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Stuart on our train trip across the country
Stuart in his bedroom on "The Canadian"
there goes northern Ontario....
watching the rails disappear underneath the train
Stuart with VIA engineer Mike - learning how to drive the train
driving the train
Mr. Bean the engineer
master control in the train
the view from the engine
crossing the bridge in Parry Sound
we could have used this snow plow this winter in Ontario
Stuart in the school car a the Railway Museum in Capreol
Stuart taking notes in the school car
We celebrated Stuart's birthday our first night on the train
Stuart wanted to eat the entire thing himself
but we were able to convince him to share...
the train is making its way around one of the many gorgeous lakes in northern Ontario
we loved all the tunnels - made us feel like we were riding on a toy train set
Stuart at Union Station in Winnipeg
Before you ask - yes, that is a TV that Stuart is dragging behind him like a puppy. We arrived in Winnipeg and Stuart decided he NEEDED to watch the CBC Series "The National Dream" about building the railway. Well, our pal Terry MacLeod at CBC Winnipeg ca
Stuart was really happy to have "The National Dream" to watch in his bedroom at night - but he did feel a bit silly carting the TV down the platform
next stop: the prairie
Stuart in the Park Car
We loved the prairies
another great prairie photo
whoever said the prairie was boring?
hold on tight...
Stuart in the Dome Car
It was still winter when we passed through Alberta
We are starting to creep through the mountains
And there they are!
The Dome was the place to be
More Dome action
fields and mountains
The mighty Fraser river
Stuart took this beautiful shot
and they even spelled it right!
The dining car
Stuart getting ready for the show
Stuart and musician Reid Jamieson in the Skyline car of The Canadian
Reid provided the music - all songs about trains and travel
There were about 40 people crammed into the car on the train. You can hear the show June 7/8/10, 2008
this was the most intimate Vinyl Cafe show we have ever done
Stuart listening to the show, Ron Skinner recorded it