VIA’s Far East

Discussion in 'VIA Rail Canada Discussion' started by NS VIA Fan, Jul 22, 2019.

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  1. Jul 22, 2019 #1

    NS VIA Fan

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    We’re at Truro, Nova Scotia on Saturday, July 20, 2019…..as far east as you can get on VIA’s Ocean. Consist included 5 coaches, 10 sleepers (9 Ren & 1 Chateau) + ‘Tremblant Park’.


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  2. Jul 22, 2019 #2

    NS VIA Fan

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    Until the train-cuts of January 1990…..VIA could get you even further east…...

    Here’s the e/b Ocean arriving at Truro in October 1983 while an VIA RDC ‘Railiner’ is waiting for connecting passenger before heading 350km east to North Sydney NS where a CN Marine Ferry could take you 150km across the Cabot Strait to Port-aux-Basques, Newfoundland…….then it’s another 900 km to St. John’s on a CN ‘Roadcruiser’.

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    Today you can still connect from the Ocean at Truro all the way to St. John’s…… but Maritime Bus will now get you to North Sydney…….Marine Atlantic to Port-aux-Basques and DRL Bus across Newfoundland.


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  3. Jul 23, 2019 #3

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    Great shots, as always.
     
  4. Jul 24, 2019 #4

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    Glad to see that Maritime and DRL are running first-rate equipment, at least....:)
     

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