Tag Archives: Canadian Pacific Railway

Happy 65th Birthday to The Canadian

Today, April 24th 2020, VIA Rail’s flagship train, The Canadian, turns 65 years old. On April 24th, 1955 the Canadian Pacific Railway began running The Canadian on a daily schedule between Toronto/Montreal and Vancouver.  The train ran from Vancouver, British … Continue reading

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VIA Rail Operations (Part Three)

After talking about what trains/services VIA Rail could add, and where, I would like to talk about the other two important parts of the equation: financing and rolling stock. Financing Right now, VIA receives operating revenue from ticket sales and … Continue reading

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VIA Rail Operations (Part One)

I’d like to discuss the need for VIA Rail service in Canada, and especially where (and how often) it should operate.  I am going to do so in three blogs, this one primarily discussing Western and Atlantic Canada, one specifically … Continue reading

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