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 VIA Train in Rocky Mountains



VIA: Vancouver to Toronto

The Toronto-Vancouver train, which takes four days to travel between one of Canada's largest cities and the Pacific
Coast, lets you see the breadth of the country like never before. A train goes up through rocky mountains, passing
the town of Jasper, wide Canadian prairies, forests reflecting on the surface of Great Lakes, arriving at a large
metropolitan area of Toronto.




(L) The western terminal of the Pacific Central Railways, Vancouver station (R) A baggage check-in place of the station

(L) This terminal station is used by both Canadian VIA trains and American Amtrack trains.
(R) A waiting room, Salon Panorama Lounge is for the first-class passengers.

The VIA train for Toronto is ready to start at the Vancouver station.

(L) Train conductor welcomes passengers, providing a step into a vehicle.
(M) A corridor of a train and a compact dressing table in the cabin compartment.
This train steel body was made by a German manufacture.
(R) A final check of cell phone before the departure of the train

(L) A train is leaving downtown Vancouver. (M) A train crossed Fraser River. A SkyTrain Bridge is in the left side.
(R) VIA train crossing North Thompson River, British Columbia

(L) Main observation lounge at the last train vehicle (M) The skyline coffee shop (R) Kamloops North station

A dome-car is composed from the lower lever and upper level. Passengers can have tea, coffee, soft drink and fruits.

A high-up scenic dome-car view: VIA train is running beside a lake in the early morning.

(L) Kamloops North station.
This is the junction point of Canadan National ( CNR) and Canadian Pacific ( CPR ) railways
The CNR' passenger services ended in the western Canada in 1978.
(R) All Canadian railway stations are smoke-free.

(L) A dinning room car was full with reserved guests. All meals served without cost for the first-class passengers.
(M) A breakfast was served after a menu was ordered. (R) A cafe serving facility in a train

(L) Canada is a wide country. Canada uses six primary time zones. They are Newfoundland Time Zone,
Atlantic Time Zone, Eastern Time, Central Time Zone, Mountain Time Zone, and the Pacific Time Zone.
(M) Senior Canadians were enjoying a friendly conversation at the rear dome car.
(R) A small village in that the VIA train had a brief stop.

The train stopped for about half an hour. Passengers may leave train and breath deeply a fresh air.

(L) A train slowed down while passing a railway-side fall.
(R) A train stopped at a small town, with the snowy Canadian Rockiy mountains on the back.

A single VIA railway track line goes in the mountainous wooded area and along the river stream.

(L) A dinning room car at a lunch time (R) A new observation car

Mount Robson, British Columbia, one of the most prominent mountains in North America, with a high of 4,663 m.

Mount Robson viewed from a dome car.

(L) The interior of the economy-class vehicle (M) A woman was singing with a guitar in a lobby-car. (R) A locomotive of VIA train at Jasper

(L) This map shows how the VIA train traveled through the Rocky mountain area.
(R) A train staff cleaned the body with a high pressure hose.

A train arrived at Jasper station and unloaded passengers' baggage to a luggage van.

A VIA train ticket and baggage tag

(L) The place of baggage pick-up at Jasper VIA station (R) Jasper railway station


The VIA Rail Canada pass through the Yellowhead Pass, which is a mountain pass across Continental Divide of the Canadian
Rockies. It is located on the border between Alberta and British Columbia, and lies within Jasper National Park and Mount
Robson Provincial Park. It was constructed circa 1910-1913, and the trains of their successor, the Canadian National Railway,
run this route, in contrast with that Canadian Pacific Railway still used the Spiral-Tunnel route. At present, all VIA passenger
trains run through the Yellowhead route.


(L) The locomotive of the founder, Canadian National Railway is climbing in the Yellowhead pass. It is 1,131 m high above sea level.
(R) The VIA train skirt the Moose Lake for a while, before arrive at Jaspar.

