Subject: Re: Pet Travel Peeves!
I am a Train Buff, using this mode of transportation whenever I can. My Pet Peeve is why the crew will turn the train around beore reaching our destination, even if we are running late.

On this particular trip, about 10 minutes away from Ottawa station, we found ourselves going in the wrong direction. No announcement was made, or reason given when I asked the obvious question. We were already 45 minutes late due to another 'signals' problem, and the next train back to Montreal wasn't due to leave for 3 hours. By turning the train before our arrival, we entered the station 55 minutes late...just under the hour required for a refund.

On consulting the Superintendent for the railway division involved, no reasonable explanations were forthcoming.

Peter