The Comfort Route to Your Convention

This brochure encourages people to take one “of Canada’s two scenic dome trains,” the Canadian and Dominion, or a Canadian Pacific “D.C. 8 Jet Empress” to their convention, wherever that might be. Perhaps there were a lot of conventions in Vancouver in 1961, the year this was issued.

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In the United States, passenger miles of airline travel overtook rail travel in 1957, and Canada would not have been far behind. Yet Canadian Pacific devotes more than twice as much space in this brochure to its trains than to its planes. Perhaps it was because the trains reached more destinations, as the airline–at least according to his brochure–mainly served Montreal, Toronto, Winnipeg, and Vancouver.

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