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Speed Graphics and Steam 1957 by Ian Wilson

(To be released April 30, 2018)

For information and to order, go to: 

http://www.ianwilsonauthor.com/canadianbranchline/speedgraphics1957

or click here 

 

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The Portage Railway  -
An Illustrated History of the Huntsville & Lake of Bays Railway

by Jeff Young and Peter Foley

Expected in June. The Credit Valley Railway Company is now taking advance orders.

Please click here for more information.

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Now shipping. Order here.

The 2018 edition of the Canadian Trackside Guide® is the Bytown Railway Society’s 36th edition – contains 744 updated and expanded 5½” x 8½” pages current to February 11, 2018.

Edited by Earl Roberts & David Stremes

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

More than a Train Yard and a Whistle Stop: The Canadian Pacific Railway's Brownville Division 1886 to 1963
By Kenneth Hatchette

The book is a collection of memories, experiences, historical facts, stories, mysteries and an occasional legend. It includes a collection of photos that provides a small window into a place in time where the pulse of the town beat with the number of trains arriving and departing.
Soft cover, 8.5 by 11 portrait, perfect-bound, 159 pages, 90 colour and 64 b&w photos and illustrations.
Click here for details and to order

Trackside with VIA: Vol 4:  Research and Recollections - Eric Gagnon 
This book begins with a series of trip reports that draw the reader into the world of VIA Rail in the 1980s. These stories take up about 40 per cent of the book, and include black and white photos related to the stories, as well as several "triVIA" boxes featuring, well, trivia about VIA Rail.
After the stories are numerous research articles, dealing with such as vice-regal cars to sleeper car swaps in Winnipeg to the IC3 Flexliner trial, and much more. A soft-cover perfect bound book with 124 pages, plus the title page and table of contents page. The book contains a lot of text, as well as numerous small photos (mostly black and white) and a number of tables.

For more information and prices:
Email: mile179kingston@yahoo.ca     Blog: http://newviarailbook.blogspot.ca

... and scroll down to TRACKSIDE TREASURE PUBLICATIONS for information about the three previous volumes.

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Steam Scenes of Stratford - by Ian Wilson.

A 48-page supplement to currently out-of-print To Stratford Under Steam
-  click here to order.


INDEX

BYTOWN RAILWAY SOCIETY
CANADIAN RAILROAD HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION (EXPORAIL - Canadian Railway Museum)
IAN WILSON
NICKEL BELT RAILS
NORTH KILDONAN PUBLICATIONS 
RAILFARE DC BOOKS

OTHER PUBLISHERS

Arcadia Publishing - Images of Rail - Toronto's Railway Heritage (Derek Boles)
Brownville - Brownville Jct. Historical Society and Parish House Museum - self-published.
Creative Book Publishing - Rails Across The Rock - Rails Around The Rock (Ken Pieroway)
Credit Valley Railway Company (Distributor) - Rails to Goderich (Dave Hooton, Steve Thorning, John Mull, Ralph Beaumont)
                                                                       - Heckman's Canadian Pacific, A Photographic Journey (Ralph Beaumont)
Dundurn Press - In Search of the Grand Trunk - Rails Across Ontario - Rails to the Atlantic -Rails Across the Prairies - Rails Over the Mountains (Ron Brown)
                   - The Great Western Railway of Canada - Passenger and Merchant Ships of the Grand Trunk Pacific and Canadian Northern Railways (David Guay)                                    - End of the Line (Don McIver)
Martingrove Press - From Wood to Steel (Richard McQuade)
Montevallo Historical Press - The Great Lakes Car Ferries (George W. Hilton)
Nimbus Publishing - The Dominion Atlantic Railway (Gary Ness)
Railroad Explorer - Seasons of Trains (George Pitarys)
Sono Nis Press
    - Canadian Pacific's Esquimalt & Nanaimo Railway (Robert D. Turner and Donald F. MacLachlan)  - and other western-Canadian-subject railway books
Steampower Publishing - Rails across the River - A History of the Rail Car Ferry Service on the St. Lawrence River Between Prescott, Ont. & Ogdensburg NY                                                - Wooden Cars on Steel Rails - A Railway to the Isle (Ted Rafuse)
Thomas Blampied Books - Rails of the GTA Vols I and II - Stand Clear of the Doors - Call of the Northland (Thomas Blampied) 
Trackside Treasure Publications (Eric Gagnon) - Trackside with VIA - Vol 1 The first 35 years - Vol 2 Cross-Canada Compendium
                                -  Vol 3 Consist Companion - Vol 4 Research and Recollections
Walker Lake Productions - Rebirth of the Portage Flyer (Russ Nicholls)
Walkerville Publishing - Hiram Walker's Railroad (David Guay)

