Source of train travel information

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Source of train travel information
Posted by daveklepper on Sunday, May 31, 2020 9:59 AM

Has anyone else visited "The Man in Seat 61?"

I checked it out for Israel, and it is accurate with good advice.

I'll leave it to others to check its accuracy for the USA and Canada.

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Posted by Electroliner 1935 on Monday, June 1, 2020 3:26 PM

daveklepper

Has anyone else visited "The Man in Seat 61?"

I'll leave it to others to check its accuracy for the USA and Canada.

Dave, thanks for the reference. You didn't post the link but google shows https://www.seat61.com/ and I found it very interesting. 

Its America part that I just looked at was very nice but needs updating. He touts the dining car meals on the Lake Shore Limited and the headline "Coast to coast by train from $232," I think is way out of date. But the review of the trip is great. And the the section on the Canadian is current and I find little to disagree on. An exerpt:

The Man in Seat 61 says:  "The morning after leaving Edmonton, I awoke around 7am.  I lifted the blind a few inches and saw no mountains, just endless trees.  Odd, I'd thought we'd be in the Rockies by now.  Leaving wife and kids asleep, I dressed and headed for the skyline car.  I poured myself a coffee and juice from the coffee station, grabbed a Danish pastry and climbed the stairs to the dome, occupied by just a handful of early risers.  I turned around, and froze.  My jaw gaped open and I almost dropped my coffee.  The view I saw is the one shown here, the train speeding through an avenue of fir trees straight for the Rocky Mountains, their eastern flank lit pink by the morning sun.  It was the defining moment of this ride on the Canadian and a sight I will never forget."

View from the dome as the train approaches the Rockies

So spot on. The man likes good trains as do I.

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Posted by daveklepper on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 7:01 AM

Thanks!

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