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Old 06-01-2009, 08:05 PM
Hari Seldon Hari Seldon is offline
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Trantor
Posts: 11,409
My wife and I take have taken the Montreal-NYC train at least once a year for a number of years. It's cheap, maybe $115 RT, a third of the air fare. It's slow as hell. I can drive it in 7 hours; the train takes at least 11. On the other hand, you take a good book (or a laptop; there are two outlets at every seat), watch the ice fishing on Lake Champlain; see the scenery, etc. The only good thing about the border crossing is that, unlike the bus (where you have to take everything off the bus and go into the customs shed), the agents get on the train and you stay seated.