In The Year of the Rabbit, readers will encounter the mention of trains. Yes, the towering Canadian Pacific Rail trestle over the Seguin River had an influence on my own childhood in the 1970s and on the lovable character, Sera Fletcher.
For Sera, trains passed through giving children something to observe with counting their boxcars and an opportunity to wave at passengers. It was a treat if somebody saw you and waved back. Trains also took people away and left lonely gaps in her life.
I have a fondness for trains as a preferred form of land transportation. I look forward to taking more trips around my province, into Quebec and some day... a romantic journey across Canada. In the meantime, I will have to be satisfied by catching the occasional story or movie with a train theme.
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