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With COVID-19 service reductions, there are only a few VIA trains per day. In position for some equipment heading to Union Station before a trip to Montreal or Ottawa, VIA 11 showed up. It would be heading straight through the USRC and up the Bala Sub. Having been turned on the turntable since  yesterday's arrival on VIA 63, VIA 6437 was now leading 6454, showing VIA's great slogan in both official languages. In addition to the engines, the last 7 cars came from Montreal the day before, while the first 3 had been in Toronto. Reportedly, the two skylines, two baggage cars, two chateaux and four coaches will make up consists for Winnipeg to Churchill trains, allowing for the currently-running equipment to be cycled out for inspection and repair. This train wasted no time, only waiting momentarily for signals onto the Bala Sub, and I just barely managed to catch it at Oriole.
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Caption: With COVID-19 service reductions, there are only a few VIA trains per day. In position for some equipment heading to Union Station before a trip to Montreal or Ottawa, VIA 11 showed up. It would be heading straight through the USRC and up the Bala Sub. Having been turned on the turntable since yesterday's arrival on VIA 63, VIA 6437 was now leading 6454, showing VIA's great slogan in both official languages. In addition to the engines, the last 7 cars came from Montreal the day before, while the first 3 had been in Toronto. Reportedly, the two skylines, two baggage cars, two chateaux and four coaches will make up consists for Winnipeg to Churchill trains, allowing for the currently-running equipment to be cycled out for inspection and repair. This train wasted no time, only waiting momentarily for signals onto the Bala Sub, and I just barely managed to catch it at Oriole.

Photographer:
David Vincent [75] (more) (contact)
Date: 05/10/2020 (search)
Railway: VIA Rail (search)
Reporting Marks: VIA 6437 (search)
Train Symbol: VIA 11 (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Mile 3.5 Oakville Sub (search)
City/Town: Toronto (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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2 Comments
  1. Thank you!

  2. Great shot and video of this rare move!

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