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VIA has now awarded another contract to upgrade 25 more cars from the BUDD fleet and this is in addition to the 17 cars announced last week + the entirely new corridor fleet also recently announced.

 

"25 train cars intended for use on the long-haul train, the Canadian. Built in the 1950s, these cars will be completely refurbished and transformed to better meet our clients present and future needs"

 

http://www.viarail.ca/en/about-via-rail/media-room/latest-news/226177/10-april-2018-via-rail-awards-46-million-contract-to-ca

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Good news.

 

Will be interesting to see which cars are being upgraded; coach cars, Skyline cars, diners or sleepers.

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My bet is that it's sleepers. To expand on that bet, I suspect it'll be a rebuild of the Chateau sleepers (which mostly sit idle) since converting those into something like 11 bedroom sleepers would probably be a productive use of capital.

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