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THE LEGACY OF JAMES A. BROWN - A CARIBOU CLIMBING. 55 years ago, while travelling with four University of Toronto friends - including John Freyseng - to celebrate Canada's Centennial, the late James A. Brown boarded Newfoundland's endangered passenger train 'Caribou' and was able to capture some amazing narrow gauge images. During his 22-hour, 547 mile journey to the provincial capital of St. John's he photographs CN Train No. 102, the eastbound Caribou with leading unit NF210 919 continuing to climb the infamous Gaff Topsails just past Pond Crossing on one of the longest days of the year. With arrival at Gaff Topsail scheduled for 18:40 and a little over a mile or so away, many have already finished up a delicious meal in Diner 173 and according to his friend John, will spend several delightful hours being entertained in Diner/Café Car 172 at the head end.  I chose this particular image to honor the memory and the legacy of the wonderful work of a man who became a dear friend and mentor while assisting me with several of my publications including RAILS ACROSS THE ROCK and RAILS AROUND THE ROCK. More of his breathtaking images can be seen in my latest, TRAINS OF NEWFOUNDLAND, hard and softcover editions by Flanker Press.
Copyright Notice: This image ©James A. Brown photo, collection of Kenneth G. Pieroway all rights reserved.



Caption: THE LEGACY OF JAMES A. BROWN - A CARIBOU CLIMBING. 55 years ago, while travelling with four University of Toronto friends - including John Freyseng - to celebrate Canada's Centennial, the late James A. Brown boarded Newfoundland's endangered passenger train 'Caribou' and was able to capture some amazing narrow gauge images. During his 22-hour, 547 mile journey to the provincial capital of St. John's he photographs CN Train No. 102, the eastbound Caribou with leading unit NF210 919 continuing to climb the infamous Gaff Topsails just past Pond Crossing on one of the longest days of the year. With arrival at Gaff Topsail scheduled for 18:40 and a little over a mile or so away, many have already finished up a delicious meal in Diner 173 and according to his friend John, will spend several delightful hours being entertained in Diner/Café Car 172 at the head end. I chose this particular image to honor the memory and the legacy of the wonderful work of a man who became a dear friend and mentor while assisting me with several of my publications including RAILS ACROSS THE ROCK and RAILS AROUND THE ROCK. More of his breathtaking images can be seen in my latest, TRAINS OF NEWFOUNDLAND, hard and softcover editions by Flanker Press.

Photographer:
James A. Brown photo, collection of Kenneth G. Pieroway [98] (more) (contact)
Date: 06/20/1967 (search)
Railway: Canadian National (search)
Reporting Marks: CN 919 (search)
Train Symbol: CN 102 (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Bishops Falls S/D, MP 335 (search)
City/Town: Pond Crossing (search)
Province: Newfoundland and Labrador (search)
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