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Dining car - VIA Rail Canada


Dining car

Built by:
Budd Car Company and AMF

Built in:
February-April 1955

Acquired by VIA Rail in:

Number of units in fleet:

Unit number(s):
8401 to 8418

48 seats and a kitchen. Cars 8401-8407-8412-8413: 44 seats

Car name(s):

8401 Acadian
8402 Alexandra
8404 Annapolis
8407 Emerald
8408 Empress
8409 Fairholme
8410 Frontenac
8411 Imperial
8412 Kent
8413 Louise
8414 Palliser
8415 Princess
8418 York  

Did you know?

  • The dining cars are generally used on transcontinental trains (the Canadian, the Ocean, the Montréal-Gaspé et the Winnipeg-Churchill), but they can be added on to other trains upon special request by a group.
  • VIA's dining cars are named for famous luxury hotels across Canada.


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