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    smallspy replied to the thread Ottawa Transit Developments.
    It would have been impossible to completely double-track the line in the time - and budget - that was allowed. It would have required a...
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    smallspy replied to the thread VIA Rail.
    Yes......and no. There are still cars being done internally at MMC and by CAD. But there seems to be no movement on getting the cars...
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    There are absolutely geometry issues that will come into play - both horizontal and vertical. Structures, too. I'm not for a second...
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    smallspy replied to the thread Metrolinx: Presto Fare Card.
    You can query the card on a refill machine without actually doing any other functions. That may be your best bet. Dan
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    smallspy replied to the thread TTC: Other Items (catch all).
    They didn't last long because they were already old by the time they got to Toronto - they had run for about 18 years in Montréal by...
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    smallspy replied to the thread Ottawa Transit Developments.
    That depends on whether the equipment has "over rotation" sensors as part of its installed equipment. And it might, but it's also...
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    A simple tie replacement program may be all that is needed to get the line back up to its historic line speed of 80mph. And would take...
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    There will be. But that won't happen until the new year. Dan
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    The major ones that I'd been told about earlier in the year had been moved to September. And have already happened. That said...
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    smallspy replied to the thread VIA Rail.
    There is no requirement for the aerodynamic covering of underbody appliances by the FRA, who would be in charge of mandating that for...
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    smallspy replied to the thread VIA Rail.
    No, the VIA sets will not have installed the additional panels under the cars. (Which is a shame, as I too really like their look.) Dan
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    smallspy replied to the thread VIA Rail.
    Dwell times depend on the train, and whether it is continuing on in its journey or not. If a train is ending at Union, it usually only...
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    That's absolutely not the case here. The type of tie has no bearing on the speed limit of the track. It could be a project...
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    smallspy replied to the thread VIA Rail.
    If you look at the back of the loco, the rest of the standard connections there - HEP, MU, COMM, etc. - are as they usually are on a...
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    I assume that CP did end up buying the yard from CN, but I have never seen any proof confirming that. Metrolinx does own at least some...

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