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VIA 6455 and VIA 6457 head up train No. 693 The Hudson Bay under roof on track 3 of the Winnipeg train shed, just minutes before an on-time departure for destination Churchill, MB. I had asked my sleeper car attendant if there was time to go up front for a locomotive photo and she said for sure, but apparently didn't tell the service manager, as when I walked back to board, ALL of the vestibules were closed and locked!!! Fortunately one of the crew saw me as I walked past the Skyline car and opened up a door for me. That miscommunication could have ended a lot differently had I not made eye contact with an on-board crew member! The remainder of the trip was without incident and the crew was very accommodating with regards to my picture taking efforts. :-)
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Caption: VIA 6455 and VIA 6457 head up train No. 693 The Hudson Bay under roof on track 3 of the Winnipeg train shed, just minutes before an on-time departure for destination Churchill, MB. I had asked my sleeper car attendant if there was time to go up front for a locomotive photo and she said for sure, but apparently didn't tell the service manager, as when I walked back to board, ALL of the vestibules were closed and locked!!! Fortunately one of the crew saw me as I walked past the Skyline car and opened up a door for me. That miscommunication could have ended a lot differently had I not made eye contact with an on-board crew member! The remainder of the trip was without incident and the crew was very accommodating with regards to my picture taking efforts. :-)

Photographer:
Paul O'Shell [407] (more) (contact)
Date: 03/12/2023 (search)
Railway: VIA Rail (search)
Reporting Marks: VIA 6455, VIA 6457 (search)
Train Symbol: VIA 693 (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Winnipeg Train Shed, CN Rivers Sub. Mile 0.0 (search)
City/Town: Winnipeg (search)
Province: Manitoba (search)
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4 Comments
  1. WOW, I bet that got the heart beating a little faster!!

  2. It sure did! Next time I’ll repeat and underscore my request! :-)

  3. You’re a brave man Paul ! Me, I would be too timid. Now, if it were my child pulling this stunt , lecture time !! (Ha, ha, ha) thanks for taking the picture.

  4. I like the way the sun is peaking through the overhead exhaust vents.

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