BYTOWN RAILWAY SOCIETY
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Branchline Canada's Rail News Magazine
 
Published bi-monthly. 
For more information and to subscribe, please click here.  
This popular magazine now has an Index back to 1966, prepared by longtime member Colin Churcher
For instructions on how to use the Index and to the Index itself, please click here.
For PDFs of backcopies up to 2012, please click here.
Some back issues are available. For more information, please click here.

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Canadian Trackside Guide 2018 - now shipping

The 2018 edition of the Canadian Trackside Guide® is the Bytown Railway Society’s 36th edition – contains 744 updated and expanded 5½” x 8½” pages current to February 11, 2018.

Edited by Earl Roberts & David Stremes

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

Back copies of some years between 1994 and 2007 (1994, 1998, 1999, 2007) are still available:
Click here to order 2007 on-line.
Click here to order the others by mail.

 

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Hamilton's Other Railway
(CRHA Book Award Winner 2002)
By Charles Cooper 
A stunning picture record and intriguing history of the arguably most diversified scenic railway line that was ever built in southern Ontario. This comprehensive history of Hamilton's struggle to reach Lake Erie, the absorption of that belated pioneer line by a new civic ambition to reach out to Canada's beckoning North West, only to fizzle out at Georgian and Kempenfeldt Bays, then drawn into the Northern Railway of Canada and in turn assumed by the Grand Trunk Railway, is the very stuff of the struggles and vicissitudes, both economic and political, of early Ontario railroading. The book has many never-previously published photographs, a comprehensive summary of the developing motive power styles from the 1850s to the 1930s, changing station designs and a complete treatment of the original trestles and bridges on this historic, but all-but vanished, line. The original railway outline has all but disappeared at Collingwood, in Hamilton and in places such as Port Dover, Beeton and Alliston where real estate re-development is rapidly erasing what was still there 50 years ago - or even 20 years ago. And the sections between Jarvis and Port Dover, and between Alliston and Collingwood via Creemore (Hog Special country!), have just about been totally reclaimed by Nature - or ploughed over, or built over.
Your last chance at a unique slice of Canadian railway history. To order on-line, please click here.
 

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When Steam and Steel Get in Your Blood 
Recollections of a CPR Locomotive Fireman 
(CRHA Book Award Winner 2010)

This book is about the work of a real honest to goodness, dedicated railway worker - a roundhouse hostler. Learn how he handled a potpourri of CP steam locomotives dating from 1904 to 1948, and ALCO S2 diesels. Details of the work, the workers, the foremen, the facilities, the winter weather, and the working conditions are all explained. "Written by a CPR engineman, it's a railway book like no other. The book contains 148 pages in a 8.5" X 11" format with 70 photos (5 are in colour).
(U.S. orders in U.S. Funds please. Taxes and shipping are included.
For orders outside Canada and the United States, please contact us for prices. 
To order on-line, please click here.
 

