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2015 Copy Print

Rail Canada volume 2

Summary  (copy print 2015)

Rail Canada vol. 2 (Second Impression 1984)

A 144 page photo and graphic illustration book on pre 1977 Diesel Locomotives operated by many of the smaller railroads in Canada plus some updates on volume 1.

16 Page colour section redone in 2015 (same photos & text, new larger scans)

A listing of the various railways covered can be found on the contents page.

A more in depth review of CN diesel paint schemes prior to 1983 can be found in Rail Canada vol.1.

For the period 1983 - 1996 see Rail America vol.1

VIA Rail motive power is also covered in Rail Canada vol.4, while the PGE/BCR, CNR, CPR and VIA Rail RDC cars are included in Rail Canada vol.5

This was the first book to use the now familiar drawing format that all the LPD books now have except Rail Canada vol.1

Author: Donald C. Lewis

 

When LPD asked their distributors in the spring of 1999 to tell them what would they require if this book was reprinted, their response was disappointing. Because of the response LPD embarked on producing the Rail Canada Mini-Series.

Mini-Series Vol. 2.1 & Vol. 2.2  cover the PGE, BCR, and BC Rail through 1999.

Final Data on BCR to the CN purchase in 2004 is covered in the hard cover "PGE - BCR 100 Years book produced for the centenary celebration by the railways historical society. All previously published mini and Vol 5 material in one book