrail ca. 1979! :-D
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Re: Orford Express

Postby MACTRAXX » Thu Oct 20, 2016 6:01 pm

Ridgefielder wrote:

An FL9 towing an RDC- shades of Conrail ca. 1979! :-D


...Or MBTA (without the Dome Car) during the 1980s with their "collection" of RDCs from various places...

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Re: Orford Express

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Re: Orford Express

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Re: Orford Express

Postby Tadman » Mon Nov 07, 2016 1:46 pm

Do the RDC's still have motors or functional cabs? It seems the train usually runs with bracketed power but not always.
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