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Re: Do you ever travel by train?
« Reply #30 on: May 11, 2012, 03:50:55 PM »
Not quite. The VIA Turbo was yellow with blue accents.

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Re: Do you ever travel by train?
« Reply #31 on: May 11, 2012, 03:54:38 PM »


The food included in the fare wasn't quite up to par with juicy, delicious basket dogs - but it was close!

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Re: Do you ever travel by train?
« Reply #32 on: May 16, 2012, 06:42:46 PM »
Some people think me insane but I'd love to travel on the Trans Siberian Railway ..

http://www.mircorp.com/tsiblanding.asp?gclid=CMT_w_T9hbACFWaFQAodnRd7mw
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Re: Do you ever travel by train?
« Reply #33 on: May 22, 2012, 09:24:30 AM »
While I imagine the Trans-Siberian would have been at best an unpleasant trip bordering a barely endurable ordeal during Soviet times, I suspect that it may have been reinvented as a foreign currency generating tourist draw these days.

Lake Baikal, the deepest lake on earth, which by itself holding 20% of the world's fresh water would be a fascinating destination though.



Lake Baikal also has its own indigenous sea monster which feeds on both sturgeon and seals:

Baikal Lake Monster

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Re: Do you ever travel by train?
« Reply #34 on: May 22, 2012, 11:13:21 AM »
Yes the sea monster would be a plus .. Here is their website ...

http://www.transsiberian-railroad-travel.com/en/reisedetail/reisedetail.html?&reise_id=487
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Re: Do you ever travel by train?
« Reply #35 on: May 23, 2012, 10:56:04 AM »
Some other interesting facts about Lake Baikal:

1. At 25 million years it is the world's oldest lake. That's why it's a particularly prospective location for ancient sea monsters.

2. It's the world's deepest lake averaging 2442 feet in depth. As a result, it's the most voluminous freshwater lake in the world containing an incredible 20% of the world's fresh water! Not surprisingly therefore, Lake Baikal is also among the world's clearest lakes.

3. Lake Baikal is home to more than 1,700 species of plants and animals two thirds of which can be found nowhere else in the world - including the largest known surviving colony of plesiosaurs!



4. It was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996.

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Re: Do you ever travel by train?
« Reply #36 on: May 31, 2012, 09:55:43 AM »
I have a hot plate featuring a VIA Turbo:



I also have a lunchbox featuring cool trains. The Turbo in CN livery on one side:





And a Canadian Pacific freight train on the other:



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Re: Do you ever travel by train?
« Reply #37 on: November 24, 2012, 10:18:21 PM »
Much of my current rail empire is on the side of my refrigerator:











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Re: Do you ever travel by train?
« Reply #38 on: February 07, 2013, 11:14:40 PM »
There's nothing quite like traveling at distance in a sleeper car. I think that it's something of a forgotten experience by some.
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Re: Do you ever travel by train?
« Reply #39 on: February 08, 2013, 07:35:38 AM »
I loved the movies in the 30's and 40's where people travel in sleeping cars .. never been in a sleep car, nor have I taken a shower on a train .. Oh what a sheltered life I lead ...  :D

Both the Trans Siberian RR and the Orient Express are far into my future but are on my wish list.
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Re: Do you ever travel by train?
« Reply #40 on: February 08, 2013, 11:54:09 AM »
Staying in the train and having a sleeper car is a great experience. I've done it several times and can't wait to do it again. It has become a tad pricey though- however, I've never showered in a train ;)
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Re: Do you ever travel by train?
« Reply #41 on: February 10, 2013, 01:42:38 PM »
I've taken a sleeper car from Vancouver to Toronto, but I'd still like to take a sleeper on trains from:

1. Toronto - Montreal

2. Montreal - Halifax

3. Chicago - New Orleans

4. Chicago - Los Angeles

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Re: Do you ever travel by train?
« Reply #42 on: February 13, 2013, 09:37:38 AM »
Some people think me insane but I'd love to travel on the Trans Siberian Railway ..

http://www.mircorp.com/tsiblanding.asp?gclid=CMT_w_T9hbACFWaFQAodnRd7mw


I think that it sounds exciting. I'd love to do this.
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Re: Do you ever travel by train?
« Reply #43 on: March 01, 2013, 11:05:02 AM »
The Southern Pacific Coast Daylight was among the best known passenger trains in North America. It initiated service in 1922 between the cities of Los Angeles and San Francisco and featured a fabulous red, orange and black colour scheme which many observers thought made it the most beautiful passenger train in the worls. The fabled streamlined GS-2 4-8-4 steam locomotives entered service on the Coast Daylight run  on 21 March 1937 with a 9-3/4 hour schedule in each direction:









The Coast Daylight ran behind these 4-8-4 steam locomotives until 7 January 1955 when they were replaced with Alco motive power:



Amtrak took over the run on 1 May 1971 and rerouted the Coast Daylight to Oakland so it could be run all the way north to Portland, Oregon.

I'd love to make the journey some day.

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Re: Do you ever travel by train?
« Reply #44 on: March 23, 2013, 08:22:27 PM »
Here's an HO scale Lionel Satellite Launch car I have in my collection:





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