People on a train form an alliance, as if the world that surrounded the parallel rails were hostile and they refugees from it. The dining car, humming and rocking gently in the night, annihilated past and future and made all associations outside of itself seem vaguely unreal. – Alexander Jablokov, Carve the Sky
I’ve spoken before about my love for train travel. Not only do I love travelling on trains in any country, but I also love visiting trains in a museum setting.
I absolutely loved spending some time at the West Coast Railway Heritage Museum in Squamish, B.C. last year around this time:
The heritage park is located in an absolutely beautiful spot—surrounded by trees, and mountains, with the ocean not being too far off.
What makes this destination so great is that it would appeal to a range of tastes/interests. Whether you or your company are history buffs, interested in trains, love nature or enjoy museums/cultural institutions, the West Coast Railway Heritage Park has something to pique your interests.
I’d love to travel on train more in Canada and the USA—I’ve travelled quite a bit throughout Southeast Asia and India. I really like the trip from Vancouver to Seattle, but haven’t taken the train anywhere else in the country.
Have you travelled on Amtrak in the USA?