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VIA Rail’s Train 71 is VIA’s train connecting Aldershot, ON with Windsor, ON. The train is part of VIA’s busy Quebec City to Windsor Corridor service and actually runs all the way from Oshawa & Toronto to Windsor via Aldershot & London.
Prior to VIA, service was provided by Canadian National railways (CN) whose Tempo trains linked Toronto & Windsor during the 1960’s & 70’s. Modern equipment under VIA consists of LRC (Light, Rapid, Comfortable) coaches with active tilt technology that reduces sideways forces & increases passenger comfort when the train travels at high speeds around a curve. Motive power consists of General Motors Diesel 3,000 horsepower F40PH-2 or General Electric 4,250 horsepower P42DC diesel locomotives.
The route to Windsor is a pretty one. After the train departs Aldershot, it climbs the Niagara Escarpment at Dundas, crosses the Grand River at Brantford, then on to London & along the shores of Lake St. Clair on the way to the city of Windsor located on the shores of the Detroit River.
Great views, spacious & comfortable seats, free wifi, and tasty meals & snacks are sure to delight on VIA Rail’s train 71.