@Rick Wright posted:
I crossed the North American continent on VIA Rail in March 2018. Both the "Canadian," Vancouver to Toronto, and the "Ocean," Montreal to Halifax, offered upper and lower berths in several sleeping cars.
Including the express I took from Toronto to Montreal, it was Budd equipment from the 50s all the way. What a way to go!
I took the Canadian from Jasper to Toronto in about 2010. My wife and I had a bedroom with a wash basin and a toilet. The car had several open sections at its end. It was a refurbished Budd car from the 1950s.
I was told that the sections were used by economy minded Canadians and some government employees.
The best part of the trip was riding in the wonderful Budd domes and the great full service dinning car. All the food was freshly cooked on board and the table was set with table clothes, stainless silverware, and nice china.
Riding the Canadian is a great trip back in time to era of elegant train travel. NH Joe