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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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Acton CNR
CNR 1972
Al Paterson Collection, CRHA Paterson Fonds


  1. NEW PAGES: The Schomberg & Aurora Railway, Glossary of Common RailwayTermsThe Lake Simcoe Junction Railway 
  2. NEW PAGE UNDER CONSTRUCTION: Upper Canada Railway Society and its publications 
    Scanning of Issues between 1980 to the end of publication in 1998 has been completed.
    Scanning is now proceeding for Issues between 1958 and 1974. I
    t is a time-consuming process, and this page will be "under construction" for some time.
    Donations of newsletters prior to 1958 for the purpose of recording on this page would be much appreciated. Please
    Contact Me
  3. NEW ARRIVALS: Carl Riff's Railway History Diaries  Latest batches: April 6 posted April 14 posted.
  4. UPDATE: Trains on TV and Screen - additions
  5. UPDATE: Ontario Railway Stations Gallery - A to Z completed 2019 (Postcards & Historical). More pending.
  6. UPDATE: Ontario Railway Stations Gallery- A to Z completed 2019 (Post WW II). More pending.
  7. UPDATE: Canadian Rail:  Now with a complete Subject Index, allowing search by major topic.
  8. IN THE WORKS: The Lindsay, Bobcaygeon & Pontypool Railway


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:

Steam Encounters at Montreal - Ian Wilson
The First Spike - the early railways, tramways and roads of eastern Ontario - Steven Manders

Bytown Railway Society Publications

Canadian Trackside Guide 2020 

For details re the above and other books, please go to What's New in Publications