News Wire: After big delays, VIA cancels two 'Canadian' trips

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Posted by Brian Schmidt on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 8:19 AM

MONTREAL — VIA Rail Canada cancelled two departures of its flagship train, the Vancouver-Toronto Canadian, over the weekend, in an effort to recover after a westbound train fell almost two days behind schedule [see “‘Canadian’...

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Posted by BaltACD on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 2:56 PM

So will the carriers now try to make one THREE days late?

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Posted by Deggesty on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 3:13 PM

I hope the dining car stewards were able to replenish their stock along the way so they did not have to open cans of beef stew--or whatever they do when they have more meals to serve than were planned.

I remember that the northbound Coast Starlight's steward had to buy food in Chemult, Oregon, 28 years ago when a freight train was derailed in one of the tunnels across the Cascades--so he could provide dinner for the passengers (we reached Seattle  ten hours late).


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