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The journey began in the dark.

Night had taken over Toronto. Black, all encompassing, a slithering cloud of sleep dust.

Red lights flickered on, then off, and on again.

I stirred, tilted my head and saw velocity. Felt its power. Twinkling dots, shadows, those tremors that rumble from deep in the earth and rise – swooping past my window. I was watching atoms split and merge together.

So this is a Via Rail experience.

The train rattled and I slept.

A lurch woke me.

I opened my eyes. We were in Ontario.

Leaving Toronto at night

Leaving Toronto

Dawn breaks

Dawn breaks

Here comes the sun

Here comes the sun

Stillness

Stillness

Freight madness

Freight madness

Tree island

Tree island

Canada's Grand Canyon

Canada’s Grand Canyon

Around the bend

Around the bend

Shadow watcher

Secret watcher

Reading

Reading

Dusk

Dusk

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If you want more information on the various travel packages from Via Rail, you can contact them through many channels.

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Website: www.viarail.ca.

Facebook: Via Rail Facebook.

Twitter: @Via_Rail.