STEAM ENCOUNTERS AT MONTREAL

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Part Number:124514

New Book
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 photography 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.