Sudbury – White River train

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VIA 185 in Sudbury, ON.

The Sudbury – White River train, formerly the Lake Superior, informally called the Budd Car, is a Canadian passenger train operated by Via Rail serving communities between Sudbury and White River, Ontario three times a week.[1][2] The timetable numbers for this train are 185 for the westbound (Sudbury - White River) and 186 for the eastbound (White River - Sudbury).

Via Rail - Sudbury – White River route
Distance Station
0 km Sudbury, ON (ET)
11 km (7 mi) Azilda
19 km (12 mi) Chelmsford
26 km (16 mi) Larchwood
39 km (24 mi) Levack
55 km (34 mi) Cartier
68 km (42 mi) Benny
74 km (46 mi) Stralak
87 km (54 mi) Pogamasing
92 km (57 mi) Sheahan
114 km (71 mi) Metagama
143 km (89 mi) Biscotasing
153 km (95 mi) Roberts
169 km (105 mi) Ramsey
193 km (120 mi) Woman River
211 km (131 mi) Sultan
228 km (142 mi) Kormak
232 km (144 mi) Kinogama
249 km (155 mi) Nemegos
264 km (164 mi) Devon
275 km (171 mi) Chapleau
288 km (179 mi) Esher
304 km (189 mi) Musk
311 km (193 mi) Nicholson
331 km (206 mi) Bolkow
344 km (214 mi) Dalton
367 km (228 mi) Missanabie
385 km (239 mi) Lochalsh
404 km (251 mi) Franz JunctionAlgoma Central Railway
405 km (252 mi) Franz
436 km (271 mi) Girdwood
468 km (291 mi) O'Brien
484 km (301 mi) White River,ON (ET)

The train provides flag stop service to many remote locations only accessible by rail on the Canadian Pacific Railway mainline in Northern Ontario. Stops on the line include Amyot, Swanson, Franz, Lochalsh, Missanabie, Dalton, Nicholson, Chapleau, Nemegos, Kormak, Sultan, Biscotasing, Metagama and Benny. The journey is 484 kilometres (301 mi) and typically takes 10 hours traveling through the Canadian Shield.

The typical equipment used on this route is Budd Rail Diesel Car using a RDC-2 and RDC-4, with an extra car added when required, typically on the Victoria Day weekend.

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