--an adventure in travel!
We are headed north, from Winnipeg to the end of the line, Churchill, Manitoba, located on the western shore of the Hudson Bay where we hope to see Polar Bears. The VIA Rail engine is shown above at our stop in Daulphin, Manitoba.
Dauphin, Manitoba, Railway Station. At a few of the train stops we had 30-45 minutes to explore the streets around the station. At other times, there was enough time to stretch our legs and we would be on our way again.
Above, you see my cabin's lavatory with two water faucet compartments--right side for drinking water, the left for washing, and below the faucets, a pull-down sink bowl. The sink is shown in its open position below.
When you lift the bowl back toward the wall, the water empties. A toliet is located below the sink and has a cushioned seat over it so it can conveniently double as a visitor seat.
Above, my passenger seat, and below, the wall above the bench showing the bed's pull-down door. By turning the handle, and tugging a bit, the bed pulls down and covers the entire sleeper cabin. As you lower it, you have to step out of the cabin. into the hallway to give it room. The bed covers the entire cabin, including the toliet. In all, the cabin measured about 3' by 5'.
This sleeping cars was constructed in 1953. When you think about the overall efficiency and comfort, plus durability, this is pretty impressive feat of engineering.
Next, I'll show you the deluxe cabin!
This is the eighth post in a series on my journey to Churchill, Manitoba, to see Polar Bears including a visit to Riding Mountain National Park. Click the journey to Churchill link to see all the posts. The most recent post will appear first. When you reach the end of the page, click "older post" to continue with the series.
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