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Corporate Image
Posted by CP Modeller on Saturday, August 17, 2019 6:20 PM

Can any one tell me if VIA Rail have a corporate paint scheme for their station buildings,etc., My guess is that doors are a darkish blue and window frames might be yellow. Is that the case or am I wrong ???

Kind regards  Colin     U.K.

 

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Posted by BigDaddy on Saturday, August 17, 2019 6:59 PM

I don't live there either, but if you google search Via Rail Stations, it looks like the sign is standardizied, yellow VIA, red maple leaf and white VIA Rail Canada on a blue background.

The stations are North American urban and rural stations, mostly built a long time ago.

Henry

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Posted by wjstix on Monday, August 19, 2019 4:29 PM

Don't assume that the colors of the engines and cars is the color of their buildings. Many railroads over the decades have used different colors for the two things. Great Northern depots were white and medium green, not Pullman green and Omaha orange. Northern Pacific stations were two-tone brown, not two-tone green.

p.s. I don't know how many wood stations they have left, seems like most I've seen pics of were brick and/or stone.

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Posted by cv_acr on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 8:45 AM

The only standard is the VIA signage.

Most of the stations are old former Canadian National station buildings that are still in use. In a few locations where not a lot of passengers are boarding, the old run-down station buildings have been replaced by small waiting shelters.

I've found a few VIA-built stations that were obviously erected around the same time and share architecture, but otherwise there aren't any structure standards.

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