I'll Take the Train by Ken Liddell 1969 Second Printing 196 pages Dust Jacket
I'll Take the Train by Ken Liddell 1969 Second Printing 196 pages Dust Jacket
I'll Take the Train by Ken Liddell 1969 Second Printing 196 pages Dust Jacket
I'll Take the Train by Ken Liddell 1969 Second Printing 196 pages Dust Jacket
I'll Take the Train by Ken Liddell 1969 Second Printing 196 pages Dust Jacket
I'll Take the Train by Ken Liddell 1969 Second Printing 196 pages Dust Jacket
I'll Take the Train by Ken Liddell 1969 Second Printing 196 pages Dust Jacket

I'll Take the Train by Ken Liddell 1969 Second Printing 196 pages Dust Jacket

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I'll Take the Train by Ken Liddell 1969 Second Printing 196 pages Dust Jacket
 
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PERHAPS it should be explained before you buy a ticket that this is not exactly a book about railroads.
It is a book about people: People who laid the rails on which trains run; people who run the trains and, more importantly, people who rode on them.
In short, it is a book about all the people who have waved at train crews and all the train crews that have waved at people, which should take in just about everybody.
In other words, the train is the vehicle, as they say on the stage. And on what other stage would you find such a variety of interesting characters?
By no other medium of travel and with such comfort does one grasp the immensity of a country as broad as Canada. You can fly from one coast to the other in a matter of hours, but the tremendous size of the country escapes you. In the air you are aware of time and speed. On the ground you are aware of the thousands of miles, ever-changing, that make up the clays and nights on one train forever moving forward.
You may have heard the story current during the Second World War. German and Italian prisoners were being moved from what in those days was described as an East Coast Canadian Port to camps in the Alberta foothills and mountains. It seemed to them to be such an endless journey some prisoners argued the train was backed up at night to be run over the same country the next day in the hope of confusing the passengers.
The story of Canadian railways is an exciting one of initiative, brains, brawn and plenty of courage, both financial and physical.

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