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Author Antonson, Rick, 1949- author.

Title Train beyond the mountains : journeys on the Rocky Mountaineer / Rick Antonson.

Publication Info. Vancouver, [British Columbia] : Greystone Books Ltd., [2023].


Location Call No. Status
 Rocky Hill, Cora J. Belden Library - New Materials  917.1 ANTONSON    DUE 05-08-24
 South Windsor Public Library - Non Fiction  385 ANTONSON    Check Shelf
Description 277 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "A captivating journey blending memoir, history, and biography that takes the reader on one of the world's most famous trains and tells of carving the dramatic route it follows, while pondering other international railways through the eyes of travellers past and present. Rick Antonson has ridden trains in more than thirty-five countries--but almost everything he thinks he knows about train travel changes when he boards the Rocky Mountaineer with his ten-year-old grandson, Riley. As they wind over trestles and through tunnels, each mile of track uncovers stories of dynamite and discovery, surveyors and schemers, explorers and visionaries, and the people who helped to build Canada against the odds of geography and politics. Surrounded by a wild landscape that sparks imagination, fellow passengers recount train travels in other countries, get nostalgic for the era of steam locomotives, and consider life's unfinished journeys. Peppered with spirited dialogue, heartrending vignettes, and intriguing anecdotes, Train Beyond the Mountains is a travelogue with urgency: to make your travel dreams happen now. As one passenger muses, 'The mistake we make is that we think we have time.'"-- Provided by
Subject Railroad travel -- Alberta -- History.
Railroad travel -- British Columbia -- History.
Rocky Mountaineer Railtours -- History.
Antonson, Rick, 1949-
Genre/Form Biographies.
Subject Rocky Mountaineer Railtours. (OCoLC)fst00764142
Railroad travel. (OCoLC)fst01088689
Alberta. (OCoLC)fst01204828
British Columbia. (OCoLC)fst01205265
Genre/Form Biographies. (OCoLC)fst01919896
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
ISBN 9781771644860 (cloth)
1771644869 (cloth)
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