Seasons of Trains
A New England Railraoder's Journey
By George Pitarys.
C loth with dust jacket, 11x8.5 horizontal format, 128 glossy pages, 200+ color images, 2010.
"In Seasons of Trains, an exclusive new book from Railroad Explorer, writer and photographer George Pitarys takes the reader on a personal journey through the four seasons, covering 35 years of railroading and railfanning in New England and eastern Canada from 1974 to today.
"From his days as an Operator for the Canadian Pacific and the Maine Central, George shares his unique experiences as a career railroader in the glory days of the 1970s and 1980s in northern New England through his colorful writing style and photography. George also recalls his favorite railfanning expeditions, bringing us trackside to many exciting locations in the region, some famous, and some well off the beaten path.
"From New England, you'll see George’s extensive collection of images of the Maine Central, Canadian Pacific, Canadian National, Bangor & Aroostook, Grand Trunk, Aroostook Valley, Boston & Maine, Central Vermont, Delaware & Hudson and many more, in both classic and contemporary periods. And from Quebec to Nova Scotia, he explores Canadian Pacific and Canadian National lines where Alco-MLWs abound, as well as the myriad shortlines in the region.
"In Seasons of Trains, George takes us chronologically through the cycle of the seasons. From the sub-zero cold of winter, through the warmth and green of spring and summer to the colors of fall, this is a beautiful, all-color book."