 

Companion to Canadian National Railways Passenger Equipment

This book is a companion to the first book by Gay Lepkey on Canadian National Railways Passenger Equipment. It includes 297 car diagrams, 249 black and white photographs in a 336 page 8-1/2" x 11" format. It also includes a listing of surviving cars. (US orders in US Funds please. Taxes and shipping are included.
For orders outside Canada and the United States, please contact us for prices. 
To order on-line, please click here.
 

Traction Series:

All by J.R. Thomas Grumley, except The Ottawa Car Company 1892-1948, by David C. Knowles 

Click here to order on-line.

Volume 2: "People and Places"

CRHA 2006 Book Award Winner

Volume 2: "People and Places"

CRHA 2006 Book Award Winner

Volume 3: "Scenic Routes"

Volume 3: "Scenic Routes"

Volume 4: "Work & Service Equipment" 

CRHA 2011 Book Award Winner

Volume 4: "Work & Service Equipment"

CRHA 2011 Book Award Winner

Quebec Railway Light & Power 
Volume 2: "Citadel Division"

Quebec Railway Light & Power Volume 2: "Citadel Division"

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The Levis Tramway Company

Quebec Railway Light & Power Company - "Montmorency Division"

Quebec Railway Light & Power Company - "Montmorency Division"

The Ottawa Car Company - 1892 to 1948

The Ottawa Car Company - 1892 to 1948

CANADIAN RAILROAD HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION
(EXPORAIL - The Canadian Railway Museum)

Canadian Rail
Canadian Rail is a specialized magazine about Canada’s railway history. It includes historical articles, essays and photo stories of Canada’s national, regional or urban railways, as well as various texts showcasing railway vehicles.

Published 6 times per year, Canadian Rail is mailed to CRHA members free of charge. It is filled with feature stories that are sure to interest those who are passionate about preserving Canada’s railway heritage. You will enjoy historical articles that relate the ups and downs that led to the creation of Canada’s railway network, as well as other historical information about Canada's railway. 

To become a member of the CRHA and get this magazine as part of your membership,
please click here.

You may consult back issues of Canadian Rail . To order more recent issues (published within the last two years), simply fill out the form. For information, please contact gerald.bouchard@exporail.org. Magazines will be sent upon receipt of payment.

St. Lambert: A Train of Thought - by Lorne Perry
The book relives the glory days of steam railroading in St. Lambert, a south shore suburb of Montreal, through the Depression, and to the end of steam in 1959. The story starts with an historical overview, and ends with a look at the changes over the last 50+ years.
In the 1950s St. Lambert was a beehive of CNR rail activity. Some 80 to 100 passenger and freight trains, light engines and transfers a day polished the rails; CNR steam and early diesel trains were augmented with Central Vermont steam and oil electrics and Rutland Railroad passenger trains.
The Montreal & Southern Counties electric interurban railroad had its main office and car barn in St. Lambert. The M&SC offered frequent service to Montreal and to towns to the east, such as Marieville and Granby.
Hard-cover, 123 pages, with many photos and illustrations. Includes a 50-minute DVD that contains four narrated short 16mm films.
Also available in French as: Saint-Lambert : Train de vie. $49 plus tax and shipping.
Available from the Canadian Railroad Historical Association by sending a cheque or credit card information to: CRHA, 110 Saint-Pierre Street, Saint-Constant, Quebec J5A 1G7. Exact price and shipping at info@exporail.org. Or order by phone at 450-638-1522 ext 244. Copies are also available to purchase in person at the Canadian Railway Museum’s gift shop.
100 Years of Canadian Railway Recipes. By the Canadian Railway Museum (Exporail)

This 200 page cookbook (available both in French and in English) contains 90 recipes collected from three major Canadian railways: CN, Canadian Pacific and VIA Rail Canada.

