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Uncommon Journeys offers a 13-day train tour in the Canadian Rockies departing May 14. This fully hosted trip features an overnight stay in Niagara Falls as well as Toronto, then boarding VIA’s deluxe The Canadian using first class sleeping cars with meals included.

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Train travel today

From 1948 through the late 1960s train travel in the United States was very comfortable, convenient and safe. The major railroads were ordering lightweight, streamlined equipment from the manufacturers as well as phasing out steam locomotives for the new and more efficient diesel engines. Air travel was moving ahead, but the trains still offered the luxury of private Pullman rooms in which to relax, read and watch our great country pass by the train window.

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