Trackside with VIA: Vol 1: The First 35 Years
Learn about VIA’s history with new and previously-unpublished data and photos, plus: Rosters - Train Consist Information - CN/CP to VIA Paint Transition Data - 114 pages - Colour Cover - < >50 Black & white photographs - Over 2,700 consists.
Trackside with VIA: Vol 2: Cross-Canada Compendium
A new book on VIA Rail for you! Eric Gagnon has just released his second book all about VIA Rail Canada. This book has it all. If you've been looking for a book that covers VIA's history, operations and equipment, this may be the book you've been waiting for. VIA's history and equipment has been researched through the eyes of a rail enthusiast. The author has answered requests for even more photos and even more coverage of VIA all across Canada. From northern Quebec, remote services in Manitoba, RDC's in the Maritimes and VIA's flagship transcontinental trains, it's all here! From the newest student of VIA to the most seasoned VIAphile, you're sure to find things in here that you never knew. 106 Pages - Over 60 Colour photographs - Over 160 B&W photographs - Colour Cover
Trackside with VIA: Vol 3: Cross-Canada Compendium Consist Companion
This book is filled with consists of interest to prototype modellers and anyone who is eager to learn more about VIA operations. You’ll find 50 pages of VIA consists: Western, Eastern and Corridor trains; station train departure information from Montreal and Halifax; and even some non-VIA, pre-VIA passenger trains.
50 pages - Saddle-stitched - Over 900 train consists from 1976-2011 - Western Consists - Eastern Consists - Corridor Consists - Pre-VIA & Non-VIA Consists from the 1970’s - Special Instructions: Train Departures from Montreal and Halifax 1975 to 1985
Trackside with VIA: Vol 4: Research and Recollections
This book begins with a series of trip reports that draw the reader into the world of VIA Rail in the 1980s. These stories take up about 40 per cent of the book, and include black and white photos related to the stories, as well as several "triVIA" boxes featuring, well, trivia about VIA Rail.
After the stories are numerous research articles, dealing with such as vice-regal cars to sleeper car swaps in Winnipeg to the IC3 Flexliner trial, and much more. A soft-cover perfect bound book with 124 pages, plus the title page and table of contents page. The book contains a lot of text, as well as numerous small photos (mostly black and white) and a number of tables.