Newsletter for the Rotary Club of Geraldton Greenough - Issue No.: 490 Issue Date: 24 Sep, 2018

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Across Canada by Rail!

“We’ve been ridin’ on the Railroad”…..

Greetings from the “Canadian”, Via Rail’s Transcontinental Train!

Occupying stainless steel corrugated “streamlined” cars built in 1954, the “Toronto Train Trekkers” made their way across Canada over four days! The ten of us, Stabba & Jocsie, Suki & Viki, Doc & Di, Pete & Sue and Bruce and Sandra made our way from Vancouver last Friday night, rolling over the Rocky Mountains, across the prairies and through the forests and Lakes of Eastern Canada, arriving in Toronto Tuesday night, 12 hours late!

It was a fabulous trip, like stepping back into the 50’s. The two birth cabins were tiny, and the top bunks were interesting to navigate for those who lost the lottery! (Sorry Di!) The food was brilliant and the Doc had a ball with the camera, both inside and outside the train. We stopped for some shopping at Jasper, but arrived in Winnipeg too early for the shops! (Shame!) No doubt we will make up for this in Toronto!  (Lucky we did have those stops for resupplying, or else we would have drunk the train dry!)

Up in the observation Car

A scene from the train...

More news next week, as the late starters, Hugh, Karen, Clark, Sheila, Kevin and Lara join us for the convention!

Author: Ian Taylor

Published: 24 June, 2018

 


Meeting Rosters
Date
Setup & Door
Setup & Door
Guest Speaker Host
Invocation & Toast
Raffle & Rotary Cor
Guest Speaker Thanks
Fines Master
Student
26 Sep, 18
Viki Fennell
Steve Muir
Clark Scarff
Stu Watson
Kim Stokes
Peter Sukiennik
Grant Woodhams
Tim Duggan
03 Oct, 18
Geoff Watson
Ian Taylor
Zane D'Mello
Bruce Ralph
Paul Pirrottina
Ray Haynes
Phil Martin
Scott Bennett
10 Oct, 18
Glenn O'Brien
Kevin Watson
Michelle Mitchell
Jim Dillon
Laurie Dines
Geoff Wood
Luke Bayley
Ian Taylor
17 Oct, 18
Laurie Dines
Tony Emmott
Lew Hills
Peter Sukiennik
Hugh Lavery
Robert Houwen
Graeme Bylund
Bruce Ralph
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