The Atlantic - "First” Last Run 35 Years Ago This Week.

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The Atlantic - "First” Last Run 35 Years Ago This Week.

Postby NS VIA FAN » Thu Nov 17, 2016 9:03 am

A major cut to VIA services occurred in November 1981. Here's the last run of the westbound Atlantic at Truro Nova Scotia on November 14, 1981. Later that evening the Atlantic would cross through the USA on it's way between Halifax, Saint John and Montreal.

VIA's Atlantic was the last passenger train serving the State of Maine at that time**. The Atlantic was restored in June 1985......then lasted 'till Dec 1994 when it was discontinued for the second time with the proposed abandonment of the CPR across Maine. (**Amtrak eventually began service to Maine with the Downeaster in Dec. 2001)

VIA #11 w/b Truro, NS Nov. 14/81
6773 FPA-4
6860 FPB-4
9654 Baggage
5519 Coach
5594 Coach
750 Cafe-Lounge
5738 DayNiter
1350 Diner
1087 Cape Breton 2bdr 2comp Sleeper Lounge
1163 Greenmount 6-6-4 Sleeper
1179 Green Ridge 6-6-4 Sleeper
1181 Greenwich 6-6-4 Sleeper
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