I took this train to Toronto on January 10. Biting cold across the prairies, a lot of fresh snow, and a full moon made it a memorable trip. Most passengers from overseas out to see a Canadian winter. An excellent journey, although an expensive one!
On May 15, VIA ran a special train of empty equipment to Toronto to balance equipment at their maintenance centres. It ran as VIA #12. With regular VIA service not returning to BC until this November at the earliest, I felt it important to document this movement as it headed east though the Fraser and Thompson River canyons.