Taking a luxury train trip takes you back to the leisurely days of steam and restaurant cars and porters carrying portmanteaux. These days diesel may not be as romantic but with these carriages behind the engine the journey is smooth and the living is easy. Eat your heart out Thomas the Tank.
In 1943 British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, US President Franklin Roosevelt and Canadian PM William Mackenzie King travelled in the historic carriages that this train still uses. Queen Elizabeth II has also been aboard.