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Death on the Influenza Express – VIA’s death trains

Posted in Uncategorized by ruthanzo on December 29, 2012

Sad story about a person dying of influenza and 3 others sick with it on VIA’s Vancouver-Toronto run Christmas day, yet train was only 6 hrs. late…VIA DEATH Two days ago during the big storm, Lily was stuck on a VIA train (Alexandria-Montreal) originating in Toronto but travelling through Ottawa as they do now to save money. Train was over 1 hr late getting into Alexandria (it’s always late.) At Dorval, precedence was given to the Toronto-Mtl (direct) train running on the southern tracks and Lily’s train was shunted to the sidetrack. Once in the Turcot Yards, the NYC-Mtl AMTRAK got precedence, meanwhile Lily’s train shunted again had to wait for 5 hrs. in the Turcot yards because VIA only had 2 bays open (on a holiday week?) and the trains that go in have to disembark then re-embark, then back out of them. In total train was 9 hrs. late. Criminal. No wonder that poor person died on that train.


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  1. campbie said, on December 30, 2012 at 12:29 am

    Something about Entero Viaform but ref is too hard to make. Escrito ergo sum?
    Yikes ! I hve run out of words. This bodes ill as does influenza ill bodies. sorry typos written sans specs

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