Monday, July 27, 2009

Death of the Chaleur?

I read in Canadian Railway Observations that VIA Rail has dropped the names of the Chaleur, the Hudson Bay and the Skeena. Instead, they will refer to them by their origin and destination. In the Chaleur's case, it is referred to as the Montréal-Gaspé train. Depressing. I greatly prefer the named trains. Hopefully VIA Rail will reverse this decision.

Incidentally, VIA's recent strike is over and service is resuming. VIA's web site is very slow today, no doubt due to many stranded passengers checking trains and reserving online.

1 comment:

Rockeiro said...

Clearly a decision by corporate twits who don't understand the romance of railroading.

Fine.. take all the fun away.