© Adam Randell
She might not be as sleek and agile as her younger counterparts, but you won’t see Jacob Dredge in the shops looking to make a trade anytime soon. The Black Duck Cove resident is quite content with his 1956 Bombardier R-12 snowmobile. “Right now we are using it at the wood,” Dredge said. “It’s too bad we didn’t have the sleighs hooked up for towing, it’s something to see.” In a previous Northern Pen article, it was noted that the R-12 was produced for mass transit, ambulance service, as a school bus, mail delivery, and for the delivery of foodstuffs and merchandise to isolated areas. They were the last large snowmobiles built by Bombardier for mass transport. The Northern Pen ran into Dredge, right, as he and Trevor Dredge were getting set for a day in the woods near the St. Barbe branch.