CP Rail Holiday Train Helped Inspire This Classic Christmas Novel

Beloved festive tradition is magically re-imagined in author’s incredible story.

CALGARY, AB, November 10, 2015 /24-7PressRelease/ — For many years CP Rail has joined Kansas City Southern and other railroads in running brightly decorated holiday trains through destinations they serve for the sole purpose of collecting for charity. Volunteer-run, these wonderful holiday traditions are impressive sights to behold and draw a significant response from the communities they serve. It is that same spirit of community and giving that author Neil Enock has woven into the world of Doc Christmas.

“Holiday trains are something I took my kids to see when they were younger and I wanted to try and capture some of the magic I saw in their eyes. Without giving away any spoilers, I think you may be surprised at how elegantly ‘Nick’ is able to transform a train, any train, into a magical holiday train.”

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Doc Christmas is a modern story, where holiday deliveries are handled through the world’s railways and model trains and where high-tech elves have some futuristic devices I’m sure Apple would love to get their hands on.

A few years ago, Doc’ s wife unexpectedly passed away. Since that time, he has shut out his family and friends and pushed away everything in his life except his work. There, his single-minded focus has turned him into one of the world’s leading experts in combating rare infectious diseases. This fact becomes very important to Nick when an epidemic races through the elven population of the North Pole and brings holiday preparations to a stand still.

The book is Doc’s journey as Nick goes undercover and works alongside Doc’s family, attempting to get him to reconnect with his life, his family and his friends. Nick needs Doc to once again believe in Christmas and ultimately to believe in magic. He’ll need that magic to get himself to be about 5/8 of an inch tall. If he can do that, he’ll be the height of an elf and may just be able to save them!

While Doc may have the medical knowledge to help the elves, he must also deal with the magic and wonders of the hidden world that is the North Pole. He is eventually able to help the elves but then finds he must go even further, rallying his restored friends and family in an effort to save Christmas itself. You’ll need to read the book to discover the real reason there is a train around the Christmas tree and how Doc earned himself the nickname ‘Doc Christmas’.

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(Doc Christmas, publisher: iTinkr Studios, 2015, ISBN: 978-1-988108-00-1, $24.99 Hard Cover edition, [url=http://www.docchristmas.com]www.DocChristmas.com[/url]) Doc Christmas is available online or through select booksellers, train groups and railroad museums around North America. A reseller finder on the website directs readers to outlets in their area. More information on the website at [url=http://www.docchristmas.com]www.DocChristmas.com[/url]

Join Neil for book signings at:
November 14 & 15, 2015 at Canmore Christmas Artisans’ Market
November 27 at Chapters Spectrum Sunridge, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
November 29 at Indigo Signal Hill, 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Check the website more information [url=http://www.docchristmas.com]www.DocChristmas.com[/url]

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About the Author:

Neil Enock is an author, actor, screenwriter, filmmaker and creator/host of the million+ viewed TrainTalk.TV iTunes podcast. Neil tells original stories in everything he does from his written work to his hand-made cribbage boards. While trains have been a part-time hobby since he was a boy, in his first Novel, Doc Christmas, Neil has given trains the full-time leading role in delivering Christmas. Contact: [url=http://www.neilenock.com]www.neilenock.com[/url] [email=neil@itinkr.com]neil@itinkr.com[/email] 403-452-5253
Author Photo: [url=http://www.traintalk.tv/weekender/neilenockheadshot72dpi.jpg]Neil Enock[/url]

About the Book:

Doctor Archibald Stevens’ must overcome his reclusive ways and rejoin his family to rescue Christmas from a man-made peril at the North Pole. Trains, magic, flying cars and the high-tech elves will help but only the Doc’s very real science can save the day. Even then, he will have to go further, until he and his family discover the real reason that there is a train around the tree at Christmas time. (Doc Christmas, publisher: iTinkr Studios, 2015, ISBN: 978-1-988108-00-1, $24.99 Hard Cover edition, [url=http://www.docchristmas.com]www.DocChristmas .com[/url]
Book Cover: [url=http://www.traintalk.tv/weekender/6x9_72dpicover.jpg]Low Res Art[/url]

Review Copies, Press Kit and Media Interviews:

For a review copy of Doc Christmas, a full press kit on the book or to arrange an interview with Neil Enock please contact 403-452-5253 or [email=neil@itinkr.com]neil@itinkr.com[/email]. When requesting a review copy, please provide street address.

More information about Holiday trains.
CP Rail’s 2015 schedule: http://www.cpr.ca/holiday-train/schedule
Kansas City Southern 2015 Schedule: http://www.kcsouthern.com/en-us/corporate-responsibility/holiday-express

A good video about Holiday Trains of all kinds can be found on the Traintalk.tv YouTube channel: