Walter Pfefferle | 1 Jan 14:33 2010
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Railways A Year in Review


> The last paragraph stands out and should force government to ship more by
> rail and less by truck.
> 
> <snip>
> Canada's 53 railways transport 75 per cent of freight traffic in Canada
> and 72.3 million passengers, yet generate only three per cent of
> greenhouse gas emissions. They operate an average of 775 trains a day in
> Canada, and 100 trains cross the border between Canada and the United
> States each day. 
> <snip>
> 
> Story here http://www.dcnonl.com/nw/16145
> 
> Railpast
> Walter Pfefferle
> Beachville Ontario
> 

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qc_railfan | 1 Jan 19:02 2010
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No 'GO' units on VIA 601/603 this morning

Happy New Year everybody

I went to Shawinigan this morning, hoping to see 'GO' units on VIA
601/603, but none this morning.... Here is the consist:

Loco VIA 6409
Loco VIA 6449 *
Coach 8145 *
Coach 8147 *
Baggage 8622 *
Baggage 8618
Coach 8146

* for Jonquière

I was surprised to see only one coach on the Senneterre train on this
long 'Holiday' weekend...  About 7-8 passengers got off in Shawinigan,
and a dozen got in, pretty much evenly on the Abitibi and Saguenay
trains.  The train was pretty much on time

André St-Amant
3-Rivières, QC

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Don Thomas | 1 Jan 19:47 2010
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Re: Railways A Year in Review

How much difference would it make if governments shipped more by rail and less by truck? Governments don't
ship much freight.

Don Thomas

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Walter Pfefferle 
  To: Canadian-Passenger-Rail@... 
  Sent: Friday, January 01, 2010 6:33 AM
  Subject: [CanPassRail] Railways A Year in Review

  > The last paragraph stands out and should force government to ship more by
  > rail and less by truck.
  > 
  > <snip>
  > Canada's 53 railways transport 75 per cent of freight traffic in Canada
  > and 72.3 million passengers, yet generate only three per cent of
  > greenhouse gas emissions. They operate an average of 775 trains a day in
  > Canada, and 100 trains cross the border between Canada and the United
  > States each day. 
  > <snip>
  > 
  > Story here http://www.dcnonl.com/nw/16145
  > 
  > Railpast
  > Walter Pfefferle
  > Beachville Ontario
  > 

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David Jeanes | 1 Jan 20:02 2010
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Re: Railways A Year in Review

On 1/1/2010 13:47, "Don Thomas" <thomasd@...> wrote:

> How much difference would it make if governments shipped more by rail and less
> by truck? Governments don't ship much freight.

Except garbage!

David Jeanes

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Will | 1 Jan 16:33 2010

Re: Reinstate the Niagara Rainbow?

I don't want to get to far off topic but I haven't found border guards  
on trains any more intrusive than anywhere else. The same border  
guards checking trains also check people walking across the border so  
chances are if you look suspicous enough to warrent a secondary you'll  
get it via any mode of transit.

My last experience with US customs at O'Hare was 0 questions and a  
"have a nice day". If you want to save hassles at the border just get  
Nexus, it doesn't work with rail crossings yet but saves time and  
hassles going via air or ground.

Will
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On 2009-12-29, at 7:06 PM, "Sean" <ugly@...> wrote:

> Holy Ghost of Christmas Past, Batman!
> Usually I have deliberately crossed the border on foot. It was much  
> less
> intrusive.
> Those border goons on the train go through your drawers like nobody's
> business!

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Walter Pfefferle | 1 Jan 20:30 2010
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RE: [Bulk] Re: Railways A Year in Review

I guess I didn't write what I meant. I was trying to say that somehow more
freight should move to rails and less by truck to reduce our emissions. Not
sure if government involvement could make it happen.

 
Railpast
Walter Pfefferle
Beachville Ontario

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How much difference would it make if governments shipped more by rail and
less by truck? Governments don't ship much freight.

Don Thomas

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> The last paragraph stands out and should force government to ship more by
> rail and less by truck.
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Don Thomas | 1 Jan 20:38 2010
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Re: Railways A Year in Review

They produce paper, but mostly ship bull!

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  On 1/1/2010 13:47, "Don Thomas" <thomasd@...> wrote:

  > How much difference would it make if governments shipped more by rail and less
  > by truck? Governments don't ship much freight.

  Except garbage!

  David Jeanes

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Walter Pfefferle | 1 Jan 20:56 2010
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OS: First photos of 2010 72 & 73


> Looked as if the Sun might come out so headed trackside. No Sun but did
> catch 72 & 73 brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.
> 
> http://teltech.50webs.com/viacn010110.htm
> 
> Railpast
> Walter Pfefferle
> Beachville Ontario
> 

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chestertrains1 | 1 Jan 21:35 2010
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Re: OS: Last VIA 1 through Winnipeg in 2009

Great video and photogaph, which reminds me, now that a Chateau sleeper seems to be the norm on this winter's
Canadian, was the question of whether the space in that car is sold answered?

David Miller

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Will | 1 Jan 23:01 2010

Re: Re: OS: Last VIA 1 through Winnipeg in 2009

I'm on the Canadian in about a week and I'm booked into the last  
sleeper before the park car, so I believe it is sold. I'll let the  
list know for sure when I'm on board.

Will

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On 2010-01-01, at 12:35 PM, "chestertrains1"  
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> Great video and photogaph, which reminds me, now that a Chateau  
> sleeper seems to be the norm on this winter's Canadian, was the  
> question of whether the space in that car is sold answered?

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