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VIA CN #66 is Turbo equipped today.


1977: 335 miles, two scheduled stops, 4 hours 10 minutes downtown to downtown: average speed 80.3 m.p.h.   
 ( anyone have a timetable that shows a faster schedule ? ).


35 years after: will Turbo - Via CN #66 & #67 - ever be matched? Exceeded?


By 1980: Turbo was slowed to 4 hours 30 minutes with three scheduled stops.


By 1982: Turbo gone.


Turbo jets through Scarborough Junction on a 1977 summer day.


[ What's interesting: 1) that 80+ m.p.h. average speed is (primarily) on jointed rail ! ]

[ 2) ONCE, just once - due to freight derailment - on a Sunday evening, witnessed Turbo at CP Leaside on the Belleville sub ! (pix anyone?) ]


Kodachrome by S.Danko.


More Turbo:


    approach Scarborough Jct  


    near Guildwood  


    at Cherry Street TTR tower  


sdfourty.
Copyright Notice: This image ©sdfourty all rights reserved.



Caption: VIA CN #66 is Turbo equipped today.

1977: 335 miles, two scheduled stops, 4 hours 10 minutes downtown to downtown: average speed 80.3 m.p.h.
( anyone have a timetable that shows a faster schedule ? ).

35 years after: will Turbo - Via CN #66 & #67 - ever be matched? Exceeded?

By 1980: Turbo was slowed to 4 hours 30 minutes with three scheduled stops.

By 1982: Turbo gone.

Turbo jets through Scarborough Junction on a 1977 summer day.

[ What's interesting: 1) that 80+ m.p.h. average speed is (primarily) on jointed rail ! ]
[ 2) ONCE, just once - due to freight derailment - on a Sunday evening, witnessed Turbo at CP Leaside on the Belleville sub ! (pix anyone?) ]

Kodachrome by S.Danko.

More Turbo:

approach Scarborough Jct

near Guildwood

at Cherry Street TTR tower

sdfourty.

Photographer:
sdfourty [321] (more) (contact)
Date: 07/00/1977 (search)
Railway: Canadian National (search)
Reporting Marks: Turbo (search)
Train Symbol: Via CN #66 (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Scarborough Jct / Kingston Sub (search)
City/Town: Scarborough Jct (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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One Comment
  1. I was two years old and just down Midland Avenue at Kingston Road when you took this. Had I been older, you can bet I’d have rode my bike to Scarborough Jct. as often as I could. Quite a show back then and I think this would qualify as the best of the bunch!

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