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    roger1818 replied to the thread VIA Rail.
    Huh? The plan is to electrify HFR, presumably with catenary. Once HFR and HFR West (assuming they both happen) are both complete, as...
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    roger1818 reacted to Urban Sky's post in the thread VIA Rail with Like Like.
    By buying into and adopting whatever strategies its host railroads develop to achieve their own net-zero targets, obviously…
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    roger1818 reacted to innsertnamehere's post in the thread VIA Rail with Haha Haha.
    letmeguess, hydrogen amiright?
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    roger1818 reacted to crs1026's post in the thread VIA Rail with Like Like.
    ^If you look to the sad on-and-off history of dining car (and meal/snack service generally) in the US, a succession of Congresses have...
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    roger1818 reacted to Urban Sky's post in the thread VIA Rail with Like Like.
    The answer starts with an obvious question: what would be the problem which deploying dining cars might fix? As for the Economics...
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    roger1818 reacted to nfitz's post in the thread VIA Rail with Like Like.
    They could. But was there ever one to Quebec City - I thought it was Toronto to Ottawa/Montreal splitting at Brockville (and sitting...
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    roger1818 reacted to Urban Sky's post in the thread VIA Rail with Like Like.
    During my six years at VIA, I also heard the Jasper-Prince Rupert service regularly called as „Skeena“ and maybe the Gaspé train as...
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    roger1818 reacted to Urban Sky's post in the thread VIA Rail with Like Like.
    That would have been between November 1981 and June 1985, when the Canadian operated to Toronto only and part of the consist was...
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    roger1818 reacted to smallspy's post in the thread VIA Rail with Like Like.
    -ish. Certain components, such as energy absorbing couplers can in theory be retrofitted to existing rolling stock with relatively...
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    roger1818 replied to the thread VIA Rail.
    I tend to agree. It would likely be cheaper to buy new cars that have been designed from the ground up with CEM in mind, rather than...
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    roger1818 replied to the thread VIA Rail.
    They are also used on the Jasper-Prince Rupert train, (even though it is daytime only), but that’s my point. Your comment, “HEP cars in...
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    roger1818 replied to the thread VIA Rail.
    Are any Park cars used in the corridor anymore?
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    roger1818 reacted to crs1026's post in the thread VIA Rail with Like Like.
    Freight cars are not the optimal crash absorbers, particularly flat cars which have the greatest potential to concentrate the impact...
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    roger1818 replied to the thread VIA Rail.
    Regarding the issue of VIA requiring a car behind the HEP cars, I wonder if it would be feasible for VIA to lease some flat cars to put...
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    roger1818 replied to the thread VIA Rail.
    In the comments, the video’s OP said that even though trains 33 and 26 run between Quebec City and Ottawa (or vice-versa), VIA only ran...

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