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#781 RevEleven

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 01:25 AM

Does anyone know if the VIA Glass Dome cars are used on the Canadian this year?


They use up to 5 of them.
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Posted 23 April 2012 - 01:32 AM

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 01:20 PM

Does anyone know if the VIA Glass Dome cars are used on the Canadian this year?


Are you talking about the Budd “Park” Dome Observations and “Skyline” Domes? which are always in the consist......or the Glass Roof ** Coaches (photo below) that VIA uses on the Canadian during the tourist season. (**VIA actually call these Glass-domed Coaches in their Fleet Roster) They used them last season and could possibly use them again this year.

This photo shows them on the Jasper Ski Train in 2007. They’ve also been used on the Skeena.




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Posted 24 April 2012 - 01:52 PM

Globe and Mail: Romanticism shields ‘outrageous’ Via Rail subsidies: ex-Tory minister
http://www.theglobea...article2412241/

Hopefully Chuck Strahl is just commenting from the comfort of his gold plated pension and not launching trial balloons for former colleagues and the new MP (Mark Strahl - yes, his son). His former riding encompasses Canadian from Agassiz to just short of Kamloops.

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 03:08 PM

Story on the CBC regarding train speeds through Barrhaven.

http://www.cbc.ca/ne...jan-harder.html

Such acts of NIMBY's make me shake my head!

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 04:41 PM

+1000000 one comment was people complain we need high speed trains etc and yet nimbys (who most likely bitch about how pathetic our trains are)get in the way of such progress of improving our services ......
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#787 skyfirenet

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 01:13 AM

One has to wonder how Coun. Jan Harder would react if you showed her video of the TVG record breaking run back in 2007 and then pointed out how many communities it passed through on the way to almost 575 kph.

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 08:27 AM

Story on the CBC regarding train speeds through Barrhaven.

http://www.cbc.ca/ne...jan-harder.html

Such acts of NIMBY's make me shake my head!


Doesn't really make a difference if the train is doing 160 or 135 when it hits someone, they will be dead.

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 08:46 AM

Doesn't really make a difference if the train is doing 160 or 135 when it hits someone, they will be dead.

I agree, and why do you think that one man said "kids will get hurt" well watch your kids or scare the crap out of them with this http://xa.yimg.com/k...MS 1-1-1940.jpg
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Posted 28 April 2012 - 10:06 AM

Found this on Via.ca

VIA Rail Canada and the Agence métropolitaine de transport announce an intermodal partnership

Thursday, 26 April 2012


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FROM VIA RAIL TO THE AMT: ONE SIMPLE AND EFFICIENT TRANSACTION TO PURCHASE TICKETS

VIA Rail Canada and the Agence métropolitaine de transport announce an intermodal partnership



Montréal, April 26, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ – VIA Rail Canada and the Agence métropolitaine de transport (AMT) have announced that AMT commuter train tickets will now be sold by VIA Rail, thus enabling customers to purchase VIA – AMT tickets through a single transaction.
The aim of this agreement is to promote public transportation, as well as the benefits of intermodality. VIA Rail and the AMT are working together to make travel planning easier for their users.
“By establishing partnerships with other carriers to promote ecologically sound transportation and offer greater efficiency and ease of use to its users, VIA Rail is committed to updating train travel as a mode of transportation. I am pleased to announce today this agreement with our partner, the AMT, who obviously share this vision,” said Marc Laliberté, President and CEO of VIA Rail Canada.
“Through its constant search for innovation aimed at providing the best possible service to its customers, the AMT is working to make public transportation attractive by developing new ticket collection systems. This partnership with VIA Rail enables us to offer even more flexibility and convenience and is in line with our desire to develop an integrated, simplified and accessible pricing strategy,” said Paul Côté, the acting President and CEO of the AMT.
This service applies to the AMT’s Deux-Montagnes and Mont-Saint-Hilaire commuter train lines.
About VIA Rail Canada
As Canada’s national rail passenger service, VIA Rail Canada’s (www.viarail.ca) mandate is to provide Canadian travellers with safe, efficient, cost-effective and environmentally responsible passenger transportation services in the country’s two official languages. Every week, VIA operates 503 intercity, transcontinental and regional trains linking 450 communities across its 12,500 kilometres route network. VIA transports over four million passengers annually.
About the AMT
The Agence métropolitaine de transport (AMT) is a government agency whose urban-oriented mission is to increase and plan public transportation services in order to improve the efficiency of travel for residents of Montreal’s metropolitan area. The AMT currently operates five train lines, 51 stations, one metropolitan express bus line, 61 park-and-ride facilities, 16 metropolitan terminals, and 85.2 km of reserved lanes. With an annual ridership of over 16 million passengers, the metropolitan area’s commuter train network is the sixth largest in North America. For more information, visit www.amt.qc.ca.

