On the first leg of a journey from Vancouver to Toronto by train, Fabien, the man in charge of looking after the welfare of passengers on board, was sitting strumming his guitar. He played a few songs and talked about his job.
All kinds of people ride The Canadian train. Some travel not only because they enjoy travelling by train, but because they don't like to fly. I spoke to a lady in her 50s who has travelled across Canada by train since she was a teenager.
Carl was kind enough to let me ride out to Heathrow with him the morning after a show in London. I'd been to see him and Dave Hill doing a comedy tour of the National Gallery. We talked about many things, including the time he interviewed Kurt Vonnegut.
A conversation with a Repatriation Officer on the train. Its his job to get people home from overseas, whether they've run into legal difficulties or at worst, have died and their bodies need to be returned home...