Discussion of Canadian Passenger Rail Services such as AMT (Montreal), Go Transit (Toronto), VIA Rail, and other Canadian Railways and Transit

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  by gaspeamtrak
 
I know they run a "Park Car" in "High Season"
I have heard there is a mid-train Dome run on the rear of the train during the "Off Season" when the "Park Car" is removed?
So this means, the "Ocean" has a "Dome" car year round on it?
Can anybody elaborate on this?
Also how many cars does it normally run with not counting the "Gaspe " section?
Thanks!:D
  by marquisofmississauga
 
Yes, there is now a dome car year-round. In the peak seasons, roughly mid-June to mid-October and for two weeks near Christmas,there is a Park car. The rest of the time it is a Skyline car at the end of the train. Recently a few runs had a Park car instead of a Skyline, but there was speculation this was because of some damage to one of the Skyline cars. Reservia showed sleeping car space available for sale in some of the Park cars, but not all of them.

The usual off-peak consist is baggage, two or three coaches, service car-diner-service car, four or five sleepers, transition car and Skyline. In the peak season there are usually four coaches and six to eight sleepers. Occasionally a Manor or Château-series sleeper has been operated as well.
  by NS VIA FAN
 
When a Skyline is running, the Gaspe Section....F40 and all, is just attached to the rear. And during the winter, I’ve noticed the Skyline has an orange tarp covering the coupler to protect it from ice and snow to facilitate this.

When a Park is on the rear, the Gaspe Section goes on the front between the F40’s and the Halifax Renaissance section.

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  by gaspeamtrak
 
marquisofmississauga wrote:Yes, there is now a dome car year-round. In the peak seasons, roughly mid-June to mid-October and for two weeks near Christmas,there is a Park car. The rest of the time it is a Skyline car at the end of the train. Recently a few runs had a Park car instead of a Skyline, but there was speculation this was because of some damage to one of the Skyline cars. Reservia showed sleeping car space available for sale in some of the Park cars, but not all of them.

The usual off-peak consist is baggage, two or three coaches, service car-diner-service car, four or five sleepers, transition car and Skyline. In the peak season there are usually four coaches and six to eight sleepers. Occasionally a Manor or Château-series sleeper has been operated as well.

Thank you! :D