Saturday, October 10, 2015

Government Of Ontario Transit #1

Andy | Saturday, October 10, 2015 | Best Blogger Tips

Abbreviated as "Go Transit", it is a commuter transportation system that is owned and operated by the Provincial Government. This train is operating on the major east west route. One interesting thing about this route is that regardless of direction, locomotives are always facing east.

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When the train resumes west bound travel the engineer operates the train from last coach which now becomes the lead car. In the USA and Canada, they are called cab cars. Push-pull is a mode of operation for locomotive hauled trains allowing them to be driven from either end.

13 comments:

  1. Something went wrong with your first photo, it is not visible. Those cab cars we only have with underground trains I think. It is a nice system.

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    1. Thank you. The photo is fixed. My screw up.

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  2. I didn't know that about locomotives always facing east. That's interesting.

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  3. Just the idea of a government operated train system is apparently too horrifying for folks here in the U. S. to consider. :-)

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  4. I'll have to check the cabs on the trains of our new rapid transist trains.

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  5. Very nice and most interesting. I wish we had such conveniences in this area, but noooooo!

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  6. Very cool train! I've never seen one like it. Nice color scheme, too.

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  7. That is exactly how our light rail works.

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  8. I always wondered how they turned around, Andy! Now I know that they don't! ;-))

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  9. I've taken the trains up to Guelph on occasions when I've been in the area. Generally a smooth ride. Not as quiet in the rush hours, at least until one's past Brampton.

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  10. I learned last weekend that a century ago, train engines always faced in the same direction on short runs. I guess the GO Trains would be considered shot runes too.

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  11. Most interesting. I should learn more about trains.

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