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Will 2012 see more Private Varnish on Via Rail?
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grobrailman
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Will 2012 see more Private Varnish on Via Rail?
 
« on: Dec 26th, 2011, 9:34am »
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I am wondering if we will see more (any? ) PV cars at the end of Via passenger trains in 2012....I miss seeing them especially the old restored heavyweight cars.  

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Re: Will 2012 see more Private Varnish on Via Rail?
 
« Reply #1 on: Jan 8th, 2012, 2:57am »
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What is VIA's policy on private car haul?
IIRC, Amtrak's policy is that the cars are wired/plumbed the same way as theirs?


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Re: Will 2012 see more Private Varnish on Via Rail?
 
« Reply #2 on: Jan 8th, 2012, 10:55am »
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In general VIA will accept a private car that meets Amtrak standards on one of its trains even though it may not be fully compliant with Transport Canada regulations. Due to HEP differences, these cars have to be placed at the end of the train and VIA does not allow such cars to run behind a Park car.  Other than the Park car restriction which prevents PV traveling on the Canadian and summer Ocean, the main reason we don't see them very often is that VIA's rates are much higher than Amtrak's.
 
The AAPRCO cancelled plans in 2005 to hold their annual convention in Halifax due to the high cost quoted by VIA for running their special train between Montreal and Halifax and a requirement for inspection by Transport Canada which may have disqualified some cars.


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