Not sure what you're talking about. I go to the website and I see a clickable, zoomable map with coloured "keyhole" markers all over it, indicating where the train will stop, and what type of stop it is (Fan Celebration, Mobile Stop, or RONA Stop). I can click on the makers to find more details, including the time and more specific details about the location. I can scroll through the specific events by clicking on the arrows on the bar just below the line that says "Fan Celebration, Mobile Stop, RONA Stop".
Only complaint I have is that the closest the train is coming to Kingston is Belleville. I would've thought Kingston made more sense, considering that there is more football history here than there, Queen's having been participating in Canadian football from the early days.
I would've expected to see an itinerary, listing each event in order, but considering that my main interest is when it's coming close to me, I can just click on the map, so that's not really a complaint. I can still use it to plan ahead for it.
I kind of agree that there appears to be some poor planning about this tour. No stops at all in northern Ontario, none in Kingston - as was mentioned - or Kitchener or Guelph. The stop in Barrie (my home) is on the 11 November from 11h00 - 16h00. The 11 November is semi final Sunday. With a semi in either Hamilton, or more likely Toronto, I will be at the game, or home watching on TV. They couldn't have planned this stop any worse if they tried. I do realize they they have to plan around an ever shrinking railway infrastructure in this country but I think they could have done better than this. I more than likely won't get a chance to see it.
That seems a little off... should be trying for Kenora, Dryden, and by the looks of the map, Timmins, aside from Northern Quebec... The rail lines must pass through these towns, just as a matter of course...
Ah ok... I didn't realize that Via went even farther north. Although, they said it was a combination of Via, CN and CP, so I thought they might be taking the CN or CP lines that would go through these places.
Have any other leagues in Canada tried this? I can imagine the logistics of such an endeavour with problems that can arise along the way ie. mechanical issues for example, and trying to coincide any changes automatically on a website would be daunting. Good, no excellent on the league for attempting this task and going for it. Awesome. :thup: Train looks awesome as well. :thup:
Someone mentioned that the its was a joint venture between CP, CN and Via... Southern Sask hasn't had VIA rail service for 20 yrs either... yet the train is making stops in Swift Current, Moose Jaw and Regina...