Atlantic Placemat

The Atlantic was Canadian Pacific’s train between Montreal and Halifax, competing with Canadian National’s Ocean and Scotian. VIA continued to operate trains on both routes until 1990, when budget cutbacks led VIA to drop many of the Canadian Pacific routes.

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During my 1978 trip, I rode the Atlantic to Moncton, New Brunswick, and then caught the Ocean going back. I should have stayed on the Atlantic, as the Canadian Pacific equipment was much nicer and included a dome car, while the Canadian national equipment was not only less comfortable, it was late.

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