Rails Across The Rockis an all colour ''then & now
''celebration of the former Newfoundland Railway on the 25th
Anniversary of its closing. The reader is taken on a 547 mile
photographic journey from Port aux Basques to St. John''s with
virtually all stops in between. Captured from 1952 to 1988, you can
see the last days of steam, ride the Caribou, and watch lengthy
freights and little mixed trains, as well as the final run.
Those scenes, contributed by some of North America''s top
railway photographers, capture not only the colour and uniqueness
of our narrow gauge line but also the breathtaking beauty of this
The images of James A. Brown, Bill Linley, Phil Mason, Robert J.
Sandusky, Mike Shufelt, Rich Taylor and others are spread all along
the trans island journey. When compared to the same scene as it
exists today, the changes are remarkable as both nature and
progress reclaim the right of way.