Railway Trip by VIA Train



Smoking policy: This Vancouver-Toronto route offers a smoke-free environment. Those who wish to smoke will
be able to do so during regular station stops at Capreol, Hornepayne, Sioux Lookout, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Edmonton,
Jasper and Kamloops.


This picture shows the railway truck of Canadian Pacific Railway and a marmot.

An ultra-long freight train from Vancouver is now going to pass through the Spiral Tunnels in Rocky Mountains.



When British Columbia joined Confederation in 1871, it was on the condition that Prime Minister, J A. Macdonald would build
a railway to link the province to the rest of the country. Building a railway across such a large continent was a major undertaking,
and one of the most serious obstacles was the Rocky Mountains. Several passes were considered for the route and despite
its rugged terrain, Kicking Horse Pass was chosen because of its proximity to the US border and its shorter distance to the
Pacific Coast.

Spiral Tunnels




カナダ横断鉄道の一番長い区間がバンクーバーからトロントに向けて走るVIA寝台列車である。航空機で4時間30分で到達出来る区間を
4泊5日かけて運行している。日本では到底考えられないのんびりとした旅である。つまり時間を全く気にかけない人々が列車の乗客で
ある。そのほとんどはシニア層であるのは当然といえよう。列車が駅に停車している時間も長く、アルバータ州バンフ駅で90分、
マニトバ州のウイニベグ駅では180分の休憩がある。街の散歩や軽食をとるには十分の時間である。1等は3食付きでメイン展望車には
いつでも果物や飲み物が用意されているので食べ物を買い込む必要はない。旅のハイライトはバンクーバーからジャスパーまでの雪を
抱いたロッキー山脈、そして秋の紅葉に映えるスペリオール湖北岸の森林地帯であろう。

バンクーバー・トロント間、5日間の旅の最中に列車内での喫煙は一切出来ない。一日に2回、停車する駅の屋外でのみタバコを吸うこと
が許される。日本のガイドブックに列車内に喫煙ブースが存在すると書いてあるのもがあるが、完全な間違いである。日本での考え方、
あり方は異常としか言いようがなく、他の国では全く受け入れられない。

1974年の夏にもロッキー山脈越えの名所、スパイラルトンネルで長い長い列車の最後部がトンネルに入る前に先頭の機関車がトンネル
を抜け出て轟音と共にすぐ前を横切るのを見ることが出来た。さらに今回は貨物列車がトンネルに入る時から、全部の車両が出終わる
までをビデオに撮影した。現在はイベント列車を除き貨物輸送専用の鉄道だが、その運行時間が不定期であり、いつ列車が通過するか
分からない路線なので本当に幸運であった。



All railway trains should be completely smoke -free.
海外鉄道紀行

イタリア鉄道旅行・シシリア イタリア鉄道旅行記 Italia Rail: Trenitalia
アイルランド鉄道旅行 アイルランド鉄道旅行記  Rail Travel Ireland
ニュージランド鉄道旅行 ニュージランド鉄道旅行記  NZ Rail: Tranz Alpine/Scenic
オーストラリア鉄道旅行 オーストラリア鉄道旅行記   Brief Journey by Australian Rail
米国・東北部鉄道旅行 ボストン-ニューヨーク高速鉄道  Amtrak Acela Express/Boston_Newyork
シカゴ鉄道 シカゴCTA鉄道  Chicago CTA Rail
マイアミ鉄道 マイアミMETRO鉄道  Miami Metro Rail

