Glenfraser came through town this week. Fellow VIAphile Jakob Mueller happened to take a photo of this unique car on the tail end of a ten-car VIA No 57 hauled by two P42's during VIA's afternoon rush.
From CN to VIA to BC Rail to VIA again, Glenfraser is one-of-a-kind on VIA's roster. I've been thinking about what will make Trackside with VIA: Cross-Canada Compendium unique. I want readers to be interested in it for the same reason Jakob photographed Glenfraser...it's absolutely different, it has a distinctive look, and it tells a very interesting story.
This book may have too much content. When I started out over a year ago, I was endeavouring to include everything from VIA factoids, consists from all eras, rosters and dispositions. It seemed like an insurmountable challenge to find it all.
Now, with the binder of text full and the photo file bulging, something may have to give. Sage advice from a contributor this past week...more photos, fewer consists. And that's exactly the way the balance will tip. Perhaps a supplement of consists will follow.
Glenfraser photo by Jakob Mueller, Kingston ON August 2012