Michael Portillo embarked on a scenic rail adventure as he boarded the world’s largest privately-owned daylight luxury tourist train, the famous Rocky Mountaineer, in his latest BBC 2 'Great Canadian Railway Journeys' series.
"You could sense the excitement. As our train approached Jasper in the Canadian Rocky Mountains, engulfed by great peaks and glassy lakes, strangers were running around the carriage snapping photographs in every direction, slapping each other on the back and exclaiming: “Have you ever seen anything like this before?”
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