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Did anyone figure out why the RDC's that were being tested on the Chatham sub got sent to MMC?  Any progress on a commuter service from Stratford to Toronto? It was supposed to be in place by the end of 2016. 

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On 2016-12-24 at 9:13 PM, Shaun said:

Did anyone figure out why the RDC's that were being tested on the Chatham sub got sent to MMC? 

Where else are they supposed to be sent?

 

Dan

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23 hours ago, smallspy said:

Where else are they supposed to be sent?

 

Dan

Can't TMC service them?

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37 minutes ago, dowlingm said:

Can't TMC service them?

It's not an issue of servicing them - they are stored when they aren't being used for testing.

 

Dan

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Does any Canadian still operate without a Prestige Park Car?

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13 hours ago, Swadian said:

Does any Canadian still operate without a Prestige Park Car?

There may be the odd departure that has to leave with without one due to servicing or maintenance, but I haven't heard of that happening since the launch of the service. All trainsets have at least one Prestige Chateau and a Prestige Park Car.

 

Dan

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5 hours ago, smallspy said:

There may be the odd departure that has to leave with without one due to servicing or maintenance, but I haven't heard of that happening since the launch of the service. All trainsets have at least one Prestige Chateau and a Prestige Park Car.

 

Dan

I really wish they would keep some trains with the refurbished orange-interior Park Cars. I prefer riding in those.

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What's the chance that anyone has a copy of the rendering that was on VIA's website back in around 2000 of a F59PHI in VIA colours?

Thanks!

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19 hours ago, M. Parsons said:

What's the chance that anyone has a copy of the rendering that was on VIA's website back in around 2000 of a F59PHI in VIA colours?

Thanks!

You may be able to find it in Internet Archive.

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Been there, done that. 

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A funny thing happens when I click on that link... it tells me I won that auction. Hence my query about that image I remember from so long ago. :P

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Via rail P42  916 has been wrapped for for Canada's 150 Anniversary

 http://www.railpictures.ca/?attachment_id=28205

 

LRT coach 3356 in the same wrap

http://www.railpictures.ca/?attachment_id=28197

2 minutes ago, TheAverageJoe said:

Via rail P42  916 has been wrapped for for Canada's 150 Anniversary

 http://www.railpictures.ca/?attachment_id=28205

 

LRT coach 3356 in the same wrap

http://www.railpictures.ca/?attachment_id=28197

http://www.railpictures.ca/?attachment_id=28196

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2 hours ago, TheAverageJoe said:

Via rail P42  916 has been wrapped for for Canada's 150 Anniversary

 http://www.railpictures.ca/?attachment_id=28205

I really want to know who thought that putting the large VIA logos at the front end of the sides was a good idea. They really should have used the design they are using on Glenfraser as the start point for 916 rather than the LRC car.

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My first thought was the Grey Ghost reappears! That's the paint scheme they used on 6532 and coaches 5558 and 5590 in 1980. Whether or not VIA wraps other cars and engines remains to be seen. It would be interesting if 916 and 3356 went west!

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12 hours ago, Viafreak said:

My first thought was the Grey Ghost reappears! That's the paint scheme they used on 6532 and coaches 5558 and 5590 in 1980. Whether or not VIA wraps other cars and engines remains to be seen. It would be interesting if 916 and 3356 went west!

They will stay in the Windsor to Quebec City area

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