That's a name that came to mind when I received a book order from Texas. The email address of the customer caught my eye. It included the reporting marks of a certain, well-known, Winnipeg-based torpedo-tube equipped Geep - a Front Range GP-9 that Craig Thomasson did back in the early 90's, and he has a small layout for it.
Craig comments, "I've been wanting your books since they came out. When I stumbled across your pages about Portage, it brought back memories. I grew up in Beaver, went to school in MacGregor, and my grandparents had a house on the main street in Austin (front row seat for the CP parade!). My best friend's dad was the elevator agent at Beaver, then transferred to Rignold, and finally ended up as the last agent for the UGG Portage B elevator on 8th St. before it closed. I used to visit him for a weekend and we'd spend all day riding our bikes everywhere between West Tower and East Tower. I sometimes wonder if we're in one of your photos! My mom was an accountant for McAllister Pea and Seed Cleaners for a few years, but was too young to remember much about the plant other than it was an interesting complex. Looking back, I wish I'd had a camera back then!"
Books are on the way, Craig! Thanks for your order.
Look up, look way up.