After posting photos taken by my cousins of the last Dayliner through Lachute on November 14, 1981, I was happy to hear from Ian Walker. Turns out Ian was at the Lachute station that same morning, returning in the evening for the last Ottawa-bound train.
Before making the Lachute station stop, there was a meet to attend to with daily freight CP No 85. The Dayliner took the siding (above) The MLW-led freight appears (below):
After backing out and taking the main, it was on to Montreal. Engineer Ab Sabouirin takes the RDC-1 through the back streets of Lachute:
That evening, Ab headed back north with 6102, after 6128 was involved in that untimely collision in the morning. Heading back to Ottawa at Lachute:
Conductor Jean-Jacques Sirois worked the morning run (above) and the conductor for the evening run was Robert Charlefour (August 1977 photo with CP hockey-stick face Budd).
Thanks to Ian Walker for sharing these photographs and being there to also document these train-offs.
VIA has released LRC car 3356 in a Canada 150 wrap, including some online communities in various colours. For some reason, Chatham has always loomed large on VIA's radar! Jordan McCallum photos at VIA's Toronto Maintenance Centre - thanks, Jordan!
Robert Ramsay recently posted a couple of intriguing videos to Youtube. The first shows CN's Super Continental at Winnipeg. The second shows CP's (and VIA's) Canadian. Don't you think the Canadian looks the best with a 'one of each' consist?
Malcolm Peakman shared a photo of Toronto's prototype Crosstown articulated car on its way to Bombardier at Millhaven aboard CN Belleville turn No 518. Thanks, Malcolm!