Wednesday, November 04, 2009

The Orford Express

Orford Express RDC
David Morris sent along a few photos of the Orford Express, the tourist line that runs between Sherbrooke and Eastman in Quebec. They travel on the MM&A's Sherbrooke subdivision. I posted about their startup back in early 2006.

The Orford Express has one engine on its roster, #26 an MLW M-420TR built in 1972 (photo). As you can see from the photos, they also have two RDCs, specifically RDC-1 units 6121 Elyse and 6125 Thompson (ex-CN RDC-3 D100 and CP RDC-2 9199).

They have a single dome car #310, originally built in 1954 as Northern Pacific 310.
Orford Express RDCs and dome. Photo by David Morris

They seem to aim for the dinner train crowd, and the photos on their web site sure look tempting.

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