CBC TV 50th Anniversary VIA Rail train, Quebec City (Day 2)

[This entry written by Geoff Sowrey, ©2002 Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). Text used with permission of CBC. The opinions expressed within do not necessarily reflect those of the CBC, employees, affiliates, or subsidiaries.] Day 24 Today is a travel day, but we didn’t leave Quebec City until almost 18:30. That gave us plenty of time […]

CBC TV 50th Anniversary VIA Rail train, Quebec City

[This entry written by Geoff Sowrey, ©2002 Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). Text used with permission of CBC. The opinions expressed within do not necessarily reflect those of the CBC, employees, affiliates, or subsidiaries.] Day 23 I haven’t been in Quebec City for 17 years. The last time I was with the Society for Educational Visits […]

CBC TV 50th Anniversary VIA Rail train, Canadian Railway Museum

[This entry written by Geoff Sowrey, ©2002 Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). Text used with permission of CBC. The opinions expressed within do not necessarily reflect those of the CBC, employees, affiliates, or subsidiaries.] Day 22 Were it not for banging pipes in the ceiling (I wasn’t the only one who heard them while at that […]

CBC TV 50th Anniversary VIA Rail train, Montreal

[This entry written by Geoff Sowrey, ©2002 Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). Text used with permission of CBC. The opinions expressed within do not necessarily reflect those of the CBC, employees, affiliates, or subsidiaries.] Day 21 We came. They saw. It rained. I’d been looking forward to the Montreal event. This is a great city to […]

CBC TV 50th Anniversary VIA Rail train, Ottawa and Montreal

[This entry written by Geoff Sowrey, ©2002 Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). Text used with permission of CBC. The opinions expressed within do not necessarily reflect those of the CBC, employees, affiliates, or subsidiaries.] Day 20 Today was a travel day. It seems a bit odd, since Montreal is so close to Ottawa. But that’s the […]

CBC TV 50th Anniversary VIA Rail train, Ottawa

[This entry written by Geoff Sowrey, ©2002 Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). Text used with permission of CBC. The opinions expressed within do not necessarily reflect those of the CBC, employees, affiliates, or subsidiaries.] Day 19 The tech crew had a really early call this morning — they were at the train long before the rest […]

CBC TV 50th Anniversary VIA Rail train, Eastern Ontario

[This entry written by Geoff Sowrey, ©2002 Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). Text used with permission of CBC. The opinions expressed within do not necessarily reflect those of the CBC, employees, affiliates, or subsidiaries.] Day 18 Ivan and I met arrived at Union Station at almost the same time, but from opposite ends of the GTA. […]

CBC TV 50th Anniversary VIA Rail train, Day off

[This entry written by Geoff Sowrey, ©2002 Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). Text used with permission of CBC. The opinions expressed within do not necessarily reflect those of the CBC, employees, affiliates, or subsidiaries.] Day 17 For the first time since our trip began, I had a day where I didn’t see a single person from […]

CBC TV 50th Anniversary VIA Rail train, Toronto

[This entry written by Geoff Sowrey, ©2002 Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). Text used with permission of CBC. The opinions expressed within do not necessarily reflect those of the CBC, employees, affiliates, or subsidiaries.] Day 16 Five of our team staying at the hotel met in the lobby at 7:15 to walk to Union Station. Only […]

CBC TV 50th Anniversary VIA Rail train, London

[This entry written by Geoff Sowrey, ©2002 Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). Text used with permission of CBC. The opinions expressed within do not necessarily reflect those of the CBC, employees, affiliates, or subsidiaries.] Day 15 If it’s the 21st, it must be London. We can’t tell you the day of the week; we just know […]