Saturday, April 16, 2011

Gimme Two on the Trainline

The cab whistle's shrill "pheeeeep-pheeeeeep" sounds in the FPA4 cab as the conductor pulls twice on the trainline. The engineer reaches for the controls and he replies with two toots on the air horn. The train is about to leave the station.

The finality of departure, coupled with the anticipation of the journey are wrapped up in the sounds of air whistle, air horn, and engines throttling up.

Same goes for my book. Everything is in readiness. The text, data and photos have been selected, gathered and are ready for the next step in the journey. Supporting rosters, schedules, some historical notes and data. Lots of data. This step will involve transmission from computer files to paper. Finally. Highball!


  1. Whoo Hoo Eric!! Can't wait to order mine. Thanks for all your hard work.


  2. Thanks for your kind comments, Ian. I'm reserving my Whoo-Hoo until I see the draft copy, because there's probably things I've overlooked. Good news is that Bryan my printer is good with communication, and knows his stuff, so I imagine there's nothing we can't iron out together. However, I'm as excited to see it in print as you are. Stay tuned,

  3. please let us know when and how to order. Thanks for undertaking this and seeing it through.

  4. Thanks for your interest, Steve. I will definitely be posting ordering information here, and once I have the book in hand, will be able to give more specific information re: ordering.

    Watch for a flurry of updates here in the days to come. (I hope that's the only flurry we see here in Kingston).

    I know you won't be disappointed,