Does any one know why the Canadian is having such a very bad timekeeping record recently? As of now Train 1 (Toronto departure Sat 13th Jan) is over 24 hrs late at Jasper having departed Toronto "just" 4 hours late. I presume that freight congestion is the prime problem but at 24 hrs and counting, does anyone know of any other reasons. Later this year I am taking train 1 from Toronto to Vancouver where I will overnight before taking the next day's early morning Cascades service from Vancouver to Seattle (and then Seattle to Washington DC). On the sort of performance that I am currently seeing for the Canadian, I will arrive in Vancouver long after my Seattle service has departed!!