VIA November 2017 and April 2018 - A Life Chasing Trains

I joined a friend for a one way five day drive from Denver to Reno.  We paid a brief visit to the Georgetown Loop, and then followed the UP with stops at Evanston and Elko.  it was as much a sightseeing trip as a serious train chasing trip, but we got a few interesting photo ops.

Interestingly the Canadian still offers open sections, an old style of sleeping car accomodation that disappeared quickly after World War Two.  But they remained popular in Canada and all the CP sleepers were built with them and it would be expensive to replace them.  Two facing seats make up into a lower berth, and an upper berth folds down from above.  Night time privacy is provide by heavy curtains, and washrooms are down the hall.  April 2018.

Interestingly the Canadian still offers open sections, an old style of sleeping car accomodation that disappeared quickly after World War Two. But they remained popular in Canada and all the CP sleepers were built with them and it would be expensive to replace them. Two facing seats make up into a lower berth, and an upper berth folds down from above. Night time privacy is provide by heavy curtains, and washrooms are down the hall. April 2018.

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From Le Canadien