Picturing the Past

CNR Trucking: Express and Freight Vehicles


A native of Barrie, Ontario, Ian Wilson developed a fondness for railways early in life during trips to witness Canadian National Railways steam excursions and in cultivating a parallel interest in railway modelling. As an adult, he has turned his lifelong passion into his life’s work by writing and publishing a series of books documenting CNR steam operations in Ontario during the 1950s (www.canadianbranchline.com). Ian, his wife Mary-Jo and sons Spencer and Duncan make their home in Orillia, Ontario.