Friday, January 20, 2012 | Categories: Past Episodes|
January 20, 2012
PART 1 Other countries forge ahead with high speed trains but
in Canada a train journey is an invitation not to speed up, but to slow down; to relax, reflect, dream, imagine and remember. Sit back and enjoy the ride with stories ranging from a child's futuristic vision of trains to an old man's memory of the train hopping 1935 depression era "on to Ottawa" trek, stopped in its tracks in Regina by the RCMP.
PART 2 "Childhood trains"; for Regina poet and writer Sally Crooks a train journey is a one of dreams and regret; regret forsomething that happened when she was a child. "Tempting tunnels"; for Jay Brown and his brother the local train tunnels were scary but inviting; also a portal to their fertile imaginations. "After exile"; a time bending encounter on a slow train where two unlikely travelling companions share the unsettling feeling that they've lived their lives in a kind of exile and it's about time to do something about it.