Friday, 13 November 2015

All Aboard!

From the authors of Slumach’s Gold, Mary Trainer, Brian Antonson, and Rick Antonson, comes a new book full of “terrific stories about the lure and impact of railroading in Canada.”

Whistle Posts West, just released by Heritage House, is selling well and promises to be another bestseller.

Did Jackson take the train?

CPR schedule 1897 
Looking for confirmation that the legendary “Jackson" took a ship to San Francisco? He could easily have taken the train at Hammond and would have arrived earlier in San Francisco than by steamer.  Shotwell and his unnamed friend did just that according to Charles Miller. They boarded the train at Ruskin.

Friday, 6 November 2015

Rescued from Upper Pitt River

On 5 November Tri-City News reported: “Trio taken to Upper Pitt by helicopter later rescued by Coquitlam, Ridge Meadows SAR.” Click here to read the story.