The first-ever Color tour of VIA Rail Canada, covering the system's first 25 years from its beginnings as a Canadian National subsidiary to its role as the Crown corporation responsible for Canada's intercity passenger train network.
Emphasis is on VIA's early years, when equipment inherited from Canadian National and Canadian Pacific was merged in a period of remarkably colorful operation. Coverage extends through the 1980s and 1990s, when VIA introduced its first new equipment in the form of lightweight LRC train sets and F40PH-2 diesel locomotives.
Contents:Introduction, pp. 3-13;The Corridor, Toronto-Ottawa-Quebec, pp. 14-49;Western Services, pp. 76-77;Super Continental, pp. 78-83;Skeena, pp. 84-85;Canadian, pp. 86-99;Atlantic Canada, pp. 100-101;Ocean, pp. 102-104;Atlantic, pp. 105-110;Chaleur, pg. 111;RDC Service, pp, 112-113;Lesser Lights, pp. 114-115;Quebec, pp. 116-117;Northern Ontario, pp. 118-120;Hudson Bay, pp. 121-123;Prairie Provence, 124-125;Vancouver Island, pg. 126;Bras d'Or, pp. 127-128.
Hardcover with jacket, 128 pages, standard portrait size, Color images with captions.