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VIA 6420 is in charge as #24 hits 88 mph approaching Russell Road. Since it's an F40, not a DeLorean, there was no time travel, but in the near future that may be necessary to see a scene like this. The few remaining Renaissance corridor sets are likely VIA's most endangered equipment as the new fleet arrives and enters service.

These telegraph poles have long lost their code line, but their slant is recent. The train is crossing the path of one of the most severe downbursts from the derecho that blew across Ontario on May 21 of this year. All of the houses near this crossing sustained severe roof damage, several barns were destroyed, and a mile up the line the train will pass a woodlot that was completely flattened. Many of the poles and trees in the area that didn't blow down were left with a permanent lean.
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Caption: VIA 6420 is in charge as #24 hits 88 mph approaching Russell Road. Since it's an F40, not a DeLorean, there was no time travel, but in the near future that may be necessary to see a scene like this. The few remaining Renaissance corridor sets are likely VIA's most endangered equipment as the new fleet arrives and enters service.

These telegraph poles have long lost their code line, but their slant is recent. The train is crossing the path of one of the most severe downbursts from the derecho that blew across Ontario on May 21 of this year. All of the houses near this crossing sustained severe roof damage, several barns were destroyed, and a mile up the line the train will pass a woodlot that was completely flattened. Many of the poles and trees in the area that didn't blow down were left with a permanent lean.

Photographer:
Jakob Mueller [35] (more) (contact)
Date: 07/29/2022 (search)
Railway: VIA Rail (search)
Reporting Marks: VIA 6420 (search)
Train Symbol: VIA 24 (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Mile 68.0 Alexandria Sub (search)
City/Town: Ottawa (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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One Comment
  1. I like the simplicity of this photo. This is an example of what fans will look back at 20 years from now and wish they could find such a setting; the line poles, fence, perfect sun angle and of course that rather so-so wrap scheme. But it will be history a lot sooner than we think. Just as wayside shanties are now.

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