electricron wrote: ↑Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:08 am I'm still waiting on reading Siemens railcars being bought to replace the ancient HEP Budd built cars on the Canadian and Ocean. That would be earth shaking news.There are coaches of an older vintage: the 1946-era coaches purchased in the 1990s from various US sources. Seventeen of those were to be rebuilt by Bombardier. This rebuild programme has been cancelled due to serious structural issues found. The HEP-2 corridor coaches and VIA 1 cars are getting an interior refurbishment but not a rebuild. The rebuild of the 1954 Budd coaches by CAD is apparently going ahead. Some are already completed. I saw two at the Toronto Maintenance Centre a few weeks ago.
This is VIA's information about the rebuilds. It has not been amended to show the cancellation of the rebuild for what was to be called HEP-3 coaches.
https://corpo.viarail.ca/en/projects-in ... ge-program