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Charles at Beeton, Ont. end-of-steel 1999.
Andrea Percy photo

Charles at Beeton, Ont. end-of-steel 1999. Andrea Percy photo

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30 orillia gtr ca 1912 300dpi

 
 

Orillia GTR

ca 1912
 

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  1. A new page, summarizing Railway Gauges in Ontario, has been added.
  2. The Railway & Locomotive Historical Society has granted me permission to reproduce the seminal history of GTR locomotives from its Bulletin #147. A new page GTR Locomotives - R&LHS Bulletin #147 has been added.
  3. The Postage Stamps - Railways and Traction page has been reorganized to display the stamps by Continent, again so that each page will load faster.
  4. The scans of Rod Clarke's TG&B and T&N Diaries  have been completed.
  5. UNDER CONSTRUCTION: Canadian Rail, or formerly the CRHA Bulletin/News Report, has been foremost for the past 80 years in publishing a monthly newsletter on all aspects of Canadian railways and transit. The CRHA has generously made its past copies up to 2014 available on-line, but unfortunately there is no content index after issue #117. The PDF link to each Issue is available here, and the feature article(s) of each Issue has (have) been recorded alongside each link. A subject index is now in preparation and has reached Issue #150. There are 500+ Issues altogether, so we have some way to go yet!  

Books
The Portage Railway  - An Illustrated History of the Huntsville & Lake of Bays Railway
Expected in June. NOW TAKING ADVANCE ORDERS.
For more information, go to  What's New in Publications

Speed Graphics and Steam 1957
For more information and to order, go to What's New in Publications  To be released April 30, 2018.

Rails to Goderich - Sold out at the distributor's (Credit Valley Railway Company). 

Bytown Railway Society Publications
Canadian Trackside Guide 2018 - NOW SHIPPING - see What's New in Publications for details

Hamilton's Other Railway (CRHA Book Award Winner 2002)
Yes, you can still get a copy!☺. Now going for $29.95 all-in!  Click here to order.

Model Railway Project News and Updates

The Nottawasaga Model Railway Club is recreating the Meaford Subdivision CNR in HO Scale at the Bygone Days Heritage Village in Collingwood.  It is a compressed 47 by 14 foot layout of the Barrie to Meaford line.  The group was written up in an article in the Collingwood Connection of January 26, 2017.  Their website is: www.nottawasagamodelrailway.com (Information courtesy David Vuckson)

Preservation Project News and Updates

The GTR Burlington Freeman (Ont.) station is an ongoing work of restoration in progress, and the Friends of the Freeman station are always on the look-out for volunteers to help the work along. For more information, go to The Friends of the Freeman Stationor email info@freemanstation.ca

The Northern Ontario Railroad Museum and Heritage Centre (Capreol, Ontario), which now attracts more than 10,000 visitors annually is asking for support and financial assistance from individuals, companies and organizations with particular reference to two ambitious projects: the restoration of T&NO STEAM LOCOMOTIVE 219 and the re-creation of CAPREOL’S “PADDY WAGON”. Please click here for more details about the Museum and these restoration projects. For a copy of the story of No. 219, please click here. To donate, please use this form.

The Searchmont Station Preservation & Historical Society is raising funds with the aim of restoring what is left of this station (on the CN Soo Subdivision [former Algoma Central Railway].) For more information, click here

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Site last updated April 19, 2018


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The good work being done at the Burlington Junction (Freeman) station

The good work being done at the Burlington Junction (Freeman) station

T&NO # 219.

T&NO # 219.

Searchmont ACR Bill Linley photo 1985 PC

Searchmont ACR Bill Linley photo 1985 PC

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