"Whistle Posts West" presents a compelling array of stories from British Columbia, Alberta and Yukon that illustrate how and why the railways continue to capture our imaginations.
Everybody has a train story. Whether it comes from a distant relative who worked on the railways or from a family train trip that formed a lasting impression of the Canadian landscape, trains inspire a sense of wonder and nostalgia. They are embedded in the history of Canada as a whole and western Canada in particular, and for generations they were how most people travelled and saw the country. Today, trains get the most attention in the context of tragedy, in the aftermath of rare but catastrophic derailments. However, train stories go beyond these modern-day disaster tales or romantic glimpses into the past. From the heartbreaking to the humorous, from the awe-inspiring to the absurd, this fascinating collection of railway tales is sure to please.
- Paperback, 224 pages
- Author: Mary Trainer, Brian Antonson, and Rick Antonson
- Publisher: Heritage House
- Dimensions: 13.97 x 1.27 x 20.96 cm