Thursday 30 July 2020

Throwback Thursday - Steam Generator

Via 15471 is the steam generator car assigned to Via train 72 on May 04, 1989.  The photo was exposed at London, Ontario
By Peter Mumby.
Via Rail Canada rostered three groups of steam generator cars:
-15400-15448 built by Canadian Car and Foundry in 1956
-15450-15478 built by General Motors Diesel in 1958/59
-15480-15494 built by National Steel Car in 1960
The example documented by today's photos belongs to the GMD group, and is also representative of the HO scale model produced several years ago by Rapido Trains Inc.  If you missed out on the first run of these models, Rapido has announced plans for a re-issue.  If one of these models is in your possession or in your plans, you may be able to refer to the photos for some weathering ideas.

Same train, same day.  The stop at London's CN/VIA depot gave me a few minutes to move to the Adelaide St overpass for a second vantage point.  Now we can see where the streaking down the side of the car originates!

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