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The little trains that did.


Via Rail train # 161 readies to depart*  Ste-Foy for Gare du Windsor.


Throughout the mid eighties  all Quebec City trains terminated / originated at Ste- Foy due to road and related construction near the Gare du Palais.


For two plus decades, the seventies under the CP Rail flag (trains #151 to #156) and the eighties under the VIA flag (#159 through #164), the CPR / CP Rail  Budd Cars shuttled the 175 north shore CP Rail  miles  six times a day between Gare du Palais  and  Gare du Windsor.


 Notably, by eliminating some intermediate stops  CP Rail scheduled ( 1976 timetable)  the single Budd Car  trains #152 and #154  at 3 hours for the 175 mile run including FIVE intermediate stops! That is an average  58.7 m.p.h. !


 (  as a comparison  the CN  Rapido, with multiple road (cab) units,  Bonaventure to Union, scheduled 5 hours for 335 miles including TWO intermediate stops ( 1969 timetable)  for an  average 67 m.p.h. )


( * or is this #160 arriving?  Either way those are Via Rail train numbers that have not been seen for decades! )


At Ste- Foy, P.Q., June 26, 1984,  Kodachrome by S.Danko.


P S [ So it is with some amusement that October 2015 VIA decides to 'test' Budd Cars out of Ottawa ! (  although arguably some Via Rail crews probably have never seen nor know what a Budd Car is !! ]
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Caption: The little trains that did.

Via Rail train # 161 readies to depart* Ste-Foy for Gare du Windsor.

Throughout the mid eighties all Quebec City trains terminated / originated at Ste- Foy due to road and related construction near the Gare du Palais.

For two plus decades, the seventies under the CP Rail flag (trains #151 to #156) and the eighties under the VIA flag (#159 through #164), the CPR / CP Rail Budd Cars shuttled the 175 north shore CP Rail miles six times a day between Gare du Palais and Gare du Windsor.

Notably, by eliminating some intermediate stops CP Rail scheduled ( 1976 timetable) the single Budd Car trains #152 and #154 at 3 hours for the 175 mile run including FIVE intermediate stops! That is an average 58.7 m.p.h. !

( as a comparison the CN Rapido, with multiple road (cab) units, Bonaventure to Union, scheduled 5 hours for 335 miles including TWO intermediate stops ( 1969 timetable) for an average 67 m.p.h. )

( * or is this #160 arriving? Either way those are Via Rail train numbers that have not been seen for decades! )

At Ste- Foy, P.Q., June 26, 1984, Kodachrome by S.Danko.

P S [ So it is with some amusement that October 2015 VIA decides to 'test' Budd Cars out of Ottawa ! ( although arguably some Via Rail crews probably have never seen nor know what a Budd Car is !! ]

Photographer:
sdfourty [321] (more) (contact)
Date: 06/26/1984 (search)
Railway: VIA Rail (search)
Reporting Marks: Via Rail #161 (search)
Train Symbol: Via Rail #161 (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Ste-Foy (search)
City/Town: Ste-Foy (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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2 Comments
  1. I see a smiley where I thought I typed the numeral 8. Steve Host, is there not an edit function? Of course, someone should also edit St Foy into LA Belle Province.

  2. Nice, Christmas Eve of 1960 I rode (with my family of course, I was only 8) from Ottawa West to Lachute in a CP Dayliner. I don’t recall it was going that fast. It’s amazing how, with a smaller population base, the railways were able to offer passenger trains to so many spots – many of which aren’t even served by a bus today.

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