photo by Russ Watson
"Through the Window of a Train: A Canadian Railway Anthology" contains stories and poems by thirty authors who love trains and what they stand for.
"This journey begins in Craigellachie, amongst the verdant mountains of British Columbia, where the famous last spike was driven home. The reader is then transported to Vancouver Island and across the Prairies to Nova Scotia, and from the era of steam to diesel-electric trains. Relive hilarious, hazardous, and historical moments as you peek through the window of a train and into the past. Meet gandy dancers, a rookie running out of steam, lost immigrants, and women entering the male-dominated world of the railway. Experience asbestos snowball fights, boxcar classrooms, and silk trains as they blur by your window."
For more information and to purchase the book visit The Borealis Book Publishers website.
Moderator's note: Manuel Erickson is a contributing author to the Cowichan Valley Arts Café. Read his "Profile of an Artist" or find a list of his contributions and a link to his personal website here through which you can contact him directly.