United States Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all United States activity »
  1. 1 Day Trip from Monroe, Ct to Berkshires
  2. 2 Nashville or Nashville and New Orleans
  3. 3 Ridiculous Pacific Northwest Road Trip
  4. 4 Disneyland, Yosemite and San Fransisco
  5. 5 Airbnb seattle
  6. 6 Trip Report Photos of otters and other wildlife at Moss Landing
  7. 7 Trip Report Carmel to Big Sur Station and back report with photos 6/10/2017
  8. 8 Trip Report The Lincoln Highway, abridged: Nikki's road trip
  9. 9 Trip Report Idaho, Wyoming, Montana and South Dakota Trip Report
  10. 10 Dollar to Euro Exchange
  11. 11 Self parking hotel in Philly
  12. 12 Texas info
  13. 13 Zion, Bryce, South/North Rim, Page
  14. 14 Leisurely Car Trip from Atlanta to Sacramento?
  15. 15 Driving through Chicago area to Wisconsin
  16. 16 Planning a 12-13 Day Cali Trip SF to SD
  17. 17 Luau Worth the Money or Not?
  18. 18 Looking to move from North Carolina to Colorado
  19. 19 Going from Friday Harbor, San Juan Island to Lake Crescent
  20. 20 inspire me after landing in Miami
  21. 21 Dallas airport to bush library
  22. 22 Ideas needed for fall road trip Boston - Montreal
  23. 23 los angeles to redwood national park overnight stop
  24. 24 Yellowstone National Park in 5 days - NEED HELP
  25. 25 Restaurant Recommendations for Queens/Brooklyn/Williamsburgl
View next 25 » Back to the top

Trip Report Is it possible to get from Canada to the Bahamas by train?

Jump to last reply

Answer: Yes. Tee hee, well... *almost*.

Well, this title probably wins as a new low to lure people to read this trip report, trying to get folks who would be irritated by the premise of the question.

So how did I do it?

* I took Amtrak's Adirondack train from Montreal-NYC December 21st, visited my aunt, then NYC-DC on the Acela train December 22nd.
*December 28th picked up the Silver Meteor train from DC-Fort Lauderdale.
*Then caught the Discovery ferry (OK, so not a train, but I went 16/17 of the way by rail) from Fort Lauderdale to Freeport, where I am at present for the first time ever.

I've taken these trains before and the US portion of the trip was mostly about visiting family, but a few things of note on the US section of the journey.

#1. I was surprised that upper Lake Champlain was not frozen while the Chesapeake Bay estuaries were.

#2. It amazed me in some ways to think that the metal tube with wheels that I was riding on left people shovelling out from the piles of snow in NYC and somehow chug-a-lugged its way to palm-tree-in-abundance, orange-grove ridden mild southern Florida. Odd to think the diverse range of climate experiences that train had experienced.

Trip report for Fort Lauderdale will be posted here and the Grand Bahama portion (where incidentally I'm enjoying tremendously) to come in the Caribbean channel. I'll post a link here to it for those who are interested.

Happy New Year! Daniel

27 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement