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And if you would like some nostalgic branchline steam sound for ambience, click the play button on the player below! 

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

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

Featured Ontario Railway Station 

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Guelph Jct CPR 1958
Al Paterson Collection


  1. NEW PAGES: Upper Canada Railway Society and its publicationsLindsay, Bobcaygeon & Pontypool Railway Georgian Bay & Seaboard RailwayPaul Rollinson, the train book seller
  2. RECENT PAGESThe Schomberg & Aurora Railway, Glossary of Common RailwayTermsThe Lake Simcoe Junction Railway 
  3. REVISION: Toy Train and Model Railway Tracks (formerly the Toy Train Track Museum).
  4. UPDATEMy 3-Rail Hornby-Dublo Layout, Tips and Thoughts
  5. UPDATE: Prototype Modelling Ontario "Hall of Fame" - N Scale Owen Sound CPR - Trevor Marshall's S Scale Port Rowan  
  6. UPDATE: Hamilton's Other Railway Redesign of Content, new Cardwell Jct. information.
  7. UPDATE: Trains on TV and Screen - content category redesign - additions
  8. UPDATE: Ontario Railway Stations Gallery - A to Z updated to August 2020 (Postcards & Historical)..
  9. UPDATE: Ontario Railway Stations Gallery - A to Z updated to August 2020 (Post WW II).
  10. UPDATE: Canadian Rail:  Now with a complete Subject Index, allowing search by major topic, but UNDER RECONSTRUCTION to replace the links with PDF links.
  11. UPDATE: Materials received for Carl Riff's Railway History Diaries (mostly wrecks) December, 2020. Posted.
  12. IN THE WORKS: Cardwell Junction.


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

Recently Available:

On the Wright Track - by Bonnie Sitter
Speed Graphics and Steam 1958 - Vol 3 - by Ian Wilson
Canadian National Steam - by Donald R. McQueen - ALL EIGHT VOLUMES ARE BEING REPRINTED
For details re the above and other books, please go to What's New in Publications  

For a listing and offer of used/out-of-print railway books, please click here.  

Note: The 2020 Canadian Trackside Guide has sold out, and the 2021 (39th) Issue is expected in March.