News Wire: Delayed ship ready to rescue stranded VIA Rail passenger train

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Posted by Brian Schmidt on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 9:02 AM

MONTREAL, Quebec — Stormy weather on Hudson Bay means it will be a few more days until VIA Rail Canada can rescue a stranded passenger train by ship. The MV Nunalik sought shelter in Whale Cove, north of Churchill, Manitoba, for most of a day ...

http://trn.trains.com/news/news-wire/2017/10/16-via-stranded

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Posted by Overmod on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 12:30 PM

Why have I heard nothing about this story before ... including on the heavily-Canadian-patronized String Lining thread?

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Posted by Miningman on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 1:50 PM

Overmod--Well you did not look hard enough! There has been a lot discussed on this subject going back a year although spread out over 3 or 4 different threads dealing with the subject. 

The Trudeau Liberal Government has finally stopped playing bluff poker with Omni and has agreed to pay for the track repairs, some 60 million, IF Omni agrees to sell it at a reasonable price to Native Groups and their business interests. 

There is quite a good article that I posted not long ago with details of the work, the method, the workforce itself and the costs.

As for VIA I suppose they are not willing to wait for the track repairs which should be completed sometime in November. 

There has been a lot of postings on the subject, most by myself. I am at work, doing this at lunchtime and simply cannot search for these articles because of time restraints, but they are in several seperate Hudson Bay Railroad headings and String Lining. 

 

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Posted by Overmod on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 2:55 PM

 

Aha!  So this is not really any more a ‘breaking news’ story than the Newswire staff’s repeatedly trolling UP for comment on the ’scandalous’ drone videos while ignoring the snowboarding-over-the-train-with-attractive-blonde one?

Thanks.  I stand better informed.  Hey, at least I wouldn’t have asked if not for reading about it here... Dunce

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Posted by Miningman on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 5:28 PM

I suppose the "breaking part" is that the ship sent to pick up the VIA cars encountered rough seas and had to take shelter in a safe harbour, therefore delaying the scheduled arrival date in the Port of Churchill.

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Posted by BaltACD on Friday, October 20, 2017 3:11 PM

Miningman
I suppose the "breaking part" is that the ship sent to pick up the VIA cars encountered rough seas and had to take shelter in a safe harbour, therefore delaying the scheduled arrival date in the Port of Churchill.

Imagine that - delays in transportation!

         

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Posted by Paul of Covington on Saturday, October 21, 2017 1:25 AM

BaltACD

 

 
Miningman
I suppose the "breaking part" is that the ship sent to pick up the VIA cars encountered rough seas and had to take shelter in a safe harbour, therefore delaying the scheduled arrival date in the Port of Churchill.

 

Imagine that - delays in transportation!

 

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Posted by Overmod on Saturday, October 21, 2017 8:09 PM

By the way -- in the ACTUAL breaking-news, non-trolling category of news you haven't heard from Newswire: this from Railway Age about the Hudson's Bay Railway and the Omnitrax situation, October 18th

http://www.railwayage.com/index.php/freight/short-lines/canada-gives-omnitrax-30-days-to-repair-hbr.html?channel=&Itemid=474

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Posted by NKP guy on Saturday, October 21, 2017 9:24 PM

Paul of Covington
   Sounds like they need to implement PSS.* ____________ * Precision Scheduled Shipping

   May I suggest "Precision Mis-management Scheduling"?  

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Posted by Paul of Covington on Saturday, October 21, 2017 9:43 PM

NKP guy

 

 
Paul of Covington
   Sounds like they need to implement PSS.* ____________ * Precision Scheduled Shipping

 

   May I suggest "Precision Mis-management Scheduling"?  

 

   PMS?   I think that might be already taken.

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