Join Doug Jones, one of
America's foremost travelog producers, on the most spectacular long haul
rail journey of the world! In 1955 the Canadian Pacific inaugurated the
"Canadian", a new train designed to offer the ultimate in rail luxury.
It was then, and remains today, one of the longest rail journeys of the
world. After years of constant use, VIA Rail took on the daunting task
of completely restoring all the original 1855 stainless steel equipment
including the bullet lounge Park Cars, the observation dome cars, the
dining cars and bedroom cars. The newly restored equipment was then put
back into service on the beautiful northern route of the old Super
Continental. The result of this giant project is captured in this film.
You'll see footage of the original laying of the tracks at the turn of
the century, early steam trains crossing the prairies, film of the
original 1955 Journey of the "Canadian" and you'll visit the yards in
Montreal today and watch the historic rolling stock being restored.
You'll also tour Toronto, visit the Royal York Hotel, watch the train
being prepared for departure, and join in the excitement as this great
transcontinental train leaves westward on a truly spectacular
journey.You'll meet the bedroom stewards, the conductor, have "dinner in
the diner", sleep in a rolling bedroom, ride in a locomotive and see all
of the behind-the-scenes operations of this great train. You'll also
visit Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Edmonton, Jasper, Lake Louise, Banff,
Kamloops, Vancouver and Victoria. You'll see the most breathtaking
scenery on earth from the comfort of one of the greatest trains in the
world. The brand new, feature length film will take you back to a bygone
day when "the going was good." So come aboard, sit back and relax and
experience a beautiful and intriguing journey on board the new
"Canadian" with Doug Jones as your guide.