When Trains Ruled the Rockies: My Life at the Banff Railway Station

April 30, 2019|
When Trains Ruled the Rockies: My Life at the Banff Railway Station by Terry Gainer
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When Trains Ruled the Rockies is a personal history of the Banff train station from 1948 through 1962.

Drawn from Terry Gainer’s personal memories and experiences from his years living and working at the legendary Banff Railway Station, this entertaining memoir and important historical record beckons the reader into the golden age of railway travel in the mountains of western Canada.

Complete with a selection of archival photographs, When Trains Ruled the Rockies documents life at the Banff Railway Station and traces the huge role the station played in the local community. The author’s own story of growing up at the station winds a thread through the narrative and brings into clear focus Terry’s lifelong passion for passenger trains, at one time the most dominant means of transportation for Canadians but sadly an experience that is now fading into history.

Terry Gainer’s family arrived in Banff in 1948 when his father, Frank Gainer, was transferred there as station agent. From their arrival until 1955 the family lived in the residence atop the station itself. During these years, Terry explored every nook and cranny of the station and the surrounding grounds. From 1957 he worked su...
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Title:When Trains Ruled the Rockies: My Life at the Banff Railway Station
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:272 pages, 7 X 5 X 0.1 in
Shipping dimensions:272 pages, 7 X 5 X 0.1 in
Published:April 30, 2019
Publisher:RMB | Rocky Mountain Books
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781771603010

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