Michel Boudreau sent me some photos of VIA 15 at Bathurst on January 5, 2008. I have been tardy in posting them, but better late than never, right?
Here's VIA 6411, the Operation Lifesaver unit, leading the train.
Quite a crowd!
Michel said there was so much baggage that some of it was loaded on a truck to be taken directly to Montreal. It would be too hard to put a second baggage car on, given the effort involved in modifying a Renaissance consist. Besides, I can't recall seeing a train with two baggage cars in a long, long time.
Thanks for the photos, Michel!