About the Book
This book is designed to be an invaluable companion to the Canadian Trackside Guide. It will be useful to people who want to identify different classes of CN locomotives and for modellers who want to make detailed replicas.
Over the last 40 years I have taken many thousands of photographs of Canadian National locomotives and trains from Halifax across Canada to Vancouver.
I have selected over 130 photos from my collection to show all major details - front, sides, rear and roof of the various models of the General Motors and General Electric locomotives currently owned by the parent railroad - CN and also of some of those owned by its subsidiaries.
I have been interested in trains since I was a child in the 1940s. Early memories include standing on the footplate of the Flying Scotsman at King's Cross. I have photographed and more recently taken video of trains across North America, Britain and Europe. I have been a volunteer on several tourist railroads and was a senior Trainman on the Salem & Hillsborough Railroad in New Brunswick. I have also been fortunate enough to travel on the footplate of, and help fire, coal, wood and oil-burning steam engines and to drive steam and diesel engines.