Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Chaleur Video Available!

I am pleased to announce that I have a video available, The Chaleur: Canada's Passenger Train to the Gaspé Peninsula. Here's a preview of the contents:

The video is available in two lengths:
  • Full length (65 minutes), over 20 locations
  • Highlights (32 minutes)
The Chaleur is/was a train that runs between Montreal and Gaspé, Quebec via Matapédia. The last train to Gaspé was on December 10, 2011 and the last train to New Carlisle was August 13, 2013. VIA Rail continued to operate bus service to Gaspé until September 17, 2013 when all VIA Rail service on the Gaspé peninsula ceased. Track conditions were the major reason for terminating service. There is hope that service will return but for now there is no rail passenger service on the Gaspé other than the l'Amiral tourist train.

Scenes include stops at Matapédia, New Richmond, New Carlisle, and Chandler as well as numerous bridge crossings and scenic locations like Pabos Beach and Douglastown. The Ocean is also featured between Causapscal, Quebec and Matapédia. The footage was shot in 2007 (see blog post series) and 2009 (see blog post series).

Follow this link to order the video. If you join my mailing list you'll get a code for a 40% discount off the price!

Thank you for your interest!

1 comment:

Chris BIGDoer Doering said...

It seems when ever I hear Via Rail news, it's rarely good. Cutbacks here, equipment, track or service problems there, and so on. Pretty soon there will be no routes left for them to run. Would people take the train if the service was good, or are passenger trains doomed in Canada?

Great post as always Steve.