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Date: 09/08/20 09:03
Riding the 'Cabot' back in '77
Author: ghCBNS

Riding the 'Cabot' back in May 1977 from Truro NS to Stellarton NS. The 'Cabot' was actually the Sydney Section of the e/b Ocean...with a through Coach, Dayniter and Cafe-Lounge from Montreal.








Date: 09/08/20 09:21
Re: Riding the 'Cabot' back in '77
Author: cn6218

Sproule Lumber (first image) was a big operation back in the '70s too!

GTD



Date: 09/08/20 09:57
Re: Riding the 'Cabot' back in '77
Author: King_Coal

Thanks for sharing. Would have been a nice trip.



Date: 09/09/20 15:01
Re: Riding the 'Cabot' back in '77
Author: jp1822

At this point in time, when the three through cars were handed off from the eastbound Ocean to the eastbound Cabot - where did the Cabot originate from - Truro? Halifax? No sleeper done as a through car? And aside from the Dayniter and Lounge, rest of the cars all coach? Drawing a blank with the Cabot during this time.......not sure why..........



Date: 09/09/20 15:56
Re: Riding the 'Cabot' back in '77
Author: ghCBNS

#18-19 ran between Truro and Sydney only. You changed in Truro to continue to/from Halifax. The thru Montreal sleeper was discontinued in 1974 when the new Dayniters were introduced.

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Date: 09/09/20 18:43
Re: Riding the 'Cabot' back in '77
Author: gaspeamtrak

Great story ! I never heard of this train till now. Also great photos to...
Thank you for sharing... :):):)



Date: 09/10/20 04:41
Re: Riding the 'Cabot' back in '77
Author: ghCBNS

gaspeamtrak Wrote:
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> Great story ! I never heard of this train till now.

I guess 'technically' the Cabot was the through train between Sydney and Montreal that only ran for two summers: 1967 on the NTR via Edmundston and in 1968 on the ICR via Campbellton......but to us locals.....#18 and #19 were always the Cabot.

At other times it was Sydney Section of the Ocean.




Date: 09/10/20 04:43
Re: Riding the 'Cabot' back in '77
Author: ghCBNS

With the timetable changes in January 1970. The through cars between Montreal and Sydney came east in the Ocean but now went west in the Scotian. This was just the opposite of the through cars between Montreal and Gaspe: eastbound they were in the Scotian to Matapedia and westbound in the Ocean. (and Gaspe residents probably just called it the Chaleur! :) 



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/10/20 10:46 by ghCBNS.




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