Brian Antonson of Mission has collaborated on a new book that looks at the history of Canada’s railroads.

Mission author explores railway history

Whistle Posts West was written by Brian Antonson along with Mary Trainer and Rick Antonson.

Mission resident Brian Antonson has collaborated on a new book that looks at the history of Canada’s railroads.

Whistle Posts West: Railway Tales from British Columbia, Alberta, and Yukon was written by Antonson along with Mary Trainer and Rick Antonson. The work showcases tantalizing tales from 150 years of Canada’s railroading.

In 2007 the trio wrote Slumach’s Gold: In Search of a Legend.

It  became a Canadian best-seller, and the legend itself was made into a successful six-part TV show called Curse of the Frozen Gold, which aired on the History Channel in fall 2015 and on Animal Planet in 2016.

Like Slumach’s Gold, Whistle Posts West captures the imagination with engaging storytelling, fascinating photos, and captivating bits of information about Canada’s rich railroad heritage that most people don’t know.

The book is available at local bookstores and online.


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