The course will run on the first Tuesday of the month from February to August inclusive, from 09:30 to nearly noon!
The format will start with a presentation of the day’s subject, prior to morning tea, which will be followed by the relevant DVD—with a break halfway for a short discussion.
Week 1 – James J Hill – who helped build the Canadian Pacific Railway through the Canadian Rockies and who later built the Northern Pacific Railway across North West USA. DVD – is on the train “The Coast Starlight”.
Week 2 – All about the train ‘The Empire Builder” which runs between Chicago and Seattle/Portland. Looking at the famous “Izaak Walton Inn”. The DVD to be shown is “Donner Pass” – on the Sierra Nevada’s climb from 200 ft to 6000 ft – remarkable photography!
Week 3 – Kettle Valley Railroad in South West Canada and also The Union Pacific Railroad through the Blue Mountains of Oregon. DVD is a very good “Winter in the Blues”!
Week 4 – South West Canada – “Calgary to Field”. Canadian Rockies. DVD not yet selected.
Week 5 – South West Canada – “Field to Revelstoke”. Canadian Rockies. DVD not yet selected.
Week 6 – South West Canada – “Revelstoke to Kamloops”. Canadian Rockies. DVD not yet selected.
Week 7—South West Canada – “Kamloops to Vancouver”. Canadian Rockies. DVD to be shown this final day is “British Columbia Steam” – between Vancouver and Squamish.