Welcome Guest!
WIn order to take advantage of all the great features that Waterloo Region Connected has to offer, including participating in the lively discussions below, you're going to have to register. The good news is that it'll take less than a minute and you can get started enjoying Waterloo Region's best online community right away.
or Create an Account




Thread Rating:
  • 0 Vote(s) - 0 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
VIA Rail
#81
(03-04-2016, 08:06 PM)panamaniac Wrote: I was looking for a VIA Rail thread and couldn't find one (which tells you something!).  In any event, an interesting piece in The Record about testing of refurbished, self-propelled railcars from the 1950s for use on a possible third daily run between Kitchener and Toronto.  I seem to recall riding this kind of railcar to get to Toronto years ago.

http://www.therecord.com/news-story/6377...w-service/
Any update on this?

/s
Reply
#82
My dad was asking me about this the other day, and I sheepishly had to tell him I had no idea what was going on with them. Are they going back and forth between London and Sarnia or something?
For daily ion construction updates, photos and general urban rail news, follow me on twitter! @Canardiain
Reply
#83
I know there's about half a dozen of them sitting in Mimico waiting to be restored. The rest are probably at the rebuild shop out east. I haven't heard anything about the operating funds being granted.
Reply
#84
Ahhhhhh, so they never actually went into service? The couple of them that passed through here were just on their way to refurb (potentially)?
For daily ion construction updates, photos and general urban rail news, follow me on twitter! @Canardiain
Reply
#85
Some more perspective on the Budd Cars here:
http://www.thesudburystar.com/2015/06/23...udd-cars-2
Reply
#86
(09-29-2017, 08:18 PM)Canard Wrote: Ahhhhhh, so they never actually went into service?  The couple of them that passed through here were just on their way to refurb (potentially)?

If they had yellow fronts they wouldn't have been refurbs. Striped, white, or silver fronts would have been. They probably sent them up to the Sudbury-White River run as soon as testing finished. You'd know if you saw the Mimico cars; they weren't even part of the last rebuild in the late 90s, and they show it.
Reply
#87
(05-15-2017, 01:21 PM)Chris Wrote: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/v...-1.4114845

Via Rail searching bags after drinking, assaults on Manitoba trains
Customers asked to arrive an hour early to have carry-on bags checked for alcohol

I know this is an old post in this thread, but I'm typing this while surfing WR Connected on a VIA train, and this is my view....

   

(and yes, the contents of the bag have been added to their coffee! )

Coke
Reply
#88
(10-02-2017, 02:02 PM)Coke6pk Wrote:
(05-15-2017, 01:21 PM)Chris Wrote: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/v...-1.4114845

Via Rail searching bags after drinking, assaults on Manitoba trains
Customers asked to arrive an hour early to have carry-on bags checked for alcohol

I know this is an old post in this thread, but I'm typing this while surfing WR Connected on a VIA train, and this is my view....

(and yes, the contents of the bag have been added to their coffee! )

The attendant checks their bag...
"Yep, that's alcohol. Welcome aboard."
Reply
#89
(10-02-2017, 02:02 PM)Coke6pk Wrote:
(05-15-2017, 01:21 PM)Chris Wrote: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/v...-1.4114845

Via Rail searching bags after drinking, assaults on Manitoba trains
Customers asked to arrive an hour early to have carry-on bags checked for alcohol

I know this is an old post in this thread, but I'm typing this while surfing WR Connected on a VIA train, and this is my view....



(and yes, the contents of the bag have been added to their coffee! )

Coke

Good for them! We're not in Prohibition times... even though sometimes it feels like it.
Reply
#90
/\ Agreed! You can take your own booze/beer on Amtrak trains, why not here? It is behaviour that should (and is) be the subject of rules and enforcement rather than taking some default position that if you're drinking it's automatically assumed you're going to behave like an asshole.

Further, if I want to sit on the beach or in a park and have a beer or bring wine for a picnic, why should that be illegal? So long as I clean up after myself, don't hassle or annoy others, or behave like a drunken oaf, then what's the problem?

Time to modern up.
Reply
« Next Oldest | Next Newest »



Forum Jump:


Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)

About Waterloo Region Connected

Launched in August 2014, Waterloo Region Connected is an online community that brings together all the things that make Waterloo Region great. Waterloo Region Connected provides user-driven content fueled by a lively discussion forum covering topics like urban development, transportation projects, heritage issues, businesses and other issues of interest to those in Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge and the four Townships - North Dumfries, Wellesley, Wilmot, and Woolwich.

              User Links