Category: toronto

On October 26, 1975 Canadian National 6533 a…

On October 26, 1975 Canadian National 6533 and 6622 power a late-afternoon eastbound Lakeshore from Toronto. The train is about to pass through the construction site for highway 13. 6533 was an FP9A and 6622 an F9B.

1985 LakeshoreMontreal to TorontoVIA RailThe c…

1985 Lakeshore
Montreal to Toronto
VIA Rail

The consist includes a FPA, an ex-CN baggage car, and four ex-CN coaches.

The gifs used were made by Ken and myself. They can be found at the link below. My gifs have my name in the description.

Last Cavalier No 58 January 16, 1990 6914 is…

Last Cavalier No 58 January 16, 1990 6914 is handling the eight-car, unwyed consist solo, as did 6925 on the last westbound No 59 with seven cars.

Kingston, ON

LRCs at St-Henri by Jon R. Roma Via Flickr:…

LRCs at St-Henri

LRCs at St-Henri by Jon R. Roma

Via Flickr:

LRC-3 unit 6927 slowly pulling Toronto-bound train 67 (Renaissance) westward through the curve at St-Henri. Train 67 was scheduled to depart Central Station at 15:45, and arrive in Ontario’s capital city at 20:15.

The LRC trains feature lightweight rolling stock with active tilt mechanism to allow traveling comfortably at higher speeds on conventional track. The locomotives were built by Bombardier (successor to the Montréal Locomotive Works (MLW), and used Alco/MLW 16-cylinder 251F prime mover. While the LRC’s outward appearance was quite unlike traditional locomotives, the units possessed the familiar chugging sounds of their Alco/MLW brethren.

Though the LRC rolling stock has proven successful, and is still in service, the power units suffered some of the same mechanical issues that beset other Alco power. All of them have been retired, and VIA’s LRC trains are now pulled by conventional EMD diesels.

May 23, 1988

VIA 6550 (FP7A)

VIA 6550 (FP7A)

VIA 6550 (FP7A)

Train 58, the “Cavalier” eastbound in Montreal, Quebec
September 5, 1987

VIA 6424 (F40PH)

VIA 6424 (F40PH)

Eastbound “Renaissance” with LRC cars at Belleville, Ontario

September 5, 1987

ViA Rail 6903 (LRC)

ViA Rail 6903 (LRC)

ViA Rail 6903 (LRC)

Train 93, the eastbound “La Salle,” crossing the bridge at Dorion Quebec.

Dorion is an off-island suburb of Montreal, in southwestern Quebec located on the south shores of the Lake of Two Mountains at the confluence of the Saint Lawrence and Ottawa Rivers, just off the western edge of Île Perrot.

Dorion merged with Vaudreuil in 1994, becoming the City of Vaudreuil-Dorion.

September 5, 1987

Toronto bound Rapido #63Montreal, QCJanuary …

Toronto bound Rapido #63
Montreal, QC
January 04, 1987

VIA 6915 Leading #40 Capitol Rapido Brockvil…

VIA 6915

Leading #40 Capitol Rapido

Brockville, ON


CP/VIA Newtonville, Ontario, 1985 by Center f…

CP/VIA Newtonville, Ontario, 1985

CP/VIA Newtonville, Ontario, 1985 by Center for Railroad Photography & Art

Via Flickr:

Westbound VIA Rail Lakeshore train no. 53 near Newtonville, Ontario, on July 4, 1985. Photograph by John F. Bjorklund, © 2015, Center for Railroad Photography and Art. Bjorklund-38-19-06