Available at Exporail's Gift shop, or by mail at
Exporail, The Canadian Railway Museum,
110, Saint-Pierre Street
Saint-Constant QC J5A 1G7

Or by Phone : 450 638-1522 extension 244
 
For more information, consult http://www.exporail.org/en/support-exporail/100-years-of-canadian-railway-recipes/
 
Or e-mail: info@exporail.org. And also available from selected book or hobby stores and gift shops
 
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The cookbook was compiled by two Exporail authors: Jean-Paul Viaud, curator, and Marie-Paule Partikian, museologist. It is a unique treasure of railway heritage, as aside from the recipes, it also features superb archival photographs of artefacts, anecdotes from workers and historical information on life aboard dining cars and in the kitchens. 4,000 copies are available (2,000 in French and 2,000 in English) and are priced at $39.99 + GST, postage and handling are extra.

The cookbook was compiled by two Exporail authors: Jean-Paul Viaud, curator, and Marie-Paule Partikian, museologist. It is a unique treasure of railway heritage, as aside from the recipes, it also features superb archival photographs of artefacts, anecdotes from workers and historical information on life aboard dining cars and in the kitchens. 4,000 copies are available (2,000 in French and 2,000 in English) and are priced at $39.99 + GST, postage and handling are extra.

IAN WILSON
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Steam Scenes of Stratford. A 48-page page softbound photograph-and-caption supplement to the hardcover To Stratford Under Steam.

King's Highways & Steam Trains (Volume 1) - Angus Wolfe Adventures
In the brand-new series King's Highways & Steam Trains, both Angus Wolfe and Amanda Webb are 21 years old. Angus's elderly mechanic friend Eddie has restored his 1956 Ford Mainline two-door sedan. In the process, he discovered it was a time-travel vehicle. Angus and Amanda travel back to July 1957 in the classic car to visit the railway branch lines of southern Ontario. For more information, and to order, please click here.

Steam at Washago - Branchline Miniatures
The first new nonfiction railway writing by Ian Wilson in almost six years. This 24-page mini-book describes a time-travel experience to the early afternoon of October 18, 1952 at a Canadian National railway junction north of Toronto.

Steam Memories of Lindsay - Branchline Miniatures
The last of Ian Wilson's "Steam" Series throughout Ontario before the appearance of Steam at Washago.

To order any of Ian's "Steam"  series books, please go to http://www.ianwilsonauthor.com/, then to "Branchline Miniatures"  and "add to cart" for any of the "Steam" Series books still in print. (Note: Stratford, Northern Ontario, Palmerston, Niagara Frontier and London are now out of print, but the five out-of-print titles will be re-issued as second editions.

NICKEL BELT RAILS PUBLISHING (Dale Wilson)
 
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Another look at the Algoma Central, fill in details and bringing things up to date; 64 pages, B&W, staple bound, with over 130 photos and graphics showing the huge changes over the years. A “Fallen Flag” company now owned by CN, the future is not clear ...
 
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From Abbey To Zorra Via Bagdad (revised edition)
by Dale Wilson

A look at all CPR passenger services in the 1950s, built around a reprint of the railway's Summer 1955 public timetable which introduced The Canadian, CPR's then new stainless streamliner. A dozen new graphics are included, plus existing pictures rescanned in 144 pages. The illustrations are made up of 134 b&w pictures, 16 passenger car plans and two CPR passenger rollingstock rosters for 1949 and 1960. 

Fewer than 100 copies left, so hurry.
$45 plus $10 postage and handling per order. U.S. Funds for orders sent outside Canada please.
Overseas P&H $8 per $20 of book value.

Cheque or money order to:
Nickel Belt Rails,
Box 483, Station B,
Sudbury ON Canada P3E 4P6 

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6077 - A Fine Locomotive 
(The story of CNR 6077)

6077 - A Fine Locomotive (The story of CNR 6077)

Algoma Rails
Heavily illustrated with both captions and detailed short histories, this book has accounts of the Algoma Central, Algoma Eastern, Bruce Mines & Algoma, Algoma Steel Transportation International Transit and the CPR Sault branch.Chartered in 1899, the Algoma Central was to have a main line 200 miles long from Sault Ste. Marie to join with the Canadian Pacific railway transcontinental line. It served mining properties, hauled lumber, steel and freight that fueled the expansion in the area between Hearst, Sault Ste. Marie and Sudbury. It still runs the famous Agawa Canyon rail tour.

