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June 9th 2019 Departure of VIA Rail Train #1 The Canadian

I happened to catch the June 9th 2019 departure of VIA Rail’s flagship train The Canadian from Toronto’s Union Station. The train was at its full summer’s length – two locomotives and 21 cars.  The consist was as follows:

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2015: In Review

As we approach the New Year, I’d like to reflect on some of the events that have occurred over the past year. January Canada celebrated the 200th anniversary of the birth of its first Prime Minister, Sir John A. MacDonald.

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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 Two)

In this second part of my blogs on VIA Rail, I am going to talk about VIA’s Corridor service, the backbone of VIA’s system.  It runs from Windsor, on the border between Ontario and Michagan, to Quebec City.  It serves … 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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