Posted 26 April 2017 - 07:05 PM
I was on the Canadian #1 in December 2010 and there was a freight derailment ahead of us. We sat for 10 hours before me starting moving. We made up some time, but missed Jasper because we were so late. On the positive side, we were able to see Fraser Canyon in daylight. I believe all of the sleeper passengers were in the Park Car to see the spectatular scenary.
Since we were over 4 hours late, passengers were told we would be given a 50% discount on a VIA trip taken within a year. I traveled on the Ocean about 9 months later. I had to jump through many hoops to get a discount (which turned out was not 50%, but was something).
Amtrak miles: 230,820; Routes: Silver Meteor, Champion, Silver Star, Auto Train, Capitol Limited, Empire Builder, Lakeshore Limited, Adirondack, Vermonter, Cardinal, California Zephyr, Coast Starlight, Texas Eagle, Missouri River Runner, Acela Express, Southwest Chief, Cascades, Crescent, City of New Orleans, Hiawatha Service, Maple Leaf, Keystone Service, NE Regional, Downeaster, Piedmont, Carolinian, Lincoln Service, Autumn Express 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, Empire Service, Sunset Limited, San Joaquin, Capitol Corridor, Pennsylvanian, Illinois Zephyr, Carl Sandburg, Ethan Allen Express, AEM-7 Excursion, Pacific Surfliner, Palmetto. VIA miles: 4,584; Routes: The Canadian, Ocean; Alaska RR Denali Star: 356 miles