John R. Hardy

John R. Hardy's fascination with trains began with the CPR Goderich line which ran through his family's farm in Huron County, Ontario.

As boys, he and his brother played in empty boxcars stored in a siding at the edge of the farm. In the fall of 1961, the track was laid for this book when John received a Kodak 620 camera as a reward for completing Grade 8 at Zion Central School in Colborne Township. He describes his camera work as "the backbone of my writing and my books."