VIA Rail

Canada

Roster by: R.Craig Photos by: Pierre Ozorak (VIA 6442) and Frederic Desrochers (VIA 910 & 912)
Reporting Mark: VIA Revised: 21 May 2017

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXCanada's 150th Anniversary

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VIA Rail 900

(Brian Bui photo)

VIA Rail 903

(Joseph Bishop photo)

VIA Rail 904

(Joseph Bishop photo)

VIA Rail 905

(Brian Bui photo)

VIA Rail 906

(Dannick Fournier photo)

VIA Rail 907

(Rob Smith photo)

VIA Rail 908

(Geoff Elliott photo)

VIA Rail 909

( Brian Bui photo)

VIA Rail 910

(James Gardiner photo)

VIA Rail 911

(Blake Trafford photo)

VIA Rail 912

(Frederic Desrochers photo)

VIA Rail 914

(John C. Allen photo)

VIA Rail 916

(Geoff Elliott photo)

VIA Rail 918

(Frederic Desrochers photo)

VIA Rail 919

(Frederic Desrochers photo)

VIA Rail 920

(Brian Bui photo)

VIA Rail 6402

(Frederic Desrochers photo)

VIA Rail 6416

(Frederic Deroschers photo)

VIA Rail 6436

(Andrew Stott photo)

VIA Rail 6437

(Michael Berry photo)

VIA Rail 6454

(Tim Hayman photo)
VIA has custom paint seventeen P42DC locos and five F40PH-2D locos as part of Canada's 150th Anniversary celebration
A note of thanks goes to Michael Richmond for his efforts in identifying, assembling and gaining permission to use many of the above images. Our thanks also goes to Joseph Bishop who has maintained a list of 150th Anniversary wrapped VIA locomotives (on Flikr.com).

All images on this website are used with the photographer's permission.

XXXXXXXXXXXXXX Special Event & Promotional Paint Schemes

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6400 - Diet Pepsi

Pierre Ozorak photo

6403 - CBC

Pierre Ozorak photo

6408 - Spiderman2

Pierre POzorak photo

6408 - Coors Light

Pierre Ozorak photo

6411 - Operation Life Saver

Pierre Ozorak photo

6413 - Spiderman

Pierre Ozorak photo

6414 - Loto Quebec

Pierre Ozorak photo

6424 - Kool Aid

Pierre Ozorak photo

6429 - Home Hardware

Pierre Ozorak photo

6429 - Telus

Pierre Ozorak photo

6445 - Coors Light

Geoff Elliott photo

6445 - Grey Cup 100

Geoff Elliott photo

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXCurrent Roster

Model (& Bldr) Road No. Serial Nmbr Bldr Date Notes
SW1000 (EMD) 201 & 202 32385, 32396 11/66 Shop switchers; ex-Inland Steel 115 & 116
203 & 204 32587, 32586 11/66, 2/67 Shop switchers; ex-Inland Steel 117 & 118
P42DC (GE) 900-903 53216-53219 10/01 -
904-914 53220-53230 11/01 -
911-920 53231-53226 12/01 -
RDC (Budd) 6130 & 6133 6223, 6317 9/55, 7/56 #6130 is an RDC1 on lease from Farm Rail, ex-CP 9057; #6133 is out of service, ex-Dominion Atlantic 9058
6135 & 6148 -- -- #6135 & 6148 are RDC1s; ex-CP 9072 & 9114
6202 & 6205 -- -- #6202 & 6205 are RDC2s; e-CN D202 & D205
6250 -- -- #6250 is a RDC4; ex-CN D151
FP9Au (GMDD) 6300 A1196 3/57 Donated to museum; ex-CN 6524
6301 (GMDD) -- -- Retired
F40PH-2 (GMDD) 6400-6406 A4597-4603 11/86 #6403 re-#d to 6459
6407-6415 A4604-4612 12/86 #6408 was painted in "Silver Bullet Express" promotion scheme, and 6414 was painted "Loto Quebec" scheme
6416-6419 A4613-4616 1/87 --
6420-6425 A4695-4700 7/87 --
6426-6430 A4701-4704 8/87 #6430 retired
6431-6444 A4832-4844 4/89 --
6445-6458 A4845-4859 5/89 #6447 & 6450 retired
6459 -- -- Re-#d from 6403
The following locos rebuilt into F40PH-3s: 6400, 6402, 6404, 6410, 6414, 6421, 6424 & 6438
LRC (MLW/BBD) 6900-6920 M6110-01 to 21 8/83-6/82 All retired; #6900-20 were MLW LRC2s
6921-6930 M6125-01 to 10 6/83, 2-9/84 All retired; #6921-30 were BBD LRC3s

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXNotes

Source: Canadian Railway Observation (E-zine); Canadian Trackside Guide 2005 - (published by the Bytown Railway Society) -is a comprehensive look at railfanning in Canada today and yesterday.

Updates provided by: Simon Belanger, Ken Borg, Ian Deck, Tristan Garrett, Tom Keeping, Jim Koglin, Jeff Mast, Lance Myers, Pierre Ozorak, Ray Sabo, Michael Schattl, and Mark Rushton with revisions. Dave Garon and Larry Russell via Loconotes.

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