GO Transit Toronto 23rd & 24th August 2012
Our first stop in Canada was Tornoto, having flown out with Air Canada with a free business class upgrade. It slightly make up for the fact that we departed almost 2 hours late from Heathrow, which thankfully didn’t mess up our evening plans.
Having touched down at 1515 we made it outside for the 1552 #192 bus to Kipling Subway Station. They run at 12, 32 & 52 minutes past the hour during the day and cost $3, which includes access to the subway at Kipling to connect into Toronto. We were at Toronto Union, having changes lines at St Georges at 1640 and thanks to a kind woman at the ticket machine we just made GO Transit‘s 1647 Toronto – Aldershot with MPI MP40PH-3C #628 on its double deck stock. We’d bought a “day pass” which is actually a day return between two points that’s valid for unlimited travel that day. We were staying in Burlington and our Toronto – Burlington cost $17.40.
The 1647 ex Toronto was the start of a 10 train bash, which got us 11 different MP40’s, finishing at Burlington off the 1913 Toronto – Aldershot.
Out the evening of 23rd August on the Lake Shore line were:
604, 605, 606 (multi with 629), 612, 616, 628, 629 (multi with 606), 632, 633, 638 & 649
We also was a couple of VIA trains with VIA GE P42’s:
901 with 76 1321 Windsor – Toronto
913 with 75 1730 Toronto – Windsor
Also at Clarkson was LTEX GP38 3803 shunting the yard
Having spent the night at the Best Western Inn & Suites at Burlington, a fifteen minute walk from the GO Transit station, we were back at the station the following morning to choose & loose going back into Toronto.
Out in the morning rush hour on 24th August were:
612, 613, 622, 628 & 637 (obviously there were a load more but these were the only ones we saw running into Toronto, before our VIA trip to Quebec, via Montreal.