In recognition of the 40th anniversary of the acquisition of the Northern Alberta Railways (NAR) by Canadian National in 1981, the Albertta Pioneer Railway Association presents this long-awaited history chronicling the NAR's transition from steam to diesel-electric motive power.


The line's conversion from steam to diesel is presented in intimate detail based on company records and those directly involved, woven into an interesting historical text along with obligatory end notes, tables, roster, and painting diagrams. The talents of some of the most celebrated railway photographers are on display in 72 colourful pages, depicting the NAR's livery - in all its captivating variations - at rest and in action throughout the system.

Northern Alberta Railways Diesels: 1952-1980