The Trans-Canada Limited does not carry day-coach, tourist or colonist cars.
Canadian Pacific trains are made up to suit the needs of different kinds of travelbearing in mind the distances to be travelled, whether the train makes local stops, and the classes of passengers carried.
For example, the Imperial (Montreal to Toronto) and the Dominion (Toronto to Vancouver) each consists of Colonist Cars, Tourist Sleeper, First-Class Coach, Dining Car, Standard Sleepers (as many as required) and Compartment-Observation Car.
The make-up of every important train is published in our Time Table "Folder A."
Night trains between cities such as Montreal-Toronto or Montreal-Quebec carry first-Class Coaches, Standard Sleepers, andvarying with the trainsSingle-Room Sleeper, Compartment Car, Club-Compartment or Compartment-Observation Car.
Day trains on the longer journeyssuch as Montreal-Torontocarry First-Class Coaches, Parlour Cars, and either a Dining Car or one of the Buffet or Cafe Parlour type.
To operate a long distance train, a fair-sized staff is carried. It consists of the engineer, fireman, conductor, trainman (his assistants), sleeping-car conductor, one porter to each sleeping-car, parlour-car attendant, and dining-car staff. On many trains are newsboys.
In Canadian railways there are noticeable differences in the names bestowed upon many men or things. For example, a "porter" in Canada means a sleeping-car attendant, while the man who handles your luggage at a station is a "red-cap."
All Canadian Pacific trains, in cold weather, are heated by steam, and every car has the same temperature.
You can walk from end to end in any Canadian Pacific train. The conductor does so, regularly, to collect tickets. The corridor is at the side in compartment carsin the middle in all other cars.
Passengers holding first-class railway tickets and sleeping-car tickets (standard or compartment) have the free use of the Solarium and Observation cars. On day-runs a "parlour-car ticket" is sold for these or any type of lounge car.
All sleeping-car space,, of whatever kind, is reserved ahead, and your ticket shows the car-number and berth number you have bought.
The standard gauge of Canadian railways is 4 feet 8 ½ inches.
On practically all over-night trains, "Valet Service" is provided, and suits, etc., can be pressed.tandard and tourist berths are sold at the berth rates, but compartments and drawing-rooms at the room rateirrespective in either case of how many people occupy the berth or room. It is also possible to engage the whole of the Standard Sleeper section (lower and upper berths) without the upper one being made up at night. This is known as a "Bed Section."