Sunday, June 9, 2013

Let's Talk VIA!

Next Saturday I'll be attending the annual banquet of the Seaway Valley Model Railroaders in beautiful Morrisburg, Ontario. I've been asked to speak at the group's annual banquet about my VIA Rail books, plus some of VIA's history and modelling challenges.  

One message I'll be sending loud and clear is that this is a golden age for those who model the Canadian passenger railway scene, particularly VIA Rail.  Never has there been such an abundance of high-quality locomotives, rolling stock, books and information to assist the modeller.

I'm proud to be able to be part of this.  I'm looking forward to meeting the group and their spouses, to a great time together over dinner and a fun, informal presentation, including a triVIA challenge!

Thanks, Gary for inviting me.  I'm really looking forward to the trip and the possibility of seeing a few ships (oh, and trains) on the drive down from Kingston!
Eastbound VIA behind FPA4 6778 at Brockville, Ontario's VIA station in 1986 (above) D.J. Gagnon photo.



  1. Eric, thanks for attending and speaking to our group, much enjoyed


  2. You're most welcome, Gary. It was my pleasure. The venue, buffet and company was most enjoyable. I trust your group had as much fun as I did.

    It's always great to have an informal setting for my presentation, with lots of good dialogue (should I say VIAlogue?) and banter, sharing our experiences and growing our knowledge as we do so.