Friday, January 24, 2014

My Lord, it's just been a buffet of spendi-- uh, news, these past two days from the folks at Metrolinx

Ontario orders new GO Transit rail cars from Bombardier

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Locomotive #666 (True story, click that link) better find its way on the Lakeshore line. I want a red carpet, a clown on stilts, a town crier, a pony with a top hat and a personal escort from CSA Mario (or Tyler) onto that train for its inaugural run.

Here's the official word from Metrolinx:
Attention reporters, editors and producers:
Metrolinx issued a news release today about our order for 65 new GO Train (bi-level) coaches, with two options for an additional 75 coaches, to help allow growth and increased ridership across the GO Transit system.
The news release is copied below, and also available on CNW’s website at these links:

-       English:
-       French:


Anonymous said...

are the new trains going to be flood proof?

George said...

One comment CJ. #666 isn't a coach, it's a locomotive.

That being said, watch the nutcases begin their protesting and the listen to the shrill howling of the brainless credophiles about this number.

It will be amusing.

TomW said...

Wait - they sent out a press release about a press release?

C.J. Smith said...

Hi George
Thank you for pointing this out. I have corrected the error

mark p said...

im suprised go didnt skip that number....

Bicky said...

I wanna ride with locomotive #666. I'm not afraid!

C.J. Smith said...

Never mind hell in a handbasket ... hell in a GO locomotive.

Anonymous said...

Where are all these new GO riders gonna park? Oshawa? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Unknown said...

I know you posted this a while back ... Metrolinx didn't buy new Loco's ... they bought new BiLevel Cars (Series VIII [8]).
I sent a photograph to Cindy, that I saw on ... anyway here's the new bilevels (a concept anyway)