'CANADIAN CLASSICS" By ROSS BUCKLAND
Open Edition Giclee Print: $145
Image Size: 22" x 14.5"
Paper Size: 26" x 19"
Plane Type: Noorduyn Norseman
Depicted are two of Canada's proudest transportation achievements, the Noorduyn Norseman and Canadian Pacific's Selkirks.
The Selkirks, constructed in Montreal from 1929 until 1949 were the largest steam locomotives in the Commonwealth. Thirty six were built to haul the freight and passenger trains through the Rockies between Calgary and Revelstoke. On a daily basis, they crossed the Selkirk Range after which they were named.
The Norseman was also built in Montreal originally in 1935. This rugged, reliable aircraft was designed specifically for Canadian bush flying, eventually operating in different configurations, in civilian and military roles around the world. Construction of the Norseman continued until 1959. That same year the Selkirks were retired and scrapped, only two remaining in museums. However, more than 50 years later, many Norsemans are still flying, several still in commercial service..
Canadian Classics by Ross Buckland (Noorduyn Norseman)@vbader.com/virginiabaderfinearts