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Working on the Railroad

Updated June 19, 2019

Dimensions: 36 1/2" x 16 3/4"
Materials: #3-, 4-, and 5-cut wool on linen
Adapted from a photo taken by the artist's father, a photo of a track taken by the artist, and a map and hooked by Trish Johnson, Toronto, Ontario, 2012.
Featured in: Celebration XXIII

"Working on the Railroad is adapted from a photo my father took when he had his first summer job working on the extra gang of the CNR. He took the photo in 1938 near Bowland’s Bay, ON. This is the track that we travelled to New Brunswick on summer holidays. I walked this track as a teenager with my friends on our way to Ella Lake. The track was important to the railway. Capreol was the divisional point where the train from Toronto joined the train from Montreal to continue west to Vancouver and vice versa. This track is gone. Things have changed in my lifetime, more than I ever thought possible."
- Trish Johnson, Celebration Hall of Fame 2018

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