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Posted 01 April 2017 - 01:34 PM

Lunch: Tomato Bisque Soup, Pulled-Pork Sandwich with Peppers & Onions, Potato Salad. Dessert: Brownie (lunch was served to those passengers boarding in Truro at 2:45pm)

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Posted 01 April 2017 - 01:35 PM

Dinner: Seafood Chowder. Stuffed Chicken Breast. Dessert: Sugar Pie with Maple Syrup

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Posted 01 April 2017 - 01:36 PM

Breakfast: Scrambled Skillet: Hashbrowns, Country Sausage, Scrambled Eggs and all topped with grated Cheddar (one of the best breakfasts I've had on VIA (Canadian included!) Another Breakfast option was Tomato Quiche & Country Sausage

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Posted 02 April 2017 - 03:37 AM

It all looks very good. Excuse me while I open a tin of beans for my dinner... :D

 

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Posted 02 April 2017 - 11:37 AM

Thanks! 

I've never seen photos of dining car service on the Ocean, only the Canadian (which I've also seen in real life :)

 

Hoping to ride this train one day. 


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Posted 02 April 2017 - 01:10 PM

As always, outstanding pics and info from the Great White North, thanks for sharing!😙

And topping a meal on the Canadian is news indeed!!!😉
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Posted 06 April 2017 - 07:57 AM

Does the Ocean still have the Park car year round? And, are there currently any Budd sets operating on the route?

 

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Posted 06 April 2017 - 08:06 AM

Everything looks good, but why is the slice of pie so skinny? I want an big fat slice of pie. :)



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Posted 06 April 2017 - 11:48 AM

Everything looks good, but why is the slice of pie so skinny? I want an big fat slice of pie. :)

Can't say for certain, but I'm guessing that the pies are pre-sliced, with paper separation, and are kept frozen.

I buy Cheesecake Factory frozen cheesecake's at Costco, that come that way...
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Posted 06 April 2017 - 01:25 PM

It all looks very good. Excuse me while I open a tin of beans for my dinner... :D
 
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No beans here...Dinty Moore beef stew!

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Posted 06 April 2017 - 02:24 PM

Everything looks good, but why is the slice of pie so skinny? I want an big fat slice of pie. :)


Believe me.....Sugar Pie with Quebec Maple Syrup.....you wouldn't want any more than that!

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Posted 07 April 2017 - 03:41 PM

 

Everything looks good, but why is the slice of pie so skinny? I want an big fat slice of pie. :)

Can't say for certain, but I'm guessing that the pies are pre-sliced, with paper separation, and are kept frozen.

I buy Cheesecake Factory frozen cheesecake's at Costco, that come that way...

 

Yes but those slices of cheesecake are nice and fat. Not skinny.



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Posted 07 April 2017 - 03:42 PM

 

Everything looks good, but why is the slice of pie so skinny? I want an big fat slice of pie. :)


Believe me.....Sugar Pie with Quebec Maple Syrup.....you wouldn't want any more than that!

 

It does look benign in the picture though :)



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Posted 23 April 2017 - 06:31 PM

Thank you for the photos, the food looks good to me.

 

(Nice to know that another poster's dining menu includes Dinty Moore's Beef Stew as well as mine.)



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Posted 24 June 2017 - 07:13 AM

Thanks for the pictures, we just booked a trip on The Ocean, in a room, for late August, and looking forward to the Park Car, and the diner.

 

I like the fact that the diner has tables for 2,no offense, but as someone who has do a lot of networking for work, I don't like having to deal with strangers while on vacation.

 

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Posted 25 June 2017 - 06:28 AM

I like the fact that the diner has tables for 2,no offense, but as someone who has do a lot of networking for work, I don't like having to deal with strangers while on vacation.


The Ocean will be busy in August and often sells-out in sleepers......so a pretty good chance you will be seated with someone.

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Posted 02 September 2017 - 06:42 AM

We really enjoyed our trip on The Ocean this week. The Dining Car service was excellent, and we got our same table for 2 for each meal (dinner, breakfast, lunch). We had plenty of socializing in the 2 dome cars, this was one long train !Attached File  ImageUploadedByAmtrak Forum1504352417.357792.jpg   63.56KB   11 downloadsAttached File  ImageUploadedByAmtrak Forum1504352454.195132.jpg   65.94KB   10 downloadsAttached File  ImageUploadedByAmtrak Forum1504352504.006625.jpg   60.45KB   12 downloadsAttached File  ImageUploadedByAmtrak Forum1504352539.750659.jpg   67.56KB   11 downloads

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Posted 02 September 2017 - 08:55 AM

Did the Ocean this summer, Montreal to Halifax in a bedroom. Neat trip, as stated the diner food was great and enjoyed the Dome and Park car. They had entertainment in the Park car. A lot of fun in an intimate environment.




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