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#1 lyke99

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Posted 20 December 2014 - 11:06 AM

Probably taking the Winnipeg-Churchill train this summer with my wife.  We rode The Canadian last summer and the a crew member mentioned that he more often works the Winnipeg-Churchill train saying it lets you see another side of Canada - my wife was intrigued and wants to go.  I rode the train during the dead of winter back in 1997 and am curious about changes since then, particularly with food service.  I know that VIA cut always having a chef on the train in 2011.

 

According to viarail.ca, fresh prepared meals are available on-board during the "summer" and the fall polar bear seasons; otherwise food is catered to the train and reheated on-board.  An e-mail to VIA revealed that their plan for "summer" in 2015 is basically the month of July and the menu looks like it compares to a standard Amtrak dining car menu.

 

My question: Has anyone here ridden the train since the 2011 cut?  How are the reheated meals?  How are fresh prepared meals during the limited times when a chef is on-board?



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Posted 28 December 2014 - 02:23 AM

I see that no one has replied. I can't really answer your questions, but I have found some reviews of the train:
http://www.tripadvis...ada-Canada.html
http://www.tripadvis...da.html#REVIEWS.


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Posted 28 December 2014 - 07:20 AM

For Meals......Click on Winnipeg-Churchill here:

 

http://www.viarail.c...ard-train/meals

 

Then on the sample .PDF Menu here:

 

http://www.viarail.c...RCHILL_5661.pdf

 

During the summer......these meals are prepared on board.

 

http://www.viarail.c...L_8.5x11_v2.pdf

 

 



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Posted 28 December 2014 - 01:35 PM

Thank you.  I'd actually seen both the tripadvisor.com reviews and the stuff on the VIA website.  I was hoping someone would have first-hand experience, but it looks like no luck.






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