I got up
just before and got dressed. I
went downstairs for breakfast and paid $8.00. I then went back to my room and
finished packing. I then went down to the lobby and checked out. I walked over
to Edouard-Monpetit and got on the subway and rode to Jean-Talon. I filmed the
train departing before I got on a Southbound Orange line train and rode to
Barri-Uqam. I filmed the train pulling out before I walked to the Greyhound
station. I bought a ticket to
I walked over to a convenience store and used the ATM and bought some snacks for the bus. I then walked back to the bus station. I waited around until it was time to board. Boarding began around . A Greyhound employee asked about my one way ticket. I told him I was flying back. He told me the border agents might like to see my reservation which I had in my bag. The bus was quite full. We left four minutes late.
the bus I took on my last trip, this bus had AC outlets and leather seats. We
passed through a tunnel near the mural of the STM Metro train I photographed
last time I was in
A little while later, I photographed a Suburban Classic.
on. After awhile, we hit more traffic due to construction. We eventually
arrived at the border. There was a long line up of cars. This was a land
border; not on a bridge like at
Behold the Canada-U.S. border.
up to where buses go. We all got off the bus. I was one of the last to go
through. The agent who interviewed me asked about Amtrak's 40th
anniversary train, but was okay and not anal. She did not ask me a ridiculous
question like if my parents said I could go into the
There were four people that had to be pulled aside for more screening, but at least two of them got back on the bus.
We left the
border at ; two minutes after
we should have arrived into
station is at
As I got to the third baggage car, my camera's battery died so I walked back to the hostel to get the spare. I then returned to the train. On the way, I phoned home. Once I got back to the train, I took some photos in the third baggage car as well as the Amfleet 1 food service car.
I had a conversation with an employee on the train. I then bought a DVD, baseball hat, and a T-shirt. I then got off the train and photographed the equipment from the outside.
I saw some people in the cab of F40 #406. While I was standing by it, they blew the horn on 406 and turned on the ditch lights. I then bought lunch at a nearby hot dog stand and looked around. I saw there was a beach a couple miles away. It was nice to see an entire Amtrak train in the Phase 3 livery again. I photographed the exhibit train again.
I then went inside Burlington Union Station and filmed a model train layout. I walked back to the hostel and checked in. The hostel was pretty full because of a triathlon. After I found my room, I worked on this trip report some more.
after , I decided to go out to
a beach. I went by the 40th Anniversary Train again which was
closing up. I then picked up a transit schedule book and walked over to the nearby
bus terminal. I caught a bus and transferred to the route 7 and rode to
walked back to the bus stop and determined I had missed a bus and the next one
wasn't due for another hour. I walked several stops until I was in front of
I noticed a
large pedestrian mall which I looked around and had a massage in a massage chair
that was similar to what I used at
I then walked back to my hostel and called a cab for tomorrow. I also worked on this report some more and told another person staying at the hostel about the taxi company making me miss the Lakeshore Limited on my Washington-Cleveland trip back in 2007 and how Yellow Cab had gone to the wrong hotel to pick me up on my subsequent Cleveland Make-up trip.
I continued to work on this trip report. I eventually took some Nytol and called it a night.
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