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7/26/2017
 
 
 
 
 
By:John Radimecky
Dates:10/25/2007 - 11/1/2007
Album Info:rail photos from a honeymoon trip on VIA's Hudson Bay from Winnipeg to Churchill, Manitoba, Canada to see Polar Bears
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VIA triple debroom
Title:  VIA triple debroom
Description:  the third bed would crank down from the ceiling above the bottom bed here. sink is just off to the left, and the toilet is in a compartment further left. Wonderful rooms and I hope to ride in them again.
Photo Date:  10/25/2007  Upload Date: 12/12/2008 10:58:48 PM
Location:  Winnipeg, MB
Author:  John Radimecky
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VIA triple bedroom - couch/bed view
Title:  VIA triple bedroom - couch/bed view
Description:  this bed at night is a very comfortable couch by day. Perfect for an after breakfast nap or I-drank-too-much-whiskey early afternoon nap.
Photo Date:  10/25/2007  Upload Date: 12/12/2008 10:58:49 PM
Location:  Winnipeg, MB
Author:  John Radimecky
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The Hudson Bay
Title:  The Hudson Bay
Description:  the view of The Hudson Bay train the morning after departure from Winnipeg. Finally the first view of the entire train. The recent decision of VIA to add of an observation car sure was fortunate for us, it made the trip even more wonderful.
Photo Date:  10/26/2007  Upload Date: 12/12/2008 10:58:50 PM
Location:  Winnipeg, MB
Author:  John Radimecky
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a rolling stock roster shot
Title:  a rolling stock roster shot
Description:  took a bunch of similar photos as we slowly rolled by lots of grain cars but this was one of only a couple that were clear.
Photo Date:  10/26/2007  Upload Date: 12/12/2008 10:58:50 PM
Location:  Winnipeg, MB
Author:  John Radimecky
Categories:  RollingStock
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a cool scheme/graphic deign.
Title:  a cool scheme/graphic deign.
Description:  seems to have more life than a regular corporate logo
Photo Date:  10/26/2007  Upload Date: 12/12/2008 10:58:51 PM
Location:  The Pas, MB
Author:  John Radimecky
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mural across from the depot
Title:  mural across from the depot
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Photo Date:  10/26/2007  Upload Date: 12/12/2008 10:58:52 PM
Location:  The Pas, MB
Author:  John Radimecky
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Locomotives:  VIA 6445(F40PH-2)
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Chateau Marquette
Title:  Chateau Marquette
Description:  our sleeper car, conveniently located just before the observation and lounge car.
Photo Date:  10/26/2007  Upload Date: 12/12/2008 10:58:52 PM
Location:  The Pas, MB
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observation car
Title:  observation car
Description:  sorry I don't seem to have a picture showing the name of this car. sure was nice riding in it though.
Photo Date:  10/26/2007  Upload Date: 12/12/2008 10:58:53 PM
Location:  The Pas, MB
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yard view
Title:  yard view
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Photo Date:  10/26/2007  Upload Date: 12/12/2008 10:58:53 PM
Location:  The Pas, MB
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yard view as we depart
Title:  yard view as we depart
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Photo Date:  10/26/2007  Upload Date: 12/12/2008 10:58:54 PM
Location:  The Pas, MB
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cool view from the observation car
Title:  cool view from the observation car
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Photo Date:  10/26/2007  Upload Date: 12/12/2008 10:58:54 PM
Location:  The Pas, MB
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etched glass designs in the dining car
Title:  etched glass designs in the dining car
Description:  each of the 6 or so panels had an attractive and tasteful etching of different birds
Photo Date:  10/26/2007  Upload Date: 12/12/2008 10:58:55 PM
Location:  The Pas, MB
Author:  John Radimecky
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Station at The Pas (rhymes with Ma and Pa)
Title:  Station at The Pas (rhymes with Ma and Pa)
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Photo Date:  10/27/2007  Upload Date: 12/28/2008 11:13:05 AM
Location:  The Pas, MB
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heat pipes & sinks
Title:  heat pipes & sinks
Description:  the tundra has no stability of its own, the grade's integrity relies on the ground remaining frozen. these heat pipes and sinks help keep the ground frozen. These are the newer of the two styles seen periodically along both sides of the line to Hudson's Bay.
