Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Train 693: Thompson

Our train "cools it's heels" at Thompson station.

Local businesses deliver large quantities of food and supplies for northern communities to the station, where they're loaded into the baggage car. Three trains a week all year round bring supplies to the villages and towns north of Thompson. Other than by plane, rail is the only way of reaching Churchill and communities north of Gillam.

About twenty or thirty passengers board at Thompson, and the coach cars start to liven up.

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