Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Special Ocean today

There is a special Ocean train leaving from Montreal today. The train is the Ocean and Chaleur joined together in a "J train", reportedly with the entire Chaleur consist ahead of the entire Ocean consist. That means mid-train engines.

The train will not having paying passengers, since this is an unscheduled train (the Ocean does not depart on Tuesdays). It is doing timings from Montreal to Matapedia to determine if it can operate like that and stay on-time. I assume VIA is trying to see if they can save one engine crew by doing this.

I know a few people are going to chase it so hopefully there will be pictures soon!

VIA 15 at Fort Lawrence 2004/04/22

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