Photo Date:  10/27/2007  Upload Date: 12/12/2008 10:58:55 PM
Location:  Churchill, MB
Author:  John Radimecky
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older style heat pipes and sinks
Title:  older style heat pipes and sinks
Description:  to dissipate heat and keep the tunra frozen and minimize shifting of the grade.
Photo Date:  10/27/2007  Upload Date: 12/12/2008 10:58:55 PM
Location:  Churchill, MB
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lift plow sign, and the why of the curious telephone pole...
Title:  lift plow sign, and the why of the curious telephone pole...
Description:  The old telegraph or telephone poles are no longer in use but their tripod shape is interesting. It's too difficult to pound a telephone pole into the frozen tundra so the tripod almost floats on top. The three legs of the tripd can all pivot so as the tundra's surface thaws, freezes, and shifts the lines remain intact. The tripods are a constant companion all through the tundra.
Photo Date:  10/27/2007  Upload Date: 12/12/2008 10:58:56 PM
Location:  Churchill, MB
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why we often are moving only 10-15mph
Title:  why we often are moving only 10-15mph
Description:  the tracks wiggle up and down independently, left and right, and sometimes you can even spot a (small) change in the gauge. No wonder we're moving so slowly but we don't care. More time to enjoy the ride in this comfy observation lounge.
Photo Date:  10/27/2007  Upload Date: 12/12/2008 10:58:57 PM
Location:  Churchill, MB
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if the rails were drunk...
Title:  if the rails were drunk...
Description:  Location is somewhere around Thomson but I can't choose that as a location. It seemed like we were under speed restrictions more often than not and a view of the track conditions shows why. a great trip, just make sure you plan for lots of slack time after your scheduled arrival since you will probably be late.
Photo Date:  10/27/2007  Upload Date: 12/12/2008 10:58:57 PM
Location:  Churchill, MB
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Why did the fans quit blowing and why are we coming to a stop?
Title:  Why did the fans quit blowing and why are we coming to a stop?
Description:  We're out in the tundra (perhaps between Thompson and Churchill), the closest I have been to the middle of nowhere with the tracks and power lines as the only reminders of civilization. there are no roads here. I noticed the fans conk out as we left the dining car and I knew something was up. By the time we reached the observation car at the end we were coming to a stop. The HEP kept tripping as we later found out. You can see the conductor, engineer, and a passenger who just happened to be a retired engineer walking the train a couple of times checking connections and disappearing into the second locomotive. It was a wise decision to stop now and fix the head end power while the sun was still keeping us warm and it would take us about 2 hours of just sitting here if I remember right. the bar was right below us and it still worked so my memory of time might be happily fuzzy. When the retired engineer took up his clark kent passenger status a number of the other passengers bought him a couple of drinks. I would not have traded this experience for any boring air or car travel.
Photo Date:  10/27/2007  Upload Date: 12/12/2008 10:58:58 PM
Location:  Churchill, MB
Author:  John Radimecky
Categories:  Winter,Passenger,Action
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wow, other humans
Title:  wow, other humans
Description:  it's been a long time since seeing anyone else but our fellow passengers. We took the siding around this southbound freight. Location was well north of The Pas but I can't enter "Thompson" as a location.
Photo Date:  10/27/2007  Upload Date: 12/12/2008 10:58:58 PM
Location:  The Pas, MB
Author:  John Radimecky
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Locomotives:  HBRY 3003(GP40-2LW)
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strange wheel arrangement
Title:  strange wheel arrangement
Description:  since the trip WAS to see polar bears I had to include just one shot. Very curious and even fun animals that could probably kill you in one swipe of their paw if you looked like food. Seeing them was well worth the trip even if we had not ridden the train to get there.
Photo Date:  10/28/2007  Upload Date: 12/12/2008 10:58:59 PM
Location:  Churchill, MB
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Churchill Depot
Title:  Churchill Depot
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Photo Date:  10/30/2007  Upload Date: 12/12/2008 10:59:12 PM
Location:  Churchill, MB
Author:  John Radimecky
Categories:  Night,Station,Passenger
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Churchill welcome sign
Title:  Churchill welcome sign
Description:  located on the town side of the depot, almost on the main street.
