Rites of Passage

Rites of Passage

A Canadian Railway Retrospective

Book - 2000
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Each new railway book by writer-photographer Greg McDonnell is cause for celebration in the North American railfan community. Rites of Passage , a look at over three decades of transition and changes along Canada's rail lines, is his most personal book to date. "For what it's worth," McDonnell writes in his introductory essay, "what follows on these pages is personal, a collection of images and essays drawn from a 35-year effort to capture and chronicle the magic of Canadian railroading, an effort that began with a young boy pointing a borrowed Brownie at a pair of olive-green GMD1's looming out of the early morning fog in Kitchener and quickly grew to be a lifetime avocation, if not a vocation." Rites of Passage is vintage McDonnell, a sensual feast of boiler steam and diesel smoke, high iron and midnight runs across the prairies, wistful memories and critical analysis.

Publisher: Erin, Ont. : Boston Mills Press, 2000
ISBN: 9781550463309
Branch Call Number: 385.097109045 McDo 3558ad 1
Characteristics: 119 p. :,col. ill


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BookReviewer2015 Aug 12, 2014

My Staff Book Pick of the Week:

Rites of Passage: A Canadian Railway Retrospective:

Relive the good ol' days of Canada's storied railway history in this excellent retrospective book by Greg McDonnell.

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