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Rail - Locomotive - Diesel - MLW RS-10
Name Locomotive, Diesel, MLW RS-10
Region North America
Category Rail
Type Locomotive
SubType Diesel
Variety MLW RS-10
Manufacturer Montreal Locomotive Works (Details)
Era Era III: Transition (1939 - 1957)


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History: The Montreal Locomotive Works RS-10 was a 1,600 horsepower (1,200 kW) road switcher built for the Canadian market. It was essentially an ALCO RS-3 in a redesigned carbody. It retained the RS-3's 12-cylinder Alco 244 engine. MLW built 129 of these locomotives before the model was replaced by the MLW RS-18.

The RS-10 was built originally for the Canadian National, Canadian Pacific, Ontario Northland and Pacific Great Eastern Railroads. They were built between 1954 and 1957in Montreal, Canada.

From WikipediaSouthern Pacific, Santa Fe and the Utah Railway.

Railroad/Company: Montreal Locomotive Works (MLW) was a Canadian railway locomotive manufacturer which existed under several names from 1883 to 1985, producing both steam and diesel locomotives. For a number of years it was a subsidiary of the American Locomotive Company. MLW's headquarters and manufacturing facilities were located in Montreal, Quebec.

In 1975, the emerging Quebec based Bombardier purchased a 59% stake in MLW from Studebaker-Worthington. Under Bombardier, the MLW organization continued locomotive design into the early 1980s, and also benefited from its geographic location.[citation needed] During the 1970s, Bombardier began to enter the railway passenger car business with domestic orders for commuter and subway systems. Based on a prototype trainset constructed in the mid-1970s, in 1980 MLW began production of a fleet of high-speed diesel-powered passenger locomotives for the LRC (Light, Rapid, Comfortable) passenger trains being built for the newly created federal Crown corporation Via Rail. Similar equipment was also used briefly by Amtrak.The last of the locomotives were retired from service in 2001, although the pendular-suspension coaches continue to form the backbone of Via's intercity corridor fleet.

In a 1985 corporate reorganization, Bombardier removed itself from manufacturing locomotives and concentrated on producing passenger train rolling stock, as well as aircraft (following the 1986 acquisition of the federal government Crown corporation Canadair), in addition to its recreational products.

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Item created by: gdm on 2018-05-21 09:54:00. Last edited by gdm on 2018-05-21 09:54:40

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