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

Moderator: Ken V

  by Ken V
VIA Rail unveils a new look for the summer

As part of a promotional contest this summer, VIA Rail will be wrapping six of its locomotives in a scheme inspired by the Spider-Man®-2 movie. An announcement of contest details and a special media photo opportunity will be held at VIA's Toronto Maintenance Centre in Mimico tomorrow.

The press release is available from Canada Newswire

  by Ken V
Contest information is now available on VIA's website VIARail.ca. There's also a photo of one of VIA's F40's in the Spider-Man scheme.

  by 7 Train
First time I've ever heard of a trainspotting contest for prizes.

  by Ken V
7 Train wrote:First time I've ever heard of a trainspotting contest for prizes.
Is this a good idea? I think so! :)

  by Ken V
Full contest details are now available on VIA's website at SpiderMan-2

There are also some colourful new graphics when you first visit the VIA home page: viarail.ca. I only saw this once and then it was gone.

  by Ken V
I just spotted my first Spidey unit, F40PH-2 6401, which was the second unit, trailing the CBC 6403, on Montreal bound train 668.

  by TerryC
If there are six units and two are F40PH-2's; what are the other four units?
F40PH-2's as well?

keep asking keep learning
Last edited by TerryC on Tue Jun 29, 2004 5:17 pm, edited 1 time in total.

  by Ken V
All six of the Spider-Man units were F40PH-2s.