Northern Light is an all-color portrait of one of North America's most fascinating railways — BC Rail. With 303 full color photographs and 12 lavishly illustrated maps, this volume presents a retrospective of the entire BC Rail system during its 20-year life span between June 1984 and July 2004. In the of Northern Light may be found all the elements that made BC Rail so interesting. From its locomotives (including steam, diesel, and electric) to its unique Budd RDC passenger operations, BC Rail was a railway like no other. Besides just machinery, BC Rail's right-of-way passed through some of the most beautiful and diverse scenery in North America. Perhaps the railway's most valuable feature were the railroaders who performed their assigned duties with professionalism and a passion for railroading. The photographs of the machines, landscapes, and people included in Northern Light tell the whole story of British Columbia's own railway. From the familiar to rare images of remote trackage never before photographed, it's all here in one amazing volume.