By Train Through the Canadian Rockies

This beautiful, 28-page booklet is, unfortunately, undated. The newest locomotives pictured in the booklet date to 1938. A similar booklet, that I’ll post here soon, is dated 1951, and has all color photos, while a shorter brochure is dated 1949 and has nearly all color photos. This one has mostly black-and-white photos, but the quality of printing is high compared with some pre-war rail booklets. So I’m inclined to think this is from 1946 to 1948.

Click image to download a 22.1-MB PDF of this booklet.

The booklet includes detailed topographic maps with the topo lines in cyan and the Canadian Pacific rail route and labels in magenta. At first I thought this was due to a lack of understanding of how CYMK colors work, but then I realized that only 11 of the 28 pages have four-color photos. CP was saving a few bucks by using only CMK, skipping the yellow print run, on most of the remaining pages of the booklet.

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