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 NS VIA FAN
 
VIA's Bras d'Or is making it's way east today on the first run of the 2004 season. It's on CN from Halifax to Truro and Rail America's Cape Breton & Central Nova Scotia Railway from Truro to Sydney.

Here's the consist:

6410 F40
8613 Baggage
8138 Coach
8506 Skyline Dome
Yoho Park Dome Sleeper Observation
  by marquisofmississauga
 
My family took the third round trip of the season, i.e. Halifax-Sydney on 15th June and return on the 16th. The consist was, I believe, the same as the first run. There were about 50 passengers on the eastbound trip and 30 on the westbound.

It is a first rate operation, and we thoroughly enjoyed it. The round trip cost is about $411, including tax. We travelled on VIA Preference points: 4,000 per person.