About VIA Rail
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Service cars - Lounge car
Canadian Car & Foundry
Acquired by VIA Rail in:
Number of units in fleet:
Seats, tables, and chairs, plus service points for snacks and meals.
Did you know?
- Wine and cheese tastings frequently take place in this lounge car.
- The Glenfraser car also includes a casino, with a professional croupier on hand to share tips.
- When it was first acquired by VIA Rail, the Glenfraser car was not equipped for winter travel. In 2006, VIA insulated the car to make it suitable for travel all year long.
- This lounge car was originally built as coach 5585 in 1954. After having changed hands several times, it was purchased by VIA Rail from BC Rail in 2002. BC Rail converted it into a lounge car and dubbed it “Glenfraser”. The name, however, does not actually appear on the side of the car.