jp1822 wrote:When the International was running between Chicago and Toronto, the VIA crew managed to derail (and I believe did some descent damage) a Superliner coach - if not two coaches.I slightly remember, it was in the winter , I believe that was because the train slid past the point the engineer thought he was going to be able to stop at and hit the derailer. usually the international was only 3 cars and on the Y track in Toronto VIA can just fit 5 LRC cars plus 1 loco on the Y without having to remove the derailer. the same could be said for the Maple Leaf as its usually 5 cars long and LRC are roughly the same length as an Amfleet ( give or take a foot), I believe thats one major factor why Amtrak only sends 5 cars max to Toronto.
ramonesfan wrote:i bet via is like hey its not our train lets treat it the same way people treat rental cars.
I wouldn't be surprised. seeing as how VIA pushes the Maple leaf up to and over 90 mph on the lake shore run out of Toronto when they get the high ball. Amtrak Im sure when they take possession of the train in Niagara falls after it leaves Toronto, Amtrak engineer asks..." whats that burning smell ? "... VIA engineer... " just smiling & chuckling"
Heres the Y track in Toronto....
http://www.bing.com/maps/default.aspx?v ... &encType=1