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Date: 02/13/19 02:08
Quebec Ski Trains to the Laurentians
Author: ghCBNS

ExpoRail....the Canadian Rail Museum in Saint-Constant has a nice display of the Ski Trains that once ran on CP and CN into the Laurentian Mountains just north of Montreal.

Here’s one of the old CPR coaches you would have taken into the mountains:








Date: 02/13/19 02:09
Re: Quebec Ski Trains to the Laurentians
Author: ghCBNS

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Date: 02/13/19 02:16
Re: Quebec Ski Trains to the Laurentians
Author: ghCBNS

After returning to downtown Montreal from the Museum......I took an EXO (AMT) train 39 miles out to Saint-Jerome along the former CPR route the Ski Trains followed. The station there has been constructed in a ski-chalet style. Saint-Jerome is in the foothills but to continue north....you have to take the Laurentian AutoRoute (expressway) that has been built on portions of the long abandoned CNR right-of-way.








Date: 02/13/19 02:17
Re: Quebec Ski Trains to the Laurentians
Author: ghCBNS

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Date: 02/13/19 02:18
Re: Quebec Ski Trains to the Laurentians
Author: ghCBNS

And now back in Montreal on a snowy evening




Date: 02/13/19 06:28
Re: Quebec Ski Trains to the Laurentians
Author: joemvcnj

Interior appointments differ from NJT:
  • No luggage racks on upper level. Brackets on wall intended to support them are simply bulky coat hooks
  • No probe coat hook on seat back
  • Shiny vinyl seat frames
  • No arm rest on aisle seat
  • No luggage bin next to single seat
  • Subway style grab irons in outer ends of car
  • Grab irons on seats are not plastic coated
And no traps for end doors.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/13/19 06:30 by joemvcnj.



Date: 02/13/19 08:37
Re: Quebec Ski Trains to the Laurentians
Author: SNY1337

Does anyone know why the dual sets of horns on these trains?

Thanks



Date: 02/13/19 08:48
Re: Quebec Ski Trains to the Laurentians
Author: PHall

SNY1337 Wrote:
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> Does anyone know why the dual sets of horns on
> these trains?
>
> Thanks

"Road" horn which is loud and the "city" horn which is not as loud.



Date: 02/13/19 09:09
Re: Quebec Ski Trains to the Laurentians
Author: emd_mrs1

Storage tracks are near residential areas so the horns aren't loudly tested, therefore the second horn is a backup should the first fail.

Michael



Date: 02/13/19 11:54
Re: Quebec Ski Trains to the Laurentians
Author: cn6218

ghCBNS Wrote:
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> ExpoRail....the Canadian Rail Museum in
> Saint-Constant has a nice display of the Ski
> Trains that once ran on CP and CN into the
> Laurentian Mountains just north of Montreal.
>

gh, I just wanted to confirm that ExpoRail is indeed open at this time of year?

On my first few attempts to visit (years ago) I discovered that they had just closed for the season after Labour Day.

It looks like I will be in Montreal next weekend for a few days, and a visit would be in order if they are open.  I haven't been there since the new pavilion opened.

GTD



Date: 02/13/19 12:30
Re: Quebec Ski Trains to the Laurentians
Author: Mberry

cn6218 Wrote:
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> ghCBNS Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > ExpoRail....the Canadian Rail Museum in
> > Saint-Constant has a nice display of the Ski
> > Trains that once ran on CP and CN into the
> > Laurentian Mountains just north of Montreal.
> >
>
> gh, I just wanted to confirm that ExpoRail is
> indeed open at this time of year?
>
> On my first few attempts to visit (years ago) I
> discovered that they had just closed for the
> season after Labour Day.
>
> It looks like I will be in Montreal next weekend
> for a few days, and a visit would be in order if
> they are open.  I haven't been there since the
> new pavilion opened.
>
> GTD

They are open on weekends all year round, I was just there on Sunday afternoon with my family. Looks like open on Fridays all year round too, which I believe is new. It's convenient to take the commuter train there from downtown on weekdays (no weekend service unfortunately however).

https://www.exporail.org/en/top-menu/schedule-and-admission-fee/

Michael



Date: 02/13/19 15:44
Re: Quebec Ski Trains to the Laurentians
Author: joemvcnj

On weekday, there is one reverse peak train in either direction that makes an Exporail trip possible.I did that in 2015.

Otherwise, for public transit, you have to mess around with a couple of RTM suburban buses from Longeuile I believe. Not knowing a word of French, I'd be hesitant to make such an adventure, or how the OPUS card would be loaded for and work on other carriers besides STM.    



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