VIA Rail reveals new passenger train

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  1. eburchell

    eburchell New Member

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    Exclusive only through the rights of my camera have these photos ever been revealed. Seems like VIA Rail has secretly been turning back time in it's Montreal offices, and for the first time publicly displaying it's newest passenger train.
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    This new passenger train can hit speeds of just over 10 mph and round trip from London to Toronto takes approximately 6 days. Sources close to VIA say that no longer do passenger trains need rails to run from city to city, sidewalks and the shoulder of the highway is all you need. It's also cheaper and better for the environment, making VIA the leader in "going green" in Canada.
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    I hope you all get a laugh out of it as much as I laughed when I first saw it. Took the family to the Western Fair here in London today, but rain almost ruined the outing. Take care and stay on the rails....LOL...or sidewalk, whichever you prefer.

    Ed
  2. train1

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    All right ! - Can't wait until KATO releases this in N Scale.
  3. MadHatter

    MadHatter Charging at full tilt.

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    Is that 10mph up hill or down hill?? :mrgreen:
  4. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

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    That's great! I am pretty sure that VIA was not aiming for your interpretation of this publicity, but it made me laugh!

    Andrew
  5. railohio

    railohio Active Member

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    I never thought I'd say this, but where's the bus station?
  6. eburchell

    eburchell New Member

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    Quite sure that's downhill, although Ontario is pretty flat anyways. I did, however, see someone trying to steal it though, guess that engineer was caught up in the fair itself and left the loco running. Took security almost 15 seconds to catch the perpetrator and never even broke a sweat doing it.
  7. train1

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    Probably an angry modeller (READ "rivet counter") claiming the side pistons were 6 inches too long and the paint was a shade off - ultimately delaying model production for a another year and a half. Arrrgh !
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  8. myltlpny

    myltlpny Member

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    I need to get one of those. It would make doing my lawn so much more fun.sign1
  9. bigsteel

    bigsteel Call me Mr.Tinkertrain

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    hmm,new modeling project perhaps.my lawnmower could use a tune up...sign1sign1sign1.great pics eburchell!--josh
  10. TA462

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    For some strange reason I want one.sign1