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Join me for an all-color photographic and descriptive journey across the beautiful island of Newfoundland and experience the last 30 years of Canadian National’s historic railway. We will ride on the famed CARIBOU, affectionately known to many as the “NEWFIE BULLET.” You will see stations, equipment and trains from coast to coast, as well as on the branchlines. The Grand Falls Central and Buchans lines are also included thanks to my friend, railroader Stan Smaill. It’s all here including a detailed history of the Newfoundland Railway from its origins to the last days of Terra Transport’s operation in September 1988. You will find employee timetables, a freight car synopsis, the story of dieselization, and a unit by unit all-time diesel roster. Rounding out the coverage we’ll see the ferry connections to Nova Scotia, the Coastal Service, and even the Roadcruiser service. Over 240 of my images with carefully researched, extended captions explain the many fascinating aspects of this unique and colourful narrow-gauge operation.
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I am delighted to say that my latest book, Trackside in the Maritimes 1967-1993, was released in May 2015 by Morning Sun Books. This 128 page, all colour book features over 260 of my own images from throughout the Maritimes. My extended captions explain passenger and freight operations on CN, CP, and shortlines. A wide variety of MLW-Alco power dominated these eastern routes, but GM-EMDs, CLC-FMs, GEs, Budd RDCs, and minority builders are all here along with a map, rosters and assignment lists.
Please message me at email@example.com if you would like to be on my priority list to receive an autographed copy from me or if you would like to receive a copy of my four page enhancements to the captions.
This autographed book complements Bill Linley’s best-selling Volume 1: Eastern Lines by illustrating the CPR’s railway operations on the lines from Fort William, Ontario to British Columbia’s Packfic Coast, collectively known prior to 1960 as the Western Lines. The featured years begin in 1949 with the purchase of the last new steamers, Selkirk 2-10-4’s, and end in 1968 with the arrival of MLW C-630M’s that marked the final use of the classic tuscan red and grey paint scheme on new delivered diesels.