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Old December 13th, 2013, 10:45 AM   #361
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Are there any studies towards building a high-speed line between London and Quebec City via Toronto, Kingston and Montreal?
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Old January 3rd, 2014, 12:39 PM   #362
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Does anyone know why Calgary, Regina, and Thunder Bay were bypassed? I know they rerouted the line to a northerly route. Why? Why would you bypass about a million people?
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Old January 3rd, 2014, 01:59 PM   #363
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They weren't bypassed, service was cut. The Canadian rail network is many times smaller than it was a century ago. Air travel decimated passenger rail in this country as only the highest volume routes remained viable.
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Old January 3rd, 2014, 04:06 PM   #364
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There are two transcontinental railways in Canada, right?

One via Regina and Winnipeg, other further north.

In any case: rail is a non-viable proposition for long distance travel between Ontario and the central provinces, or between them and Vancouver. Distances are just too big, except for some futuristic maglev. Maybe there is a market for some Edmonton-Calgary service.
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Old January 4th, 2014, 12:37 AM   #365
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Aside from the fact that the video covers the loss of one of our pair of cross country passenger routings, its inaccuracies are minor:


The axed routing is the southern one

I think three parallel cross country ROWs can be found in at least a couple of swaths of land.
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Old January 8th, 2014, 04:03 PM   #366
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This dreary country's state of affairs here, allowing propane and crude to be hauled together by rail. Fiery derailment of such cargo ablaze in New Brunswick wilderness right now.
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Old January 8th, 2014, 05:10 PM   #367
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This dreary country's state of affairs here, allowing propane and crude to be hauled together by rail. Fiery derailment of such cargo ablaze in New Brunswick wilderness right now.

Problem really is the volumes of the two products out of Port Tupper and Saint John together only make a combined train feasible probably. I am along the route from Point Tupper and if there was a train of 20 propane tankers every day I would be surprised. The volume is going to increase as the Nustar tank farm is looking to expand their rail off loading facilities .
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Old January 9th, 2014, 03:13 AM   #368
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Customary Canadia/en dreariness
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Old January 9th, 2014, 04:34 PM   #369
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This federation's inadequate transport safety board's impotent live press conference would undoubtedly startle folks in poor countries were they watching :pfft: the board's lone rep's (inestigator's) live, on-screen performance right now .. well, at least America's Dennis Rodman demonstrates clarity, eh?
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Old January 9th, 2014, 04:47 PM   #370
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Most of the board's conference was addressed in French.
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Old January 11th, 2014, 08:20 PM   #371
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Yesterday being the 4th day of the blaze nearby Plaster Rock, the (customarily sprawling Canadian) hamlet of 150, a controlled explosion was set off (and videotaped) in the hopes of snuffing out the abandoned trackside inferno.
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Old January 14th, 2014, 05:14 AM   #372
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Old January 23rd, 2014, 04:14 PM   #373
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Try scoring yourself a copy of the sale contract between the buyer & seller?
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Old January 23rd, 2014, 04:21 PM   #374
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Transport safety board will be (hastily?) holding a news conference on their Lac-Mégantic investigation today at 11AM NYC time. News says that the unusual action of that board convening with the press midway through an (usually year-long) investigation of theirs signifies there being a major risk to public safety.

There's been news published on that accident practically every day since that train accident, by the way.
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Old January 23rd, 2014, 06:19 PM   #375
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The board's 3 recommendations are proper:
1. tanker cars (practically every one of the 72 cars was punctured);
2. route planning (least risky journey);
3. establishment of emergency response measures.
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Old January 23rd, 2014, 09:49 PM   #376
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Country's transport critic (official opposition's shadow minister) is to have followed up with her own press conference early this afternoon.
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Old January 28th, 2014, 07:29 PM   #377
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Today's -- all because the CNR planned last week to abandon a 70Km segment in New Brunswick:
Via Rail's Maritime-Quebec passenger service in doubt
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Old January 30th, 2014, 02:06 AM   #378
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Accused Via Rail terrorist rants in court about strip search, gay marriage
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Old January 30th, 2014, 03:54 AM   #379
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Today's -- all because the CNR planned last week to abandon a 70Km segment in New Brunswick:
Via Rail's Maritime-Quebec passenger service in doubt
So they are going to close a passenger train line because they won't have to fight the freight line for schedule slots... Weird! I hope Via Rail decides to take over the line anyway. How much could the maintenance possibly be for plain non-electrified tracks?
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Via Rail Canada=>Fia' Wail Can o' duh

Like many other agencies around the world, our national passenger rail agency's really a sheep in wolf's clothing
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