Ian Wilson 48 pages softcover
Travel back to the 1950s and witness steam and diesel action at Montreal through the lens of Jim Guerin
You’ve seen Guerin’s work through the pages of many of Ian Wilson’s
books covering 1950s railway operations in Ontario—but this is the first
time we’ll venture out of the province!
This all-colour book (the first-ever from Ian Wilson) presents a
portfolio of Canadian National and Canadian Pacific locomotive
These pictures were taken during two visits to Montreal—in September
1956 and March 1958—on the occasion of steam locomotive fantrips.
Travel CPR branchlines and mainlines behind D4 Ten Wheeler 489. Enjoy
a circle tour pulled by CNR Ten Wheelers 1165 and 1391. Witness a
parade of CNR steam locomotives heading to and from trains near Turcot
roundhouse. Catch glimpses of gleaming CNR diesel road switchers on
manifest freights. Observe the venerable boxcab electric locomotives
beneath overhead wires. Behold CPR passenger steam power working between
the Glen roundhouse and Windsor Station. Poke about the servicing area
to inspect CPR steam and diesel locomotives at The Glen and St. Luc.
As with all of Ian Wilson’s books, there will be track maps and time
tables included to orient you with respect to the picture locations. And
these images will flow in chronological detail, according to when the
photographer exposed them.
Virtually everything Jim Guerin recorded during his 1950s visits to Montreal is long gone
The locomotives, trains, the tracks, the steam-era environment. But they live again in Steam Encounters at Montreal. The book will be your time machine, your portal to the railway world of the past.