Classic Budd Stainless Steel and Domes for Christmas!

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Classic Budd Stainless Steel and Domes for Christmas!
Posted by ghCBNS on Monday, December 25, 2017 6:17 AM

VIA is running six extra Oceans (three round trips) between Montreal and Halifax for the Holidays using a solid Budd Stainless Steel consist including two Dome Cars.

6431 F40

6449 F40

8619 Baggage

8103 Coach

8139 Coach

8118 Coach

8130 Coach

8506 Skyline Dome

Kent Diner

Chateau LaSalle Sleeper

Chateau Brule Sleeper

Chateau LaTour Sleeper

Chateau Levis Sleeper

Bell Manor Sleeper

Craig Manor Sleeper

Tweedsmuir Park Dome Sleeper Observation

 

The extra trains are in addition to the usual Oceans using the Renaissance equipment.....which also always run with a Budd ‘Park Car’ Dome Observation....bringing up the markers.

 

 

 

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Posted by Miningman on Monday, December 25, 2017 11:32 AM

Geez those cars will be eligible for Canada Pension Plan and Old Age security benefits...they sure proved their value and worth and still going.....just like me!

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Posted by Firelock76 on Monday, December 25, 2017 11:36 AM

All Budd cars?  Well, what would be more appropriate for Christmas than a passnger train that looks like a classic Lionel set on steroids?

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Posted by Deggesty on Monday, December 25, 2017 11:58 AM

What a lovely consist!

Our first trip to the Atlantic Provinces, in 2007, was a round trip with Renaisance equipment--and two years later, we went to Moncton in a drawing room! However, even though there was a dome lounge car in the consist, there was no Park car, for the train to Gaspe was still running, and its equipment was on the rear between Montreal and Matapedia. Returning from Moncton, alas, we had a room in a Renaissance car.

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Posted by ghCBNS on Friday, December 29, 2017 4:45 PM

ghCBNS
The extra trains are in addition to the usual Oceans using the Renaissance equipment.....which also always run with a Budd ‘Park Car’ Dome Observation....bringing up the markers.

 

Here’s the westbound Ocean #15 at Truro NS this afternoon, Dec 29/17 with a Renaissance consist including 5 coaches, 8 sleepers, 2 lounge-service cars bracketing a full diner....plus a Budd Chateau Sleeper (crew) and ‘Tramblant Park’ bringing up the markers. Train is sold-out.

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by Miningman on Friday, December 29, 2017 6:31 PM

Great pictures... well done! 

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