Saturday, 6 February 2016

On board the Canadian again

Union station's platforms are covered, sort of by partial roofs held up by iron girders that likely date from from when the station was built in the 1920s. In theory, the roof would protect waiting passengers, but give the boarding policy, precious little waiting happens at platform level. Are these roofs all that useful then?

For some reason my car, number 113, is located in front of cars, 110, 111 and 112 and indeed in front of the dining car, just behind the comfort (read "economy" or "steerage" class Skyline car. This train only has two dome cars, the other being the Laurentide Park car bringing up the rear. The later and the Ch√Ęteau car in front of it are the newly tarted up "Prestige" versions of those car types. I must try to weasel a visit into one of the cabins. I may have an in as I was chatting with a couple from Vermont which includes a self described "foamer" which is an American term for a rabid railway fan. ;-)

1 comment:

Susan Gwyn said...

So you have left on time? Lucky!!