For complete information regarding this new service, or to book your tickets, visit: www.viarail.ca




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Posted 04 May 2012 - 10:32 AM

Found this on via's fb page



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#792 M.Wright

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 11:56 PM

One has to wonder how Coun. Jan Harder would react if you showed her video of the TVG record breaking run back in 2007 and then pointed out how many communities it passed through on the way to almost 575 kph.

Councillor Jan Harder is also the same councillor who opposed the removal of Bus Bays along Greenbank so she could get to work faster, since bus bays "slow down traffic". So I guess she doesn't care about people or children outside of Barrhaven? As traffic is way more hazardous to children then a train will ever be, since traffic is more constant. Not to mention there is two schools along Greenbank, one of them an elementary school.

She even had the nerve to call Greenbank one of the most important roads in the City of Ottawa. She is very wrong because Greenbank is mainly only important to people driving from Barrhaven and those who live right around the road. A road more like Baseline is way more important then Greenbank will ever be, and Baseline has had some bus bays removed back in the 1990s.

Also I was reading about this and she actually claims that before now, all trains used to stop at Fallowfield. Well obviously she has a very short memory. 10 years ago, trains didn't even stop at Fallowfield, and would go 100 mph through Barrhaven. Whats the issue now?

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Posted 13 May 2012 - 08:39 PM

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 12:31 PM

Are you talking about the Budd “Park” Dome Observations and “Skyline” Domes? which are always in the consist......or the Glass Roof ** Coaches (photo below) that VIA uses on the Canadian during the tourist season. (**VIA actually call these Glass-domed Coaches in their Fleet Roster) They used them last season and could possibly use them again this year.

This photo shows them on the Jasper Ski Train in 2007. They’ve also been used on the Skeena.




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If these are the cars being asked about, I saw one yesterday on the Consist leaving Vancouver on the Canadian last night.

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 01:15 PM

Found this on Viarail.ca


Most VIA services operating normally despite CP strike





Two Ontario Routes Affected

VIA Rail Canada wishes to advise travellers that most of its services throughout Canada are operating normally, despite the strike and operational shutdown at CP.

VIA is providing alternate transportation to passengers on the two services in Ontario that are affected. Those routes are:

Sudbury – White River
Ottawa - Brockville






#796 Michel

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 05:28 PM

Transport Thom is running the VIA shuttle bus service from Ottawa and Fallowfield stations to / from Brockville.

#797 Shaun

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 01:19 AM

I have a question about Way Side power at Jasper. If it's available then why do they allow locomotives to idle for days?

http://www.railpictu...319899&nseq=318

http://www.railpictu...329806&nseq=268

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 04:19 PM

I have a question about Way Side power at Jasper. If it's available then why do they allow locomotives to idle for days?

http://www.railpictu...319899&nseq=318

http://www.railpictu...329806&nseq=268

Same can be said about Ottawa, there is wayside power here but they idle all night long. But I don't have any knowledge of how locomotives work compared to buses or cars, so I definitely cannot answer your question. I'm just adding the fact that they idle in Ottawa too.

However since they started the Toronto-Ottawa-Montreal service, not too many trains have been parking here.

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 10:01 PM

I have a question about Way Side power at Jasper. If it's available then why do they allow locomotives to idle for days?

http://www.railpictu...319899&nseq=318

http://www.railpictu...329806&nseq=268


I certainly don't recall either of the engines I shot in Jasper in April idling. I'm almost certain that both were shut off and connected to the wayside system.

In fairness, it doesn't look like the unit in the second photo is connected to the wayside, so it may be required to idle. Or it may be pausing for a minute while switching, as they normally store the all of the equipment for the Skeena on the "house" track.

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 08:36 PM

Apparently there was a real good sale recently. My coworker was saying she got a trip from Edmonton to Toronto round trip for under $400.

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