Canadian Railroad Photography & Media

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bdawe
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Canadian Railroad Photography & Media

Post by bdawe » Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:10 pm

I thought folks might appreciate a picture I took of one of VIA rail's Park Cars coupled to the protect coaches at Pacific Central Station
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Re: Canadian Railroad Photography & Media

Post by Mark0f0 » Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:06 am

Technically the caption on that image wrong; that Park Car is not one of the Prestige Parks that are used on The Canadian, but is rather a normal Park car, and would be used on Train 5/6 ("The Skeena"/"Rupert Rocket"), of which there's 2 sets needed for its operation. Periodically a car is cycled to Vancouver through Jasper on VIA #1 at which time maintenance is performed. And then shipped back on #2.

You can tell by the colour of the stripe on the car and/or by the size of the windows.

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