By the Minor Thirds: "From Kenmore Square, it's a long commute, but I will take this T clear to Saskatchewan and I will not get off until we reach Saskatoon:"
Sending this link to my brother's betrothed in Alberta ...
Too damn funny!
Even if you can't take the T across the country, I figured out that I can get from my house to my 'rents house in Portland, OR entirely without a car or a plane.
MBTA #94 Bus to Red Line T
Red Line T to South Station
Amtrak Lakeshore Limited to Chicago
Amtrak Empire Builder to Portland (or Seattle)
Tri-Met Bus #9 or #19
I believe there are stops along the Empire Builder's route that link with trains for Saskatoon. I know I can get to Calgary and Edmonton.
It takes two days to drive to Saskatoon from, say, Toronto. I can only imagine how long it would take on the "B" line. Passengers would starve to death.
Strangely enough, I'm in the process of planning a trip next summer for a trip from Boston to Fairbanks using only surface travel.
I wouldn't want to take the Green Line though. The Red line would be nice with those really wide cars. Plenty of room to stretch out.
Every country has a city people make fun of. Here in Canada you make fun of Saskatoon. In the Soviet Union, we make fun of [pause for effect] Saskatoon.
Ah, a dose of Cold War humor. Good times, good times.