The Story Of A Locomotive - 6077

6077 came from the Montreal Locomotive Works in 1944, one of the last steam locomotives built for Canadian National.
Despite a serious wreck when only a month old, 6077 had a successful career in freight and passenger hauling, on the main line west and southern
Ontario. In 1959 a conversion to oil firing was done at Stratford and the locomotive was sent west to work out of Winnipeg.
Saved from scrapping at Winnipeg's Transcona shops by the intervention of a sympathetic employee (no one called them railfans then!)
6077 came to Capreol in 1967 for display at the Northern Ontario Railroad Museum in Capreol.
During 2008, thanks to a great community effort, the locomotive was refurbished and awaits your visit.
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Sudbury Electrics & Diesels

Mining/railroading in the Canadian Shield. Over a century of rail service by and for the mining industry in and around Sudbury. Includes CPR, AER, CNR, Canadian Copper Company, Mond, British America Nickel, INCO, Falconbridge. Heavily illustrated: black & white photos, 36 colour images, 26 maps and diagrams. Nine locomoticv rosters - steam, electric and diesel. 
Data not available in a single source elsewhere. 
160 pages, 85 by 11. Hard cover. 
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Northern Ontario Rails - in Colour   (over half sold)

For the first time, a book dedicated to the broad sweep of northern Ontario railroading over 60 years covering all railways in the region. 
The book has 128 pages with soft covers, and each section of the book leads off with a map defining the area covered.
Almost 300 colour images covering rail operations between the borders of Manitoba and Quebec, 
and from Lake Simcoe north to salt water at Moosonee.

 
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A National Passenger Chronicle - Volume 4

In 128 pages, the story of CNR's passenger services wound down and the coming of VIA. 
Hundreds of images, HALF in colour.
This series covers the history of CN and predecessor passenger services up to the VIA Rail era. 

Also Volumes 1 and 3 are still available. These books, all in landscape format, 11" by 8.5", are a treasury for railfans, modellers and historians.
 
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The Sudbury Streetcars

An illustrated history of the Sudbury-Coppercliff Suburban Electric Railway. The system operated from 1913 until 1950 using a wide variety of second-hand equipment, much of it from Pennsylvania. Over 100 photos and other graphics in 42 pages and with an all-time streetcar roster.Soft-covered. 8.5 by 11.


To order any of the Nickel Belt books by Dale Wilson, please click here to download prices and payment instructions. 
(Dealer wholesale price enquiries are 50 percent of retail prices until further notice.)

 
NORTH KILDONAN PUBLICATIONS
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Canadian Railway Modeller 

The Canadian Railway Modeller magazine was created in 1989 by North Kildonan Publications to serve the railway hobbyist interested in modelling all aspects of the Canadian railway scene. It's available at hobby shops everywhere throughout Canada and at many U.S. locations. Overseas too! A complete list of hobby shops that carry Canadian Railway Modeller is in every issue. As the Railfan Canada magazine could not be continued, its subject matter has been merged with Canadian Railway Modeller, which has been streamlined to include railfan articles in its content.

Canadian Railway Modeller magazine is a bimonthly, colour glossy magazine with a “Canadian content” format. In it you'll find building projects related to Canadian trains and structures along with prototype and heritage information associated with Canada's railways. You'll also find New Product Announcements, Prototype Photographs, Modeller's Photos, Canadian Book Reviews, Canadian Train Video Reviews, Letters to the Editor, Classified Advertising, a complete listing of Train Shows and Exhibitions across Canada and a complete Hobby Shop Directory listing reputable hobby shops where CRM is sold. Advertising is restricted to contents of interest to modellers of Canadian roads or that are generic in nature.

