The first four photos below are of the Canadian, now under VIA, at
Banff in 1983. They are accompanied by a shot of the CP's
train, taken in 1966. A close look at the VIA one would
reveal a lot of wear and tear. Happily, that has been
rectified and today the Canadian is one of the world's great trains
once again, restored to its former glory when it was finally realized
that new equipment purchases would not be possible.
Look carefully at the photo below and you can see a real
collection of old heavyweight and streamlined equipment on the Super
Continental, photographed from my campground at Lake Louise in 1966.
Below is the Panorama, photographed in the Frazier River Canyon in
1966. The Panorama was the only train to provide riders with a ride all
the way through the Rockies in daylight.
We end with a menu cover and what was once a very familiar sight in
Canada. Check back because we'll be adding photos to our Canadian
Click here to see a typical CN menu from the