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R A P I D O 




   335 miles 


   scheduled five hours five minutes


   scheduled average speed: 65.9 m.p.h.


   three scheduled passenger stops: Guildwood, Kingston, Dorval

   
   Toronto Union to Montreal Central


   twice daily each direction


    Remarkable given the technologies at that time:  including jointed rail shared with freight traffic, dozens of level crossings, 1940 era signaling, 1950 era radios, max 90 m.p.h. track speed.... 


    FP9A 6524, F7B 6618, FP9A 65xx in charge of VIA 62 ,  R A P I D O,   approaching the Brimley Road crossing May 6 1979 Kodachrome by S.Danko


   Notable: 


      faster than Rapido: image #7447  hmm...  


     noteworthy: The Sound: at full throttle you could hear those three GMD's  for miles.... 


   Sunday Rapido: 8 coaches ( 76 seats each), 2 cafe bar lounge ( 2500 series 'snack  & beverage' service seating for 44), one Dayniter car ( 52 seats), one Club Car ( 38 seats) handling the marker lights: yields  * 698 revenue passenger seats


    Sunday service  *  hence the extra coaches – essentially the morning and afternoon train consists combined.


    *  698 seats in an aircraft would require  3.7  DC-8 passenger jets
 
 
   sdfourty
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R A P I D O



335 miles

scheduled five hours five minutes

scheduled average speed: 65.9 m.p.h.

three scheduled passenger stops: Guildwood, Kingston, Dorval

Toronto Union to Montreal Central

twice daily each direction

Remarkable given the technologies at that time: including jointed rail shared with freight traffic, dozens of level crossings, 1940 era signaling, 1950 era radios, max 90 m.p.h. track speed....

FP9A 6524, F7B 6618, FP9A 65xx in charge of VIA 62 , R A P I D O, approaching the Brimley Road crossing May 6 1979 Kodachrome by S.Danko

Notable:

faster than Rapido: image #7447 hmm...

noteworthy: The Sound: at full throttle you could hear those three GMD's for miles....

Sunday Rapido: 8 coaches ( 76 seats each), 2 cafe bar lounge ( 2500 series 'snack & beverage' service seating for 44), one Dayniter car ( 52 seats), one Club Car ( 38 seats) handling the marker lights: yields * 698 revenue passenger seats

Sunday service * hence the extra coaches – essentially the morning and afternoon train consists combined.

* 698 seats in an aircraft would require 3.7 DC-8 passenger jets

sdfourty

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Date: 05/06/1979 (search)
Railway: VIA Rail (search)
Reporting Marks: VIA 6524 (search)
Train Symbol: VIA 62 (search)
Subdivision/SNS: mile 324 Kingston Sub (search)
City/Town: Scarborough (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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