 

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Kettle Valley Railway MILEBOARDS by Joe Smuin
(CRHA 2004 Book Award Winner)

"A historical field guide to the KVR" is how author, Joe Smuin, describes his latest work. The spiral-bound, 200-page book is a mile-by-mile description of each subdivision on the KVR: Carmi, Princeton, Coquihalla, Osoyoos, Copper Mountain and Merritt. Fully illustrated with nearly 100 diagrams and maps and nearly 100 photos, some of which have never been seen before. "A historically significant railway document written by a railroader."

NOW IN ITS THIRD PRINTING. Available to, and for sale at hobby shops and historical societies or order directly from the publisher. $34.95 plus $12.95 to cover postage and taxes (if applicable). Overseas orders add $15.00 over stated shipping cost.

 

Heritage

The Guide to Canada's Railway Heritage Railway Museums, Attractions and Excursions by Daryl T. Adair

First published in 1993, this Second Edition lists over 100 of Canada's railway museums, attractions and excursions. The spiral-bound 116-page guide contains location maps, fees, hours of operation and what you'll see when you visit. Also listed is a complete list of surviving steam locomotives in Canada and a Canadian Railway Station Preservation list.

Available to, and for sale at hobby shops and historical societies or order directly from the publisher. $24.95 plus $10.00 to cover postage and taxes (if applicable). Overseas orders add $10.00.

 

For more information, to subscribe to the Canadian Railway Modeller, to order the North Kildonan Books, go to http://www.cdnrwymod.com/, and scroll to the subscription order form/price list, or contact North Kildonan Publications at

North Kildonan Publications
963 Henderson Hwy
PO Box 35087 RPO Henderson
Winnipeg, MB, R2K 4J9

FAX NUMBER: (204) 669-9821 VOICE NUMBER: (204) 668-0168 EMAIL: crm@cdnrwymod.com

RAILFARE DC BOOKS
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Canadian National Steam! By Donald R. McQueen

The premiere volume, containing 248 pages, is an updated and expanded text based on Clegg & Corley's Canadian National Steam Power, outlining the history and technical development of steam power as influenced by the different CNR Motive Power Chiefs. It includes a summary of all classes with wheel-types, road- and builder-numbers, a list of all predecessor and subsequent owners of CNR power, a builder's list of CNR steam power, a bibliography, plus hundreds of photos, with colour covers. For more information about this volume, and the accompanying seven roster volumes; and to order, download this information leaflet that has information about Railfare's other books in print as well. Follow the order form on that leaflet to place your order.   
For more information about this publisher, to check on details of currently available and impending releases, and to order, go to Railfare DC Books and follow the links. For a current order form, please click here

OTHER PUBLISHERS

ARCADIA PUBLISHING
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Images of Rail - Toronto's Railway Heritage - by Derek Boles

On May 16, 1853, the first passenger train steamed out of Toronto from a wooden depot that was located near the site of today's Union Station. Over the next century, the railways had a profound impact on the geography and economic fortunes of Toronto and helped transform it from a provincial town into the commercial centre of Canada. To the dismay of many, the railways also swallowed up prime real estate on Toronto's waterfront and isolated its citizens from Lake Ontario, the city's most scenic asset. The struggle between the promoters of unfettered railway development and crusaders for public access to the waterfront culminated during the 1920s with the building of the waterfront railway viaduct and Union Station. This magnificent Beaux-Arts railway terminal is the busiest transportation hub in Canada and is undergoing a $1.5 billion revitalization. Inside this book are over 200 rare images illustrating 80 years of Toronto's railway history. 

This soft-cover book is available at most of the Toronto-area bookstores and can be purchased online at Amazon Books.
 
