Is Valentin sharing the driving? Very nice of you to offer to transport pets. It is so hard to travel with pets if you don't want to drive - or can't. At Christmas my husband went to visit his family in Ottawa. I would not want my Eskie to have to travel in the baggage car - or frankly go visiting without me - but the Toronto - Ottawa route does not offer baggage car service - and they wonder why people don't want to take the train. Even the Toronto - Montreal route only has baggage cars on certain trains. Please give Valentin a hug for me - I am thinking of Dachshunds right now - it is 11:30, April 16 - my little guy started paralyzing for final time at exactly this time one year ago today. I have the Chianti Riserva ready.