ストックホルム・空港鉄道 ストックホルム・アーランダ急行  Stockholm Arlanda Airport and Express
ストックホルム地下鉄 ストックホルム地下鉄・近郊鉄道 Stockholm County Railways
スエーデンX2000の旅 X2000の旅  X2000:Stockholm_Copenhagen Express
コペンハーゲン近郊鉄道・地下鉄 コペンハーゲン地下鉄・近郊鉄道  Greater Copenhagen Railways
パリ鉄道ターミナル駅 パリ鉄道ターミナル  Paris Rail Terminals
パリ近郊鉄道・地下鉄 パリ地下鉄・近郊鉄道  Paris Metro_RER_Tram
タイ・バンコク鉄道 バンコク・スカイトレイン・地下鉄・タイ鉄道   Bangkok Mass Transit/Thai Railways
台湾高速鉄道 台湾高速鉄道  Taiwan High Speed Rail
フィンランド鉄道 路面電車 地下鉄 フィンランド鉄道、路面電車、地下鉄  Railways in Helsinki, Finland
インド鉄道 インド鉄道・地下鉄  Indian Railways and Dehli Metro

シカゴ鉄道 ポルトガル地下鉄・鉄道  Portugal Metro, Railways
マイアミ鉄道 アムステルダム鉄道・市電  Amsterdam Rail
シカゴ鉄道 スペイン高速鉄道  High-speed train in Spain
マイアミ鉄道 バロセロナ都市交通  Barcelona Railways
パリ近郊鉄道・地下鉄 ワシントンDC地下鉄・ユニオン駅  Washington DC Metro/Union Station

  フランス国鉄の旅  Railway Travel in France
 ドイツ国鉄の旅 Railway Travel in Germany
 バンクーバー・スカイトレイン Vancouver Skytrain
パリ近郊鉄道・地下鉄 カナダ・エドモントン地下鉄  Edomonton Metro
パリ近郊鉄道・地下鉄 カナダ大陸横断鉄道・VIA Trans-Canada Railway, VIA

パリ近郊鉄道・地下鉄 韓国高速鉄道・空港急行・地下鉄 Korea Train Express, Airport Express and Metro
米国・東北部鉄道旅行 シアトル・モノレール、リンク鉄道 Monorail and Link railway st Seatle
米国・東北部鉄道旅行 米国アムトラックで氷河国立公園へ Amtrak: Seatle to Glacier National Park
パリ近郊鉄道・地下鉄 サンフランシスコ・バート、 ケーブルカー、市電 San Francisco, cablecar, tram and Bart

パリ近郊鉄道・地下鉄 ドイツ、オーストリア、スイス鉄道 Trains in Germany, Austria and Switzerland in 2013
米国・東北部鉄道旅行 モスクワ地下鉄  Moscow Metro
パリ近郊鉄道・地下鉄 サンクトベルグ地下鉄 Saint Petersburg Metro
米国・東北部鉄道旅行 ロシア高速鉄道  Sapsan, high-speed train of Russia
パリ近郊鉄道・地下鉄 サンクトベルグ・ヘルシンキ鉄道 Allegro, high-speed train between Finland and Russia

パリ近郊鉄道・地下鉄 アラスカ鉄道 Alaskan Railroad
パリ近郊鉄道・地下鉄 キャンベラ・シドニー鉄道 Railways connecting Canberra and Sydney, Australia
米国・東北部鉄道旅行 ゴールドコースト市内電車  Gold Coast Light-Rail
パリ近郊鉄道・地下鉄 ノルウェー・トロンハイムオスロ鉄道 Train in Norway, Trondheim to Oslo

 Narita Airport-City Rail Service
 Japanese high-speed train 'Hayabusa'
 Japanese high-speed train 'Super-Komachi'
Smoking ban in the railway trains of the world

Canada
Smokefree British Columbia Smokefree Alberta  Trip to Canada 2011 Vancouver North Vancouver
Whistler Skytrain  VIA train Jasper Icefield and Bow Summit Emerald Lake Lake Louise
Banff Calgary Edmonton Hospitals in BC and Alberta Tobacco control in B.C. and Alberta 2011


大陸横断鉄道でカナディアンロッキーへ
2011年7月執筆 「禁煙席ネット」主宰 日本タバコフリー学会顧問 医学博士 宮本順伯
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The photographs were taken and the article was written in June-July 2011,
by Junhaku Miyamoto, M.D., PhD.


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Jasper and Parkway, Alberta, Canada



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