Photo Date:  10/30/2007  Upload Date: 12/12/2008 10:59:13 PM
Location:  Churchill, MB
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churchill depot at night
Title:  churchill depot at night
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Photo Date:  10/30/2007  Upload Date: 12/28/2008 12:04:35 PM
Location:  Churchill, MB
Author:  John Radimecky
Categories:  Winter,Night,Station,Passenger
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Churchill Depot at night
Title:  Churchill Depot at night
Description:  it looks like evening because of the light metering and exposure compensation. I am pleased with how the warm color and reflection welcomes one to town or aboard the train at the same time.
Photo Date:  10/30/2007  Upload Date: 12/12/2008 10:59:14 PM
Location:  Churchill, MB
Author:  John Radimecky
Categories:  Scenic,Winter,Night,Station,Passenger
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HBRY history
Title:  HBRY history
Description:  this sign is just on the RR-south side of the depot (geographic SE).
Photo Date:  10/30/2007  Upload Date: 12/12/2008 10:59:14 PM
Location:  Churchill, MB
Author:  John Radimecky
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HBRY 3002
Title:  HBRY 3002
Description:  in Gillam
Photo Date:  10/31/2007  Upload Date: 12/12/2008 10:59:15 PM
Location:  Gillam, MB
Author:  John Radimecky
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Locomotives:  HBRY 3002(GP40-2LW)
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HBRY 3547
Title:  HBRY 3547
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Photo Date:  10/31/2007  Upload Date: 12/12/2008 10:59:15 PM
Location:  Gillam, MB
Author:  John Radimecky
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Locomotives:  HBRY 3547(M420W)
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HBRY #3547
Title:  HBRY #3547
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Photo Date:  10/31/2007  Upload Date: 12/12/2008 10:59:16 PM
Location:  Gillam, MB
Author:  John Radimecky
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Locomotives:  HBRY 3547(M420W)
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HBRY 3002
Title:  HBRY 3002
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Photo Date:  10/31/2007  Upload Date: 12/28/2008 11:54:19 AM
Location:  Gillam, MB
Author:  John Radimecky
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Locomotives:  HBRY 3002(GP40-2LW)
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The depot at Gillam
Title:  The depot at Gillam
Description:  Some passengers and staff got off for a break. When the train started rolling forward one of the car attendents came tearing out of the store and just about crapped his pants because he thought the train was leaving and he'd be stranded there for two days. Thankfully for all of the passengers and the more experienced staff, they were just re-spotting the train to replenish water for the diner.
Photo Date:  10/31/2007  Upload Date: 12/12/2008 10:59:16 PM
Location:  Gillam, MB
Author:  John Radimecky
Categories:  Winter,Station,Passenger
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grain elevator at Hudson Bay
Title:  grain elevator at Hudson Bay
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Photo Date:  11/1/2007  Upload Date: 12/12/2008 10:59:17 PM
Location:  Hudson Bay, SK
Author:  John Radimecky
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a section for the return trip
Title:  a section for the return trip
Description:  we planned to ride coach back but when we discovered that the train would not depart the station until early morning we upgraded to a section of upper & lower berths. The seats here become the lower berth and you can just see parts of the upper berth that folds down from above. Heavy cloth curtains with velco offer decent privacy. A very nice way to ride, sleep comfortably, get meals included, and save some money vs. a bedroom. Plus Via even includes earplugs among the other personal convenience items they provide.
Photo Date:  11/1/2007  Upload Date: 12/12/2008 10:59:18 PM
Location:  The Pas, MB
Author:  John Radimecky
Categories:  Passenger
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Apparently this is Dauphin
Title:  Apparently this is Dauphin
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Photo Date:  11/1/2007  Upload Date: 12/12/2008 10:59:18 PM
Location:  Dauphin, MB
Author:  John Radimecky
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Winnipeg Depot
Title:  Winnipeg Depot
Description:  I was counting on a daylight shot for our return to Winnipeg but this had to do. We were 12 hours late. Glad we drove so we didn't miss a connecting train or flight.
Photo Date:  11/1/2007  Upload Date: 12/12/2008 10:59:18 PM
Location:  Winnipeg, MB
Author:  John Radimecky
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