Trains of Winnipeg | Links + Info.
Jon Paul Fiorentino was editor of TRAINS OF WINNIPEG, the book.
TRAINS OF WINNIPEG, the audio CD, was made in equal collaboration with John K. Samson, Jason, and Christine.
The idea for the whole project was put into motion by a conversation with John at some point in the late twentieth century.
Trains of Winnipeg Project Links + Related Info.
. Al Purdy Transience, mp3 audio, riding the rails in the thirties
. Cow Portraits by Les the project's film + poem Bus North to Thompson with Les at the Wheel features Winnipeg's Les Brandt, who recently received his Millionth Safe Mile Award, which is more than 126 times around the Earth Les is also a fine painter and these are 3 of his paintings
. Recovery by Antonia Hirsch
. Jon Voight in The Runaway Train
. Stan Brakhage 16mm stills, + synopses courtesy of Fred Camper (scroll down)
. The Rotting Train by John Jacobsen
. visualorgasm.com train graffiti site
. Trains + Unions, Ever Wonder Why?: Doug Smith tells it like it is in this study of the history of rail worker safety.
. This is the Time To Be Derailed poetry from Jane Francis
. Woodie Guthrie's The Farmer-Labor Train as in tune as ever he was: workers of the first & third world unite!
. Via Rail
. Via for the robber baron in you: unfortunately, in recent years they've segregated The Canadian (the train across Canada) into classes, i.e. coach passengers can no longer stroll the length of the train. Things aren't the same, as part of the trip's traditional charm had been local passengers who were going shorter distances chatting with dressed-down millionaires in the rear bar car. However, if you do have the funds, you can still hitch up your private car.
. Raymond Carver, master story teller