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smallspy

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I meant like why they are reusing them if they said they would use CEM Cab Cars
They've never explicitly said that. That's something that railfans have ascribed to them.

And despite the fact that there are something like 85 of the CEM cab cars, they still have 12 or 15 of the older ones - the last ones delivered, of course - still active as cab cars. They just hadn't been used in quite some time, at least until a couple of weeks ago.

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Someone was asking where GO was storing the surplus of coaches that are not being use due to COVID-19 and was stated anywhere space can be found for them.

Out photographing today, walk by GO Bathurst North Yard and what do I see on a Sunday, 25 coaches on the 2 south yard tracks with nothing at each end in the way of power or cab car. Can't recall when I last saw GO equipment in Bathurst North Yard on the weekend, but a decade or 2.
 

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They are 557,558,559,560,561,562,563,564

560 has been doing the London route pretty much everyday now
To do 4 trips a day you need two trainsets so at least 3 locomotives. But if any of them require heavy maintenance, they might be short. So to do 4 trips a day you need 4 locomotives.

You might be able to do 6 trips a day using two trainsets. But would It deadhead from Kitchener to London in the morning? Or could they park it on track 3 at London station? But doesn't VIA park a train there also?
 

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Why deadhead if they could carry passengers? (besides the cynical view that Metrolinx seemingly can't fathom running a service without Toronto at one end)
 

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Why deadhead if they could carry passengers? (besides the cynical view that Metrolinx seemingly can't fathom running a service without Toronto at one end)
Well it depends. Whos going to want to board at 4am train from Toronto to London?

That's only if you can't layover in London.
 

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