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VIA Rail's October 29, 1978 'takeover' * of the CP Rail ' The Canadian ' resulted in the immediate re-routing* of the   CP Rail trains #11 & #12  from the CP Rail Mactier Sub  to the CN Newmarket / Bala ** Subdivisions as VIA Rail The Canadian Toronto – Calgary - Vancouver trains #1 & #2, on a three night schedule. 


 The 'new ' VIA  Rail 'The Canadian' routing replaced the CN Super Continental *** on the Newmarket / Bala Subdivisions  


  A week into the new routing, the 'new' VIA Rail train #1 ' The Canadian' , with ex CP Rail GMD FP9 #1412,  is on the CN Newmarket Subdivision, seen here  somewhere north of King City, November 1978 Kodak negative by S.Danko


  *  annulling rail passenger service at the CP Rail stations: Mactier, Medonte ( Coldwater, Orillia), Midhurst (Barrie), Alliston, West Toronto


 **  'The Canadian' new route had train #1  transferring on to CP Rail at Reynolds, CP Parry Sound Subdivision at CN Boyne, CN Bala Sub), and vice versa for train #2


 what's interesting


 *** effective October 29 1978 the ex CN Super Continental became VIA Super Continental  Montreal – Edmonton - Vancouver trains #3 & #4, on a three night schedule – a dramatic improvement from the decades old CN four night schedule! 


 [ noteworthy: the Toronto connection for the Super C became Toronto – North Bay trains #121 & #122 ( ( all reserved, no checked baggage ) yes !  the Northlander !  ( the Super Northlander Connector ?! ) ]


  the new October 1978 routing for trains 1,2,3,4 did not last, by June 17, 1979 VIA flipped the arrangement and the Super C became the Toronto – Edmonton – Vancouver train and The Canadian the Montreal – Calgary – Vancouver train, ( perhaps to facilitate easier servicing for the ex CP equipment with ex CP personnel at the CP Montreal shops ?). 


 Really noteworthy is the June 1979 Super C  Toronto – Edmonton – Vancouver retained the three night schedule ! 


  unusual 1978 sightings becomes the usual:


   the final weeks & underpowered  


   colourful  


   bemused observers  


  VIA variety & variety plus  


 sdfourty
Copyright Notice: This image ©sdfourty all rights reserved.



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VIA Rail's October 29, 1978 'takeover' * of the CP Rail ' The Canadian ' resulted in the immediate re-routing* of the CP Rail trains #11 & #12 from the CP Rail Mactier Sub to the CN Newmarket / Bala ** Subdivisions as VIA Rail The Canadian Toronto – Calgary - Vancouver trains #1 & #2, on a three night schedule.

The 'new ' VIA Rail 'The Canadian' routing replaced the CN Super Continental *** on the Newmarket / Bala Subdivisions

A week into the new routing, the 'new' VIA Rail train #1 ' The Canadian' , with ex CP Rail GMD FP9 #1412, is on the CN Newmarket Subdivision, seen here somewhere north of King City, November 1978 Kodak negative by S.Danko

* annulling rail passenger service at the CP Rail stations: Mactier, Medonte ( Coldwater, Orillia), Midhurst (Barrie), Alliston, West Toronto

** 'The Canadian' new route had train #1 transferring on to CP Rail at Reynolds, CP Parry Sound Subdivision at CN Boyne, CN Bala Sub), and vice versa for train #2

what's interesting

*** effective October 29 1978 the ex CN Super Continental became VIA Super Continental Montreal – Edmonton - Vancouver trains #3 & #4, on a three night schedule – a dramatic improvement from the decades old CN four night schedule!

[ noteworthy: the Toronto connection for the Super C became Toronto – North Bay trains #121 & #122 ( ( all reserved, no checked baggage ) yes ! the Northlander ! ( the Super Northlander Connector ?! ) ]

the new October 1978 routing for trains 1,2,3,4 did not last, by June 17, 1979 VIA flipped the arrangement and the Super C became the Toronto – Edmonton – Vancouver train and The Canadian the Montreal – Calgary – Vancouver train, ( perhaps to facilitate easier servicing for the ex CP equipment with ex CP personnel at the CP Montreal shops ?).

Really noteworthy is the June 1979 Super C Toronto – Edmonton – Vancouver retained the three night schedule !

unusual 1978 sightings becomes the usual:

the final weeks & underpowered

colourful

bemused observers

VIA variety & variety plus

sdfourty

Photographer:
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Date: 11/xx/1978 (search)
Railway: VIA Rail (search)
Reporting Marks: CP Rail #1412 (search)
Train Symbol: VIA #1 (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Newmarket Sub (search)
City/Town: York County (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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