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    VIA Rail Canada

    Launched by VIA 30 years ago as the 'Canadian Rockies by Daylight' in 1988 then renamed the 'Rocky Mountaineer' in 1989. It didn't make it to a third season because of the VIA cutbacks in Jan 1990 and was sold off.
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    Air Canada

    You Lose One...You Gain One! Halifax lost a '767 widebody to Heathrow with the conversion of that route to a new MAX....but now I see a new daily YUL-YHZ roundtrip added on an A330-300. Kinda wondered what AC was going to do with the loss of widebody cargo capacity out of YHZ....so it looks like those European bound Lobsters will now be going via YUL!
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    Westjet

    A ‘round trip last week between YQM and YVR gave me an opportunity for a quick comparison between Westjet and Air Canada front-line staff: 3 flights on Westjet going and 2 on Air Canada returning. Don’t get me wrong…..all delivered great service and all announcements pertaining to safety were delivered professionally….. but it was constant (and not just on one of the WS flights..... and even at the Gates).....the ‘Corny’…. trying to be funny comments/jokes by the WS employees. And I wasn’t the only one noticing from the looks across the aisle! Air Canada just delivered a more professional sounding service..
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    Air Canada

    No more Air Canada Widebodies at YHZ!..... AC860/861 are being MAXed on April 4th.But there’ll still be widebodies on Condor to Frankfurt and Munich and along with the new WestJet MAX to CDG and LGW plus service to Glasgow and also throw in Icelandair......a phenomenal number of transatlantic flights for a city its size.
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    Norwegian Air Shuttle

    Speculation on several other forums seems to be Hamilton....but still just guessing!
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    VIA Rail Canada

    Dinner on the Ocean departing Moncton: Breakfast at Sainte-Foy the next morning:
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    Westjet

    The GLA flight is from YHZ...not YYT.. It's the LGW flight that will now operate from YHZ. The YYT-DUB route stays . Halifax has had Paris service for the past few summers on a '737. ASL Airlines (France) had served YHZ with flights to DUB and CDG but this summer ASL is flying direct between St. Pierre FSP and CDG....and will no longer serve Halifax. Previously St Pierre residents could connect thru YHZ to/fr CDG during the summer on ASL Airlines. This will now be St. Pierre's first ever non=stop transatlantic service. They've always had to connect thru YYT, YHZ or YUL.
  8. The new passenger & vehicles ferries have arrived and will enter service next spring between Saint-Pierre & Miquelon and Fortune, Newfoundland. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/new-ferries-arrive-st-pierre-miquelon-1.4425096 https://goo.gl/maps/NwbF32FKzUG2
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    Air Canada

    Did Air Canada's enRoute Magazine let the cat out of the bag before it's announced? Check out the route map on pages 182-183 http://enroute.aircanada.com/en/magazine/the-food-issue-canada-s-best-new-restaurants Besides the usual route between Halifax and Heathrow......there's a new line drawn in between Halifax and Frankfurt. Could this be a new '737 MAX service coming on line next summer? It's a popular route already with Condor doing Frankfurt and Munich to Halifax on a '767.....4 times a week in summer and fall.
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    VIA Rail Canada

    Here's NCL's 'Norwegian Jade' towering above the Ocean at Halifax on Oct 18/17
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    Air Canada

    Air Canada will be deploying the 737MAX8 on the YYT-LHR route beginning next May. Previously it was operated with an A319
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    RDC in Windsor

    The RDCs are in St. Albans now (on New England Central).....so did they stay on CP to Whitehall NY then into Vermont......or were they interchanged to CN/NEC for delivery to St. Albans? https://www.sevendaysvt.com/vermont/david-blittersdorf-bets-on-vermont-commuter-rail/Content?oid=7098903&utm_content=bufferce15b&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer Interesting....in the story above.....Blittersdorf, who beat out VIA in the bid to acquire the cars.....says.....he has a “failsafe option — to sell his Budd cars back to VIA Rail Canada if he doesn't succeed — but he doesn't think that will be necessary, he said”
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    RDC in Windsor

    What would the routing to Vermont be? South on CP (D&H) to Whitehall then to Rutland and interchange to the Vermont Railway? Or interchange to CN in Montreal then to New England Central?
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    VIA Rail Canada

    By the early ‘70s the only ‘conventional equipped’ trains left on CP were the ‘Canadian’, the ‘Atlantic Limited’ between Montreal and Saint John NB (across the State of Maine, USA) and some Montreal area commuter trains. Everything else was a self-propelled RDC ‘Dayliner’ But you could still travel coast to coast on a CP ticket: E&N Dayliner on Vancouver Island CP Ferry to Vancouver CP Canadian to Montreal CP Atlantic Limited to Saint John CP Ferry to Digby Dominion Atlantic Dayliner to Halifax CN had a much more extensive network across the country and could get you even farther east: CN Montreal to North Sydney CN Ferry to Port-aux-Basques, Newfoundland CN ‘Caribou’ to St. John’s....the last full-service Narrow-Gauge passenger train in North America with coaches, diner, lounge and sleepers. The Caribou was discontinued in 1969 but CN still operated the ‘Roadcruiser’ bus service in Nfld until 1996. There was even a CN passenger train from Moncton NB that was loaded aboard a ferry to reach Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island until 1969
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    VIA Rail Canada

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