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It's 06:34, foggy, cool, and damp on the station platform at The Pas, MB. VIA #693 (Winnipeg to Churchill) arrived a few minutes earlier so it was time to detrain and capture what I could during this early morning stop. Only a handful of people were milling about at this hour, including a couple of passengers, VIA on-board & local maintenance personnel, a station security guard, and the new headend crew. After getting my photos, and enjoying the cool fresh air of this northern Manitoba community, I climbed back on board and headed to VIA 8515 Skyline to enjoy a hot, freshly prepared breakfast of scrambled eggs, bacon, and hash-brown potatoes, and another full day of riding the rails towards the polar bear and beluga whale capital of the world. :-)
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Caption: It's 06:34, foggy, cool, and damp on the station platform at The Pas, MB. VIA #693 (Winnipeg to Churchill) arrived a few minutes earlier so it was time to detrain and capture what I could during this early morning stop. Only a handful of people were milling about at this hour, including a couple of passengers, VIA on-board & local maintenance personnel, a station security guard, and the new headend crew. After getting my photos, and enjoying the cool fresh air of this northern Manitoba community, I climbed back on board and headed to VIA 8515 Skyline to enjoy a hot, freshly prepared breakfast of scrambled eggs, bacon, and hash-brown potatoes, and another full day of riding the rails towards the polar bear and beluga whale capital of the world. :-)

Photographer:
Paul O'Shell [216] (more) (contact)
Date: 08/01/2022 (search)
Railway: Hudson Bay Railway (search)
Reporting Marks: n/a (search)
Train Symbol: VIA 693 (search)
Subdivision/SNS: The Pas/Wekusko (search)
City/Town: The Pas (search)
Province: Manitoba (search)
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3 Comments
  1. Great image, I see additional equipment parked at the end of the station?

  2. Thanks! That is the passenger equipment for HBR’s Pukatawagan mixed. A write up with photos (from the equipment’s better days) can be found at:
    https://www.traingeek.ca/wp/riding-the-rails-to-pukatawagan-and-churchill/
    Much of the power & equipment photographed and mentioned in the article was still active or stored at The Pas when I was there two weeks ago.

  3. My comment should read KRC (Keewatin Railway Company) Pukatawagan Mixed.

    https://www.krcrail.ca/train-schedules

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