New Farm Park, Brisbane

Thursday, September 23, 2010

BANFF TO KAMLOOPS ON THE THE ROCKY MOUNTAINEER--(PART 15)

The coach took us to the station and we said goodbye to Marilyn, our driver for the last 10 days, and boarded this magnificent train. We were in the Gold Leaf class (first).
The Gold Leaf was in double decker carriages. We sat upstairs with a glass roof and the restaurant was downstairs. Every carriage had its own kitchen and chef and support staff.

We travelled by rivers, forests, mountains and.....

lakes and......

we could see the train snaking along in front of us.

We passed rafters.

The train was very comfortable, with plenty of room to walk around and chat to our new found friends.

The food was fabulous.

In fact throughout the whole trip it was one huge food fest.  That night we left the train at Kamloops and spent the night in a hotel. We  also went to dinner and a show there. The next day we boarded the train again for Vancouver.

14 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness, diane, how BEAUTIFUL, STUNNING, GORGEOUS! I remember when Bill posted that you were on this train. Now I got to ride in it too . Fabulous scenery and the coach and food... Thanks for sharing.

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  2. WHat fun you've had on this trip, Diane! The train ride looks like a wonderful experience. The scenery is gorgeous. I really enjoyed these photos.

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  3. Now THAT is my idea of a holiday! Slumming it in First Class with a chef - HEAVEN!

    Diane, you and Bill must have had to put up with a lot on THAT journey.

    Drool, drool.....

    Cheers,

    Cindy

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  4. Diane, just when I am thinking I don't have a 'Bucket's List' I realise that is not quite true.
    Thank you so much.

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  5. Wow ! I didn't even know that such trains exist !!! Sounds like a modern Orient Express (hope there was no murder)

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  6. This sounds like a delightful way to travel through Canada! The scenery couldn't get any better! :-) And that food looks incredible!

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  7. Hmmmmmmmmm!
    I can see now why a diet might be necessary! Also can see where that fare mentioned went. Certainly was a trip of a "lifetime" - make that a couple of 'lifetimes' !!!!
    The "EVER Green" one
    Colin (HB)
    ps: These stupid tablets are NOT working very well!

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  8. Wonderful views, I like all the windows on that train. Food looks delicious.

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  9. Oh such beautiful scenery--- and such beautiful food!

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  10. Oh Sandra, That train looks fabulous... I'm like Colin---GREEN all over... Guess I'll need him to send me some of his tablets... ha ha

    What gorgeous views you had.... Bet those rafters were COLD out there on that water --which looked swift and rugged.

    Thanks for sharing.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  11. The food looked so delicious (you know I'm such a "foodie"..lol) and all those wonderful views are breathtaking!

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  12. First class, your own chef and a great view, it couldn't get any better. That would be my first choice of ways to travel though those gorgeous mountain.

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  13. Beautiful train journey! And that's not the sort of meal you might normally expect on a train either!

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