One year ago, I excitedly published drafts of my second and third books on VIA Rail on this blog. Re-reading those posts, I can easily recall the feeling of anticipation. A few days later, I had boxes of books here to send to fans of VIA Rail all over the world. It was great to be able to share information and photos with those who were as interested in Canadian rail passenger history as I was!
One year on, I'm taking stock of this New VIA Rail Book Blog, and what the future holds for it. It has served a vital purpose, allowing me to share what I was doing as well as preserving it for my own use and recollection. Whether it was creating the books, preparing them for publication and publicizing them afterwards, I was very fortunate to be able to share the process with anyone who was interested in this little corner of cyberspace.
And one year on, I still enjoy looking through these books, hoping to learn something new and using them for reference, as I trust you are too!
VIA 6566 comes out of the setting sun at Portage la Prairie, MB in 1984.