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    Hello from Small Town, Alberta, Canada

    Hello train travel enthusiasts. I’m a 45 year old woman from Alberta, Canada that has traveled a fair bit, by my account, on Via Rail across Canada. I’ve traveled on Amtrak once in my teens to Florida from West Virginia, on an auto train, with my family. That’s a story for another time...
  2. Willbridge

    Coast Starlight in winter?

    It's less known outside of the region, but there are times when the Coast Starlight offers snow scenes and challenges comparable to the Rockies or the other Cascades crossings. Opened in 1927, the Cascades Line between Dunsmuir and Eugene through Klamath Falls and Oakridge bypasses the original...
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    Seattle Union Station Redux

    Historically, Seattle has two major train stations: King Street Station and Union Station. The former historically served the Great Northern and Northern Pacific (and later Burlington Northern) whilst the latter served the Union Pacific and Milwaukee Road. After 1971, Union Station was closed as...
  4. JiveBunny

    First Timer - Cascades Vancouver-Seattle

    Hello there! I'm visiting Canada from the UK and have our tickets booked for the early morning Cascades service from Vancouver down to Seattle. Is there anything I need to know? Do they have security checks as with an airport? (We will have suitcase plus handbaggage as we will for the plane to...