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

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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

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