Saturday, December 8, 2007

Prince Edward Island Railway

Prince Edward Island is one of my favorite places to visit and, being a railfan, I'm naturally inclined towards what's left of their railway system.

image from www.edu.pe.ca


I have a really great book that I bought this past summer while visiting Orangedale Station near Wycocomagh, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia: A Photo History of the Prince Edward Island Railway by Allan Graham.

This is one of my favorite railway books I've collected thus far. I guess there's just something about that rural railway in PEI that appeals to me. (And I've just noticed, on looking at the first page inside the cover that not only is it signed by the author, which I knew, but it was also sponsored by the CN Lines SIG, which I did NOT know! :-)

Look here for a railway structure listing from the Railroad Station Historical Society:

Extant Prince Edward Island Railroad/Railway Structures

1 comment:

Train Geek said...

Allan Graham's book is excellent. I bought it (in PEI) and read it in one sitting.

There is another book about the PEI railway, called The Old Prince Edward Island Railway by Stanley LeClair. Mr. LeClair lived from 1883 to 1953, and this book contains his sketches and drawings of the people, machinery and scenery of the railway. It's not a source of historical accuracy but a great way to experience the flavour of the early PEI railway.