Newsletter for the Rotary Club of Geraldton Greenough - Issue No.: 497 Issue Date: 12 Nov, 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
14 Nov, 18
Peter Moore
Zane D'Mello
Geoff Watson
Terry Stewart
Ray Haynes
Ian Taylor
Laurie Dines
Tony Emmott
21 Nov, 18
Graeme Bylund
John Gooch
Viki Fennell
Phil Martin
Bruce Ralph
Paul Pirrottina
Jim Dillon
Geoff Watson
28 Nov, 18
Steve Muir
Robert Houwen
Kim Stokes
Lew Hills
Peter Sukiennik
Scott Bennett
Geoff Watson
Viki Fennell
05 Dec, 18
Clark Scarff
Raj Mavath
Peter Svensson
Hugh Lavery
Stu Watson
Luke Bayley
Tony Emmott
Phil Martin
Upcoming Events
Organiser
Event Name
 
Venue
Date
Time
Reg. By
Our Club
 
POSH Events and Function Centre
Sat, 17 Nov, 18
6:30pm
17 Nov, 18
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