A Farewell Look at America’s Last Great Train
“The Canadian”-the name conjures up romantic notions of elegant travel and dining aboard silver cars as they pass through lush forests and magnificent mountains, past sapphire lakes under azure skies.
From 1955 to 1989, this world-renowned train traversed Canada across nearly 3,000 miles of lakes, prairie, and mountains, from Montreal, Quebec to Vancouver, British Columbia.
The author provides engaging details of the journey, one he made himself on numerous occasions. In his narrative, we experience many of the fascinating people and places along the way.
In this beautiful compilation of 142 colour photographs, Adolf and son Okan Hungry Wolf, along with a dozen of the continent’s best photographers, have captured the train in the dazzling imagery of all four season-through bright sunshine, rainstorms and blizzards, and the depths of night. The train’s first regal paint scheme of maroon and gray gave way to ‘action red’ and white, and was finally transformed into the blue and yellow of VIA Rail Canada, prior to ‘the end.’
This is a fitting reminiscence, farewell-and tribute-to North America’s last great train.
112 pages, 10 1/4 X 8 1/2, full colour, cloth bound.
10 years out of print-final copies (less than 50 remain): $85