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    Urban Sky replied to the thread VIA Rail.
    For those who wonder how that worked out timetable-wise, Train 1 was attached to Train 55 (Bonaventure) and Train 2 to Train 54...
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    Urban Sky replied to the thread VIA Rail.
    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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    Urban Sky replied to the thread VIA Rail.
    To illustrate this: Source: TR NEWS 286 MAY–JUNE 2013
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    Urban Sky 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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    Urban Sky reacted to roger1818's post in the thread VIA Rail with Like Like.
    The CPR purchased 18 Park cars, which, according to Wikipedia, are as follows: CP No. Via No. (1979) Via No. (HEP) Name Park Decor...
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    Urban Sky replied to the thread VIA Rail.
    According to the 2021 Trackside Guide, the count of 14 Park cars apparently includes those of the Prestige Park cars. Nevertheless, as...
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    ^I took that comment as semi sarcastic as opposed to a serious dateline, and I have to say that as a cheap shot it’s not undeserved. ML...
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    Track 1 (future track 2) is currently used in both directions by the Kitchener line to provide an hourly service off-peak with trains...
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    Urban Sky replied to the thread VIA Rail.
    According to its website, VIA has 14 Park cars in its current fleet - and that apparently excludes the 4 Prestige Park cars. With the...
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    Strongly disagree. Metrolinx's strategy up to today has been to incrementally add double track in places which enables them to act as...
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    Urban Sky reacted to reaperexpress's post in the thread General railway discussions with Like Like.
    Good ol' Paul Langan... He says "the aging tracks west of Kitchener are congested and without new, dedicated passenger tracks, there's...
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    Urban Sky replied to the thread VIA Rail.
    The Prestige Class Program happened as part of the Canada Action Plan - the Harper government‘s economic stimulus program in response to...
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    Urban Sky replied to the thread VIA Rail.
    Trackside Guide 2021 says the following: 15512 - Riding Mountain Park sold to Harry S. Purnell, Jr. in 2004, then to Adrian &...
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    Urban Sky reacted to Northern Light's post in the thread General railway discussions with Like Like.
    A CBC article follows up on the above, and adds precious little...
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    Urban Sky reacted to smallspy's post in the thread VIA Rail with Like Like.
    Of course they can. But changing around certain aspects of/updating the facilities will allow them to do it in a much more efficient...

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