A tribute to one of North America's great railway companies.
This landmark tribute to the Canadian Pacific Railway features the work of many of North America's top rail photographers. Remarkable photography and essays cover the entire CPR system, from the east coast to the west coast and including Nova Scotia's Dominion Atlantic lines and Vancouver Island's Esquimalt and Nanaimo. Some of the best steam and diesel photographs ever published appear here, along with 1 950s-vintage photos of steeple-cab electrics and passenger trains on the Electric Lines subsidiaries, the Grand River Railway and the Lake Erie and Northern.
Canadian Pacific captures the pleasure of lingering in wood-frame stations where time was marked to the beat of a Seth Thomas clock, the stainless-steel glamour of The Canadian, the gritty drama of SD4Os grinding up mountain grades, and the loneliness of a prairie wayfreight peddling grain empties.
Greg McDonnell has spent a lifetime observing, photographing and writing about railroads. His writing and photography appear in North America's leading rail publications. His first of numerous books, The History of Canadian Railroads, was published in 1985. He is also the series editor for Boston Mills' Masters of Railroad Photography series. He lives in Cambridge, Ontario.
The World's Greatest Travel System
Stand Fast, Craigellachie!
Sweating the Assets
Lest We Forget
Not Fade Away
Afterword: O.S. Orrs Lake