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Sudbury–White River train

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Sudbury–White River train

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).

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.


  1. ^ Via Timetable, http://www.viarail.cas/all/files/media/pdfs/schedules/nor-ontario/Sudbury-WhiteRiver.pdf
  2. ^ "Sudbury-White River train – Description - Via Rail". Retrieved 2010-04-15. 

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