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VIA Rail’s Ocean Train and Route in 8 Images

8 images of VIA Rail's Ocean train from Montréal to Halifax.

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Know Your Overnight Options on VIA Rail’s Canadian

When it comes to the sleeping accommodations on VIA Rail’s Canadian, travelers can choose from three classes: Economy, Sleeper Plus, and Prestige.

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Dining Aboard the Canadian

The Canadian's dining car has the ambiance of a fine restaurant. Fine china, fresh cut flowers, and white tablecloths create a charming view on board too.

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A Journey on VIA Rail’s Ocean: The Window to Canada

The Canadian Maritimes are known for their enchanting seaside towns and unspoiled nature, and there’s no better way to take in the scenery and see the best of the province than on a train vacation.

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25 Must Take Train Trips

Some of the best destinations all across the world also offer some of the most scenic train routes. The trips can be just a few hours long or can even last for days, but the experience lasts a lifetime.

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Amtrak’s Great Rail Journeys

The Rail Insider celebrates Amtrak’s 40th Anniversary with an episode dedicated to Amtrak’s Great Rail Journeys. The Rail Insider conducts a phone interview with Carl Fowler who rode Amtrak on May 1, 1971, its first day of operation. Carl gives his unique perspective on top Amtrak routes including the iconic California Zephyr, the Coast Starlight and 6 other “must do” Amtrak journeys.

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Seats and Sleepers on Amtrak

Rail Insider, Episode II, Seats and Sleepers on Amtrak takes listeners through 4 types of seating and sleeping accommodations offered on Amtrak long-distance trains:Coach Class Seating Roomette Sleepers Family Bedrooms Bedroom SleepersEpisode II builds on the information provided in Episode I, Coast to Coast on Amtrak, educating listeners on the ins and outs of planning a long-distance rail vacation using Amtrak. Episode II, Seats and Sleepers includes supplemental materials with pictures and descriptions of the Amtrak accommodations. Rail Insider Episode II, Seats and Sleepers and supplemental materials can be downloaded at

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Traveling Coast to Coast on Amtrak

Rail Insider, Episode I, walks listeners through planning a New York, New York to San Francisco, California rail itinerary while revealing the fundamentals of planning an independent rail vacation. Vacations by Rail's 5 basic questions, as outlined in the Podcast, can be used when planning virtually any rail journey. Coast to Coast in the United States utilizes supplemental materials, such as the Coast to Coast itinerary, Amtrak National Route Map and Route Guides, which can be downloaded at

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New Window Trip: Rail Journeys App from Vacations By Rail

Window Trip: Rail Journeys App allows travelers to follow iconic rail routes, discovering points of interest along the way.

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