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Steam Encounters at Montreal
- by Ian Wilson


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Canadian Trackside Guide
The 2020 edition of the Canadian Trackside Guide® is the Bytown Railway Society’s 38th edition – contains 752 updated and expanded 5½” x 8½” pages current to February 1, 2020.

Edited by Earl Roberts & David Stremes

Cover Photo: Corwin Doeksen, North Vancouver, BC.

The only comprehensive guide to Canadian Railways

  • Locomotives of CN, CPR, VIA, plus Regionals and Industrials
  • Preserved equipment
  • Passenger cars
  • Urban rail transit
  • Cabooses
  • Non-revenue equipment
  • Radio frequencies
  • Passenger train schedules
  • Freight train numbers
  • Railway reporting marks
  • Detailed divisional maps and subdivision listings for all Canadian railways and their U.S. components, including station names, mileposts, detectors. siding lengths, locations of crossovers, wyes and more
  • Maps of major cities detailing rail lines


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Speed Graphics and Steam 1958 Vol 2 by Ian Wilson
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The epic July safari by Rehor, Wood and Harwood is being presented in two parts.
Both volumes are 192 page hardcovers. 




The First Spike by Steven Manders

This book is the history of a half dozen early railways in Kingston, Gananoque, Napanee, Sharbot Lake, and Brockville areas.
The early roads, tramways, stage coaches, street railways, shipping, mining, early telephone systems, logging industries, and historic canoe routes are also covered. The book is a tour guide as well.

It has 232 pages, 450 photos, 23 maps in full colour. Glossy hard cover.

Available at
Novel Idea book store, 156 Princess Street, Kingston
the Visitor Centre across from City Hall, Kingston
the Lennox & Addington Museum in Napanee
Trousdales in Sydenham

and on-line at: www.thefirstspikebook.com

$34.50 plus postage