Le Canadien - A Life Chasing Trains

The Canadian (or Le Canadien in French) is the last of the North American luxury "streamliners".  Its classic but well maintained 1956 Budd-built stainless steel cars transport travelers across Canada in style and comfort.   Its leisurely schedule allows passengers to enjoy  the spectacular mountain scenery of British Columbia and Alberta,   the vast  prairies of Saskatchewan and Manitoba, and the rugged Canadian Shield of northern Ontario.  Its diner serves freshly cooked upscale meals.  And the lounge cars provide a convivial place for passengers from around the world to mingle. The first six pictures are historic in nature and show the Canadian running on its former CP route through Banff, Yoho, and Glacier national parks.  Today it takes a more northerly route on the CN  through Jasper National Park.

The Buffalo Burgers await the lunch customers in the VIA Canadian dining car.  While some food is preprepared, most food is cooked right on board, just like the good old days of rail travel.

The Buffalo Burgers await the lunch customers in the VIA Canadian dining car. While some food is preprepared, most food is cooked right on board, just like the good old days of rail travel.

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