....and may be just a tactic to speed up negations by Omnitrax with the Government or a First Nation group to take over the operations of the railway and the port.
It will be interesting to see what happens to VIA's service between Winnipeg and Churchill. Perhaps not a through train all the way to Winnipeg.....but the isolated communities along this line north of The Pas (pronounced Paw) and Thompson and on into Churchill would still require some type of passenger service. The operations could be turned over to a First Nation group just as VIA did with the Pukatawagan train....also in northern Manitoba and now operated by the Keewatin Railway:
Here's the Pukatawagan Mixed that still uses the old VIA Blue Fleet equipment.
In a similar situation in Labrador....the QNS&L passenger trains were turned over to the First Nation owned Tshiuetin Rail and serve the isolated communities between Sept-Iles and Schefferville QC at the end of the line.
Edited by NS VIA Fan, 29 July 2016 - 04:54 AM.