Monday, June 22, 2015
Summer Trip on VIA #2 from Saskatoon to Winnipeg
I had to be in the Saskatoon area for business this month. I needed to fly there to make my meeting on time, but I had time to come back the best way possible: By train.
VIA #2 was late coming to Saskatoon, so I caught a bit of traffic and some switching while I waited.
When you travel by train, you're reminded that we live in a big country. You can see for miles on the prairies.
You also get to see things you can't see from the highway, like this abandoned grain elevator.
I was in the third car from the front, in coach. There were 21 cars in the train that day.
Darting between the signals.
Sunset from the dome car.
Late arrival in Winnipeg.
So that's four train trips this year so far for me. I hope I can do at least one more.