Author talks trains

He speaks May 10 at the Courtenay and District Museum beginning at 7 p.m.

Join B.C. transportation historian and author Bob Turner for his illustrated talk on the Esquimalt & Nanaimo Railway, the Canadian Pacific Steam Years, 1905-1949.

He speaks May 10 at the Courtenay and District Museum beginning at 7 p.m.

The E&N carried soldiers off to two world wars, toured royalty on Vancouver Island and carried hundreds of passengers in stately parlour cars or rickety day coaches.

The railway did much to shape the character of Vancouver Island and provided the key links between people, places and the goods and services they needed and produced.

Robert D. Turner is a multi-award-winning author of 15 books, with several more in the works, and over 350 articles on railway and steamship history. For his work on Canadian railway history, he received the Canadian Railroad Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

Copies of the recently released book Esquimalt & Nanaimo Railway, the Canadian Pacific Steam Years, 1905-1949 will be available for purchase and signing after the lecture. Advance tickets are recommended.

The Courtenay and District Museum is at 207 Fourth St. in downtown Courtenay. For details, phone 250-334-0686.

— Courtenay and District Museum