|Nicholas Morant (2007)
His name is synonymous with Canadian Pacific. He is known across Canada and in many other parts of the world for his photographs of the railway and its related business activities. He was the CPR photographer! His 50-year career spanned the Great Depression, the Second World War, the Cold War, the end of steam, and the end of company-operated passenger service.
For 44 years, the late Mr. Morant crisscrossed the country on
passenger trains, enroute to and from assignments to all the subsidiaries of Canadian Pacific. He photographed hotels, steamships, trucks, airplanes, oil wells, mines, logging and myriad other facets of the CPR. He photographed people, places, and events. He chronicled the times, writing for the company magazine as well as photographing developments on the railway.
After retiring to Banff, he continued to photograph trains before his passing. As a result of his talents, dedication and work ethic, his legacy remains through a photographic collection that chronicles the rich heritage of the Canadian Pacific.
Photos: Courtesy Canadian Pacific Railway Archives