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With a summer sized consist, VIA train 92 behind leased CN units nears its final destination of Winnipeg Union Station. Although a GP9 would occasionally substitute, a pair of F7Au locomotives were standard power on this tri-weekly train along with a steam generator unit from roughly 1972 until spring 1984. (I've been told that GMD-1s powered the train before that.) According to VIA Rail 1981 consist information in my collection, the summer train (June-September) ran with a baggage/crew sleeper, an unreserved coach, a cafe-coach-lounge, another coach, a diner, a 4-8-4 sleeper, a 10-5 sleeper, and a "Cape" lounge. The normal "winter" consist had a two "steam gennies", a 9600 series baggage car, the two coaches, a diner-lounge, and one sleeper. Note also the three refrigerator cars returning to Winnipeg after carrying groceries to northern Manitoba communities and a former CP diner substituting for the normal former CN car.
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Caption: With a summer sized consist, VIA train 92 behind leased CN units nears its final destination of Winnipeg Union Station. Although a GP9 would occasionally substitute, a pair of F7Au locomotives were standard power on this tri-weekly train along with a steam generator unit from roughly 1972 until spring 1984. (I've been told that GMD-1s powered the train before that.) According to VIA Rail 1981 consist information in my collection, the summer train (June-September) ran with a baggage/crew sleeper, an unreserved coach, a cafe-coach-lounge, another coach, a diner, a 4-8-4 sleeper, a 10-5 sleeper, and a "Cape" lounge. The normal "winter" consist had a two "steam gennies", a 9600 series baggage car, the two coaches, a diner-lounge, and one sleeper. Note also the three refrigerator cars returning to Winnipeg after carrying groceries to northern Manitoba communities and a former CP diner substituting for the normal former CN car.

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John Eull [417] (more) (contact)
Date: 7/12/1980 (search)
Railway: VIA Rail (search)
Reporting Marks: CN 9154 (search)
Train Symbol: 92 (search)
Subdivision/SNS: mile 1 Rivers sub (search)
City/Town: Winnipeg (search)
Province: Manitoba (search)
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