As the RSC-13s and RSC-24s were scrapped their trucks were put under
RS-18s of the
3843 - 3893 group. All had transverse fuel tanks and so there was space
for the longer trucks. At the same time the horsepower was
reduced electrically to 1400 from 1800.
1752 is seen with a short train of three
potato reefers and a Burlington Northern boxcar at Summerside on 30
December 1977 and below 1754 is switching a boxcar of potatoes at the
docks on 9 June 1982.
1759, 1752 &
1750 are in the yards at Borden on 3 July 1979.
1751 had travelled from
Summerside to Tignish on the previous day and now, on 10
June 1982, is
switching the vegetable packing sheds at O'Leary before returning to
Summerside. The same train is seen below approaching Tyne Valley.
As traffic dwindled
trains became less and less frequent. On 30 December 1985,
brings a flanger and four grain cars into O'Leary.
After leaving the four
grain cars 1756 continues with the flanger and caboose through Howlan