Selasa, 23 April 2013

[CanPassRail] Re: It's the Spot the Vintage VIA game!

 

So far for me, just 6400's...lots of modern-day 6400's. Especially the stock photo of the engineer climbing into the cab at Ottawa station. (Though none with yellow noses.)

Christie Blatchford's piece in today's National Post contrasts the lack of airline-type security at Toronto Union with the joy of train-riding, something that we all know and cherish as she does:

"Union Station is the antithesis of a modern airport, which is one reason among many to love it[Union]...remains a prisoner of the last century - early in the last century, when it was started and built. On the train, you can read, have a glass of wine and something to eat, or actually talk to your fellows. Not everyone is wired every second of the trip, and there's something comforting about the noises and the slight rocking of the train...Toronto's train station; Canada's trusting passenger: may they stay strong"

I'll also be cherishing and relishing that tomorrow on my way through the concourse, swiftly boarding the big steel beast to head east shortly thereafter!

Eric Gagnon
Kingston, Ontario
Memories of Portage la Prairie just posted at:
http://tracksidetreasure.blogspot.ca

--- In Canadian-Passenger-Rail@yahoogroups.com, "Jason Shron" <jshron@...> wrote:
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> Greetings from China,
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> I just heard the news about the alleged terror plot on Hong Kong TV.
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> Doing a quick news search I found a lovely photo of 6921 in the 1990s. Please let us know of any news reports featuring more vintage VIA trains! I'm hoping to see some blue and yellow....
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> Best regards,
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> Jason
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