MOUNT VERNON
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New York to Montreal, Halifax and return, June 2004



MOUNT VERNON made a trip from New York City to Montreal and Halifax and return on June 12th - 19th, 2004. We operated on Amtrak's Adirondack between New York and Montreal, and Via Rail Canada's Ocean between Montreal and Halifax. We spent two nights in Montreal and three nights in Halifax.

 

After departing Montreal at 6:45 PM, MOUNT VERNON passengers relax before an 8:00 PM supper as The Ocean, Via Rail Canada train #14, rolls eastward thru Quebec on the Candian National Railway mainline to the Maritimes.
[Photo by Luis A. Caceres, Sr.]

 

Barbara and Connell chatting as they relax before supper. A private car trip is a great way to make new friends.
[Photo by Jack Deasy]


 


MOUNT VERNON passengers relax before an 8:00 PM supper as The Ocean, Via Rail Canada train #14, rolls eastward thru Quebec.
[Photo by Luis A. Caceres, Sr.]

 

A game of cards, accompanied by cocktails, precedes supper for the ladies.
[Photo by Jack Deasy]

 

Supper is served onboard MOUNT VERNON as night falls on The Ocean speeding eastward across the Quebec countryside on the Canadian National Railway's main line to the Maritimes.
[Photo by Jack Deasy]

 

Via Rail Canada train #14, The Ocean, makes her station stop at Moncton, New Brunswick. Note the second locomotive is attired in the Canadian Broadcasting Company (CBC) 50th anniversary commemorative paint scheme.
[Photo by Wendell Lemon]

 

The stop at Moncton NB provided passengers with about 20 minutes to stretch their legs.
[Photo by Wendell Lemon]

 

Via Rail Canada train #14, The Ocean, departs Moncton NB enroute to its destination of Halifax NS.
[Photo by Wendell Lemon]

 

About 30 minutes after The Ocean arrived at Halifax NS and unloaded passengers, the consist of train #14 was backed out of the station. Then it pulled forward to turn on a loop, often referred to as a balloon track, that traverses the intermodal ocean cargo terminal for the Port of Halifax in a clockwise direction. After the turning maneuver was completed, the equipment pulled ahead, stoped, and backed down into the Halifax station, properly positioned for the next departure as train #15 for Montreal. MOUNT VERNON passengers were offered the opportunity to ride the car during this move, getting a close look at the maritime container terminal and the harbor. The photo was taken from Tower Road Bridge.
[Photo by David Othen]

 

MOUNT VERNON spent three nights parked at the bumper post of track 5 in Via's Halifax station. Dominion Rail Voyages General Manager Jack Deasy is chatting with the Via Rail Canada electrician who is plugging the car into shore power, using special (Via/Amtrak) adaptor cables. Via Rail Canada does a superb job of taking care of private cars and their owners, crew and passengers.
[Photo by David Othen]

 

As her visit to Halifax comes to a successful close, MOUNT VERNON departs the station area on the rear of Via Rail Canada train #15, The Ocean, enroute to Montreal on June 17, 2004. The photo was taken from Tower Road Bridge.
[Photo by David Othen]


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