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Ian wilson

Ian Wilson began his publishing career with Steam at Allandale in 1998. A homeschooling dad, he lives with his wife Mary-Jo and sons Spencer and Duncan in Orillia, Ontario. Ian grew up in nearby Barrie and stoked his fascination for Ontario’s pre-1960 steam railway era through boyhood encounters with CNR excursion engines 6167 and 6218. He graduated from Queen’s University with a degree in civil engineering in 1984. In recent years, Ian and his family have enjoyed trips to the Czech Republic, Germany, England, Scotland and Wales—and an epic journey westward along Route 66. Every day, Ian hikes in the woods with his sons, searching for the elusive pileated woodpecker.

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