What was it like to ride VIA Rail in its early days? Lots of people want to know. I'll be including some stories in my new book. Train consists, rosters, numbers and dates are one thing, but a railfan travelling on VIA and his experiences are something else entirely.
How about riding a Skyline between Montreal and Ottawa in 1985? A ride that included a sing-along with a group of seniors travelling from Nova Scotia to North Bay. Upon arrival at Ottawa Union, the group seems to have headed downstairs to stretch their legs, get some fresh air, or perhaps have a cup of tea.
While this book won't be everything to everyone, there will be something in it for everyone.
Even one VIAphile's travelogue across Canada and back: picking berries on the way to Prince Rupert, a map-wielding Dutch seatmate and Dutch doors, and a Sudbury Saturday night.