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Rails Around the Rock

A Then and Now Celebration of the Newfoundland Branchlines

by Kenneth G Pieroway

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historical, history, landscapes
list price: $29.95
also available: Paperback
category: Photography
published: 2014

Rails Around The Rock is an all-colour then & now celebration of the branchline and industrial railways of Newfoundland. In this follow-up to Rails Across the Rock: a then and now celebration of the Newfoundland Railway and on the 30th anniversary of the closing of the last branchline, the reader is taken on a photographic journey to the beautiful bays and coves and to the interior of the province. Through images captured from 1956 to 1984, readers can ride the mixed trains on the Carbonear, Argentia and Bonavista branchlines, follow extra freights on the Lewisporte and Stephenville lines and watch trains on the Grand Falls Central and Buchans Railway move their commodities. The images of internationally acclaimed train photographers, James A. Brown, Steve Danko, Bill Linley, Phil Mason, Steve Patterson, Robert J. Sandusky, Rich Taylor and others are spread throughout these pages. When their magnificent photographs are compared to the same scene as it exists today the changes that have occurred are remarkable, illustrating how both nature and progress have reclaimed the right of way.

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"The photos are fascinating but so are the commentaries that go along with them... This book will really appeal to anyone with even a passing interest in the Newfoundland Railway or Newfoundland geography and landscape." Review of Rails Across the Rock: a then and now celebration of Newfoundland. Robin McGrath, The Telegram

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About the Author

Kenneth G Pieroway

Kenneth G. Pieroway was born in Corner Brook but grew up in Colinet, Newfoundland. His passion for trains was introduced by his father at a very young age. He obtained his BSW from Memorial University and is a Registered Social Worker. Kenneth's previous work includes, Rails Across the Rock: A then and now celebration of the Newfoundland Railway (Creative, 2013). He currently resides in Conception Bay South with his wife Michelle and son Thomas.
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