Tag Archives: Railway

down the line

Toronto. One specialty by photographers is photographing trains, lines and train stations. In our January 2016 meeting speaker Ralph Beaumont and his ‘sidekick’ Rod Clarke presented the story of  “Heckman’s Canadian Pacific“. For many decades trains were the prestigious way … Continue reading

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spiking it

Toronto. When I was in high school , I enjoyed playing volleyball and (briefly) announcing.  It is fitting that on the last year of the day we feature an historical event – placing ‘the last spike’ on the CPR line … Continue reading

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what the heck is an Eholt?

Toronto. Well, as it turns out, Eholt is a ghost town miles east of Vancouver in BC. The little railway town was founded in the late 1800s. It survived until 1948, when the local post office closed, leaving the last … Continue reading

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The earliest days of American photography

Toronto. Thanks to my good friend and co-founder of the PHSC, John Linsky, for emailing me about this NY Times article on the Getty exhibition of early American photography by Rena Silverman. I did a post about the Getty exhibition … Continue reading

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Heckman’s Canadian Pacific: A Photographic Journey

NEXT TORONTO MEETING: Wed, January 20, 2016 Ralph Beaumont: Heckman’s Canadian Pacific  Author Ralph Beaumont takes us on a photographic journey into the visual history of this country’s first transcontinental railroad, in his new book on the CPR’s pioneering photographer. From … Continue reading

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