|Ex VIA 6133 in Moncton, June 2013 - saved from the scrapper!|
Since IRSI went into receivership in early 2012, the province and other creditors have been working to recover whatever they can.
IRSI had a large shop in the former diesel maintenance facility at Gordon Yard in Moncton, as well as a motley collection of former VIA RDCs, passenger cars, and a few diesel locomotives, as well as tools and other materials for the car repair work they were doing.
|6221, 6114, 6130 and more at IRSI, June 2013|
You can see a short video of the scrapping here (warning: not for the faint of heart railfan).
Jason and Chris examined the RDCs with locals Luc Doiron and Wendell Lemon, experienced railroaders both, and after negotiations, VIA 6133 was saved from the scrapper.
Now Rapido is asking for funding assistance to transport 6133 to Toronto and begin restoration. They estimate it will take a total of about $45,000 to move it and do an initial restoration. You can donate via PayPal by following the link at the bottom of the story of saving VIA 6133.
|Ex CP 9250 at Delson, Quebec, July 2005|
I've put my money where my mouth is and made a donation. I'm also putting a link in my sidebar and I'll be doing my best to encourage others.
Will you help out?
Donate! (see bottom of his page)