Stranded VIA Rail train set to return south

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CHURCHILL, Manitoba — One VIA Rail Canada train is set to take the rarest of rare miles journeys for trains: over Hudson Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.

Crews loaded a stranded VIA Rail passenger train onboard the MV Nunalik on Wednesday. The ship is expected to take the train to eastern Canada for repatriation to the North American rail network after it was stranded in Churchill in May. That was when OmniTRAX's Herchmer Subdivision became impassable north of Avery, Man., at milepost 355 due to 19 washouts and 5 damaged bridges.

Making the journey south are F40PH-3 locomotives Nos. 6434 and 6402, baggage car 8601, coaches 8105 and 8118, dining car 8418 York, and 3 section — 8 roomette, 1 drawing room, 3 double-bedroom — sleeping car 8222 Chateau Richelieu. — John Godfrey contributed to this report
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