Last Train to Toronto : A Canadian Rail Odyssey

Last Train to Toronto: A Canadian Rail Odyssey

By Terry Pindell
$26.95




Crossing Canada by rail has long been among the travel wonders of the world, but in 1990 government cutbacks forced the remarkable Canadian to make its last run from Vancouver to Toronto. Amid the political controversy that raged during the last years of the route's existence, Terry Pindell covered 18,000 miles of Canadian rails. In this fascinating memoir-travelogue, he explores the ever-changing landscape and character of our diverse nation, interweaving stories of the railway's central role in Canadian history with the lounge-car and trackside testimony of rail men and women, trappers, fishing guides, bush pilots, innkeepers, bartenders, loggers, and fellow passengers.

Last Train to Toronto will appeal to railroad buffs, history enthusiasts, and fans of travel writing -- and to anyone who has ever been curious about how we are seen by our neighbors to the south.

This is a new release of the book published in April 1993.


Douglas & McIntyre
ISBN: 9781550540796
Paperback / softback
6.06 in x 9.0 in - 398 pp

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Crossing Canada by rail has long been among the travel wonders of the world, but in 1990 government cutbacks forced the remarkable Canadian to make its last run from Vancouver to Toronto. Amid the political controversy that raged during the last years of the route's existence, Terry Pindell covered 18,000 miles of Canadian rails. In this fascinating memoir-travelogue, he explores the ever-changing landscape and character of our diverse nation, interweaving stories of the railway's central role in Canadian history with the lounge-car and trackside testimony of rail men and women, trappers, fishing guides, bush pilots, innkeepers, bartenders, loggers, and fellow passengers.

Last Train to Toronto will appeal to railroad buffs, history enthusiasts, and fans of travel writing -- and to anyone who has ever been curious about how we are seen by our neighbors to the south.

This is a new release of the book published in April 1993.

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Douglas & McIntyre
ISBN: 9781550540796
Paperback / softback
6.06 in x 9.0 in - 398 pp