Another Rail Journey To Be Crossed Off My List
For years, I’ve had a dozen or so of the world’s more interesting or exotic train trips on my bucket list. So far I’ve managed to cross off several, marking them “done”. These include the Glacier Express and the Bernina Express in Switzerland, the two trans-continental trains in Australia, the Indian Pacific and the Ghan, and, of course, the wonderful trans-Canada ride on VIA Rail’s train # 1, the Canadian.
The Canadian, which runs three days a week between Toronto and Vancouver, is truly among the great train rides in the world, and I’m almost embarrassed to admit that I have actually done it three times, with a fourth one coming up next month.
This time, however, I’ll be interrupting the four-night journey in the middle, leaving the train in Winnipeg to take yet another of the trains on my list … this one, also operated by VIA, is the two-night journey some 1050 miles due north to the little town of Churchill on the shores of Hudson Bay.