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#1 Woodcut60

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Posted 27 July 2017 - 05:42 AM

Interesting article and film by BBC Travel:

 

http://www.bbc.com/t...-buy-a-railroad


Edited by Woodcut60, 27 July 2017 - 05:44 AM.

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Posted 29 July 2017 - 12:42 AM

That line is a case of where it should clearly be government owned and operated as an essential service...no private operator can sustain it.  They were better off when it was all-CN.....


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Posted 29 July 2017 - 04:51 AM

That line is a case of where it should clearly be government owned and operated as an essential service...no private operator can sustain it.  They were better off when it was all-CN.....


Government.....as in Indigenous seams to be working just fine on the Keewatin and the Tshiuetin Railways.

http://www.krcrail.ca/train-schedules

http://tshiuetin.net...formations.html

Keewatin even runs out of The Pas.....a common point on the line to Churchill. If the route were to be Indigenous owned there is really no need to run the train to Winnipeg....as south of The Pas you are in a populated area with road and air alternatives.

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Posted 29 July 2017 - 04:57 PM

Okay...so in a sense that is still "government operated", isn't it?   But the First Nation's people may not have the resources to sustain the service over the long run, like the national government could...and unfortunately, little chance of returning all the way to Churchill?  :unsure:


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Posted 29 July 2017 - 08:42 PM

There would be nothing stopping VIA from continuing to run the Churchill train over a First Nations owned railroad. VIA would just have to reach an agreement with the new railroad, just like they did with the Hudson Bay Railroad and the CN before that.  






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