Alan Vanterpool, long-time APRA member and author of many books on railway history, is in the process of finishing his latest work, "Silk Trains of North America", a fascinating history of the silk train era. Alan has graciously consented to make a copy of the latest draft of the book available to Alberta Railway Museum website visitors. The book needs a number of final touches, including the addition of some photographs, for which the usage rights are pending. Alan will provide updated versions of the book as these are added. Here is a link to download the latest version of the book.