That perhaps-provocative title is for real. A pick-me-up and a pickup. Allow me to explain...
That fount of all things new and happening (Facebook of course) sent me a posting from Nicholas Luton who just this week attended a train show. He photographed his finds. One looked familiar. I purposely don't usually share my train show finds because such photos will reveal just what a bottom-feeder I am. ("Hey, what's in the box under your table there?")
Allow me to explain some more...Nicholas titled this photo "Train Show Finds". At top right is my first book, Trackside with VIA: The First 35 Years. It's in august company with two Bytown Railway Society Canadian Trackside Guides and an assortment of clearly Canadian scale rolling stock.
Seeing my book still out there, still getting picked up in the hands of VIA enthusiasts, is a real pick-me-up. If I needed one. And might I add...something of its immediate utility in the hands of said enthusiast:
Nicholas has already used it to find a specific consist, that this book proves, did in fact happen!