Rail romance

Via Rail train.
Photograph by Alan Macek (aka en:User:Al guy) on August 13, 2005 of Train #14, the Ocean[en.WP]. from Commons.Wikimedia.Org
I was just noodling about, researching a summer holiday trip to Nova Scotia. Taking the Via Rail trip would take a minimum of 7 days each way, assuming zero train delays/disruptions. And about $1500 to ride economy, not including meals. Or the minimum overnight hotel in Toronto.

Which is somewhat more than the business class airfare on Air Canada which does the round trip in 16 hours.