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Date: 08/02/22 15:15
Need name of Train
Author: edsaalig

I was in Jasper on Wednesday, July 27 and saw this 3 car train on a second track next to the station.  Any information on name or where this train was going?



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/02/22 15:17 by edsaalig.








Date: 08/02/22 15:16
Re: Need name of Train
Author: edsaalig

Was it a special?  I did see one person board the train!  Does the yellow strip tell us something about the car?  Is it a courch lounge or a diner



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/02/22 15:19 by edsaalig.




Date: 08/02/22 15:53
Re: Need name of Train
Author: telegraphboy

edsaalig Wrote:
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> I was in Jasper on Wednesday, July 27 and saw this
> 3 car train on a second track next to the station.
>  Any information on name or where this train was
> going?

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Date: 08/02/22 15:56
Re: Need name of Train
Author: newtonville150

edsaalig Wrote:
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> I was in Jasper on Wednesday, July 27 and saw this
> 3 car train on a second track next to the station.
>  Any information on name or where this train was
> going?

That looks like "The Skeena"...runs from Jasper AB to Prince Rupert BC.

...John Reay
Springhill NS



Date: 08/02/22 18:14
Re: Need name of Train
Author: NiagaraMike

My vote the " Skeena "



Date: 08/02/22 18:27
Re: Need name of Train
Author: railsmith

newtonville150 Wrote:

> That looks like "The Skeena"...runs from Jasper AB
> to Prince Rupert BC.

The former "Skeena". It lost its name 13 years ago. Now it is simply Train 5 westbound and Train 6 eastbound.

The name was dropped as of the June 17, 2009, timetable, along with the names of all other VIA trains, except for the Canadian and Ocean.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/02/22 18:28 by railsmith.



Date: 08/02/22 18:37
Re: Need name of Train
Author: railsmith

edsaalig Wrote:
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> Was it a special?  I did see one person board the
> train!  Does the yellow strip tell us something
> about the car?  Is it a courch lounge or a diner

That's VIA's new livery for cars used in Corridor and eastern services. Some have migrated to the west.

The number appears to begin with an 8, which would make it a coach.



Date: 08/02/22 19:47
Re: Need name of Train
Author: DTrainshooter

The Rupert Rocket aka Skeena...one of the best train rides in the World !



Date: 08/02/22 21:52
Re: Need name of Train
Author: edsaalig

The coach is number 8100.  Is that a full coach?



Date: 08/02/22 22:02
Re: Need name of Train
Author: CCMF

VIA 8100 ex CP 100, full coach.

Bill Miller
Galt, ON



Date: 08/03/22 06:36
Re: Need name of Train
Author: NPRocky

A bit of a surprise to see one of those six ex-UP RPO cars (now VIA baggage cars) in the West



Date: 08/03/22 07:03
Re: Need name of Train
Author: viatrainrider

Yes, that would be VIA Train 5 or 6 parked at Jasper between runs.



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