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Date: 05/19/20 13:30
VIA 12 Vancouver to Toronto beat VIA Canadian Schedule by hours
Author: Marcus

VIA 12
Vancouver to Toronto empty equipment train
turned out to be a Pandemic Express.
It beat the in-service schedule of VIA's Canadian by several hours.

VIA 2 most recent schedule
leaves Vancouver on Fridays at 15:00 PT
arrive Toronto Union Station on Tuesdays at 14:29 ET
time = 92 hours, 29 minutes

VIA 12
left Vancouver on Friday at 11:19 PT
through CN Doncaster, about 15 miles short of Toronto, on Tuesday at 06:39 ET
time = 88 hours, 20 minutes



Date: 05/19/20 13:44
Re: VIA 12 Vancouver to Toronto beat VIA Canadian Schedule by hou
Author: CCMF

Not held back by the padded schedule.

Bill Miller
Galt, ON



Date: 05/19/20 13:48
Re: VIA 12 Vancouver to Toronto beat VIA Canadian Schedule by hou
Author: Jimbo

Did the train pick up any cars en route?



Date: 05/19/20 13:54
Re: VIA 12 Vancouver to Toronto beat VIA Canadian Schedule by hou
Author: Marcus

Picked up one loco and 6 cars at Jasper.



Date: 05/19/20 13:59
Re: VIA 12 Vancouver to Toronto beat VIA Canadian Schedule by hou
Author: Jimbo

Marcus Wrote:
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> Picked up one loco and 6 cars at Jasper.

Thanks.  They must have been there for several months.  When the last westbound Canadian came through in March it picked up one unit.



Date: 05/19/20 14:43
Re: VIA 12 Vancouver to Toronto beat VIA Canadian Schedule by hou
Author: jp1822

Marcus Wrote:
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> Picked up one loco and 6 cars at Jasper.

Was this the last of the Skeena train - Train to Prince Rupert?



Date: 05/19/20 17:26
Re: VIA 12 Vancouver to Toronto beat VIA Canadian Schedule by hou
Author: railsmith

Marcus Wrote:
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> VIA 12
> Vancouver to Toronto empty equipment train
> turned out to be a Pandemic Express.
> It beat the in-service schedule of VIA's Canadian
> by several hours.

The in-service schedule has exactly 500 minutes (8 hr, 20 min) of station dwell time over the whole route.



Date: 05/20/20 11:59
Re: VIA 12 Vancouver to Toronto beat VIA Canadian Schedule by hou
Author: Jimbo

jp1822 Wrote:
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> Marcus Wrote:
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> -----
> > Picked up one loco and 6 cars at Jasper.
>
> Was this the last of the Skeena train - Train to
> Prince Rupert?

Both "Skeena" consists.  Two baggage, two coaches, and two Park cars.



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