Romance on Canadian rails
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Romance on Canadian rails

Romance infuses any luxury train excursion with an elixir of sensory pleasures, enticing even the most sceptical of travelers into a kind of timeless reverie fit for royalty.

The very sight of vintage rail carriages, decked out in shining brass and polished wood finery, ignites universal images of Agatha Christie-type characters churning through the morning fog along silver rails. Mysteries abound about the patrons boarding such a unique train; background, occupation, politics, and love relationships, just to name a few.

From our first steps up the polished brass ladder onto the “rubberneck” car at the rear of the Royal Canadian Pacific train, my lady Linda and I begin to breathe a unique brand of oxygen associated with such opulent expeditions. A kind of lightheadedness takes reign, and we begin to noticeably depart from everyday life. Chattering our way through plush lounges, outdoor vestibules, and an elegant dining car set with silverware, fine china and crystal, giddiness ensues without warning. An invisible infusion has officially begun to seep into our systems. We are enticed by the timeless spell of rail travel.

We unlock the door to our Royal Wentworth paneled walnut bedroom suite to find our luggage waiting for us, and a welcome note from the staff. Fresh towels are hanging in a separate shower/toilet area, while individual bathrobes grace the double closet doors. There is a growing sense we might thoroughly enjoy ourselves in this rather low-tech ambiance belonging to a bygone era. ...


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