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High Speed Rail - History - On Board the VIA Turbo Train Interview March 6th, 1977

I love this interview. It is short but captures the essence of  being a passenger in 1977 on the Turbo and comparing it to the cost/convenience to travelling by plane.

FROM CBC ARCHIVES  February 28th, 1977, Federal Transport Minister Otto Lang announces the creation of a new Crown corporation that will take over all passenger rail services in Canada. It is called VIA Rail Canada. Until this time, Canadian National and Canadian Pacific Railways both operated a mix of profitable freight services and debt-ridden passenger services. CBC Radio reporter Bob Johnstone, on board the Turbo train between Toronto and Montreal, asks his fellow passengers why they prefer traveling by rail.