Sunday, September 25, 2016

Moments on the train

Left: Crossing the Thompson River in early morning.
Centre: Diner car is prepared between sittings.
Right: Passenger takes an inadvertent selfie while photographing the Chateau Maissionneuve. This car belongs to the original fleet of 29 stainless steel cars built in 1954. All were named after famous French Canadians. Sieur de Maissonneuve founded Montreal in 1642, first called Ville-Marie. With a fort, a chapel and a hospital, the fledgling city had a population of 70 souls by the end of its first year.

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