Derek Boles is the chief historian of the Toronto Railway 
Heritage Centre and has written and lectured extensively on Toronto's 
railway history. He coordinates the annual Doors Open event at Union 
Station and conducts popular monthly tours of the facility.
CREATIVE BOOK PUBLISHING
Rails Across The Rock

Rails Across The Rock

Rails Around The Rock

Rails Around The Rock

Both books by Ken Pieroway. Rails Around The Rock is the recent release, following up on Rails Across The Rock.
Available from Creative Book Publishing, and participating book and hobby stores.
 
Rails Around The Rock is an all-colour then & now celebration of the branchlines and industrial railways of Newfoundland. In this follow-up to Rails Across the Rock: A Then And Now Celebration Of The Newfoundland Railway and on the 30th anniversary of the closing of the last branchline, the reader is taken on a photographic journey to the beautiful bays and coves and to the interior of the province. Through images captured from 1956 to 1984, readers can ride the mixed trains on the Carbonear, Argentia and Bonavista branchlines, follow extra freights on the Lewisporte and Stephenville lines and watch trains on the Grand Falls Central and Buchans Railway move their commodities. 

 The images of internationally acclaimed train photographers, James A. Brown, Steve Danko, Bill Linley, Phil Mason, Steve Patterson, Robert J. Sandusky, Rich Taylor and others are spread throughout these pages. When their magnificent photographs are compared to the same scene as it exists today the changes that have occurred are remarkable, illustrating how both nature and progress have reclaimed the right of way.

Rails Across the Rock is an all colour then & now celebration of the former Newfoundland Railway. The reader is taken on a 547 mile photographic journey from Port aux Basques to St. John’s with virtually all stops in between. Captured from 1952 to 1988, you can see the last days of steam, ride the Caribou, and watch lengthy freights and little mixed trains, as well as the final run.
Those scenes, contributed by some of North America’s top railway photographers, capture not only the colour and uniqueness of our narrow gauge line but also the breathtaking beauty of this wonderful island.
The images  of James A. Brown, Bill Linley, Phil Mason, Robert J. Sandusky, Mike Shufelt, Rich Taylor and others are spread all along the trans island journey. When compared to the same scene as it exists today, the changes are remarkable as both nature and progress reclaim the right of way.
 
CREDIT VALLEY RAILWAY COMPANY LIMITED (DISTRIBUTOR - Self-published by the Author)
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Heckman's Canadian Pacific - A Photographic Journey (CRHA Book Award Winner 2015)
- by Ralph Beaumont

Joseph Heckman was a pioneer photographer for the Canadian Pacific Railway. He photographed the line from coast to coast between 1898 and 1915, capturing the engineering works, stations, hotels, steamships, and the people who made the railway run. More than 4,000 of these historic images are preserved in the CPR's Corporate Archives, and 380 of them have been made available for this large 9 by 12 format book. Hardbound. 328 pages - 380 black & white photos, 25 maps, Index, Bibliography.

Available from the Credit Valley Railway Company, 2900 Argentia Road, Unit 24, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada L5N 7X9. Canada/USA toll-free 1.800.464.1730.
$60 + Shipping and GST.
Click here for a flyer. 

DUNDURN PRESS
To order any of the Dundurn Press books on line, go to https://www.dundurn.com/,and search by "Author" or by "Books"; or check with your local book seller or hobby store. 
Rails Over the Mountains
by Ron Brown

Journey through the engineering marvels, stations, and heritage sites of Canada’s western mountains.

Ride the rails through Canada’s western mountains to explore the many vestiges of the region’s spectacular and surprising railway heritage. Here is where grand railway hotels were built to attract tourists to the West’s beautiful scenery and bring profit to the railway lines as well. Rustic stations added to the allure. The challenges of conquering the mountains resulted in some of Canada’s most ingenious feats of engineering, such as spiral tunnels and soaring trestles (one of which was featured in The Amazing Race Canada).

Relive the days of rail on a steam train, the luxurious Rocky Mountaineer, or one of VIA Rail’s mountain journeys. Outdoor enthusiasts can follow the abandoned roadbeds of Canada’s more spectacular rail trails, like the legendary Kettle Valley Railway. Also included are some of Canada’s most extensive railway museums, which have helped to bring this vanished era back to life.

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Rails Across the Prairies
by Ron Brown

Follow the evolution of the rail legacy of the Canadian Prairies from the arrival of the first engine on a barge to today’s realities.

Rails Across the Prairies traces the evolution of Canada’s rail network, including the appearance of the first steam engine on the back of a barge. The book looks at the arrival of European settlers before the railway and examines how they coped by using ferry services on the Assiniboine and North Saskatchewan Rivers. The work then follows the building of the railways, the rivalries of their owners, and the unusual irrigation works of Canadian Pacific Railway. The towns were nearly all the creation of the railways from their layout to their often unusual names.

Eventually, the rail lines declined, though many are experiencing a limited revival. Learn what the heritage lover can still see of the Prairies’ railway legacy, including existing rail operations and the stories the railways brought with them. Many landmarks lie vacant, including ghost towns and elevators, while many others survive as museums or interpretative sites.

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Passenger and Merchant Ships of the Grand Trunk Pacific and Canadian Northern Railways
by David R. P. Guay

The untold history of the maritime branches of two giants of early-twentieth-century Canadian railroads.
The Grand Trunk Pacific Railway and the Canadian Northern Railway, two giants of Canadian rail transportation, each operated maritime shipping ventures during the early twentieth century.
Numerous vessels, including sidewheel, paddlewheel, and propeller steamers, tugboats, and barges, helped to build and serve these railways. Passenger and merchant ships sailed the West Coast, the Great Lakes, and St. Lawrence River, and served Canadian and European ports, in a time when groundings, shipwrecks, and sinkings often claimed lives. These same steamship lines played an important role in World War I, when Canadian vessels ferried men and war supplies. Many troopships and freighters were torpedoed, and Canadian Northern’s entire transatlantic fleet was virtually obliterated.

Illustrated with contemporary photographs and drawings, this book pays tribute to the maritime enterprises of two trailblazing Canadian railway greats.

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Great Western Railway of Canada - Southern Ontario's Pioneer Railway - by David R. P. Guay

This book chronicles the genesis and all-too-brief existence of one of Canada’s greatest early railways, the Great Western Railway of Canada (1853–1882), a major precursor to the Canadian National Rail system. Today, the Great Western Railway of Canada is a little-known historic line, overlooked even by many railway aficionados. But it was truly a railway ahead of its time. It was a pioneer in combining land- and water-based transportation, including the introduction of river car-ferries and passenger/freight steamships on the Great Lakes. It made waves of a different kind with its acquisition of the American-owned railway linking Detroit, Grand Haven, and Milwaukee. And its mammoth workshops were industrial monuments in Hamilton and London, Ontario, where inventive geniuses laboured to supply the booming rail trade of southern Ontario. This book offers a ride back in time into the vanishing history of early Ontario railroading.

Rails to the Atlantic - by Ron Brown

Follow Rails to the Atlantic through eastern Canada’s railway heritage. Visit preserved railway stations in various states of use, or take in the architecture of the grand era of station building in Quebec City, Halifax, and St. John’s. Board scenic railway excursions on the Orford Express or Le Train du Massif de Charlevoix, or travel to VIA Rail's destinations in remote northern Quebec.

Rail trails lead through the Laurentian mountains and Quebec’s Eastern Townships. Museums exhibit Newfoundland’s colourful railway heritage, while Canada’s largest railway equipment display lies near Montreal. Magnificent railway hotels include the Fairmont Le Château Montebello and the Algonquin Resort, as well as the stunning Chateau-style station hotel at McAdam, New Brunswick. Often forgotten are the railway bridges and trestles, stunning feats of engineering that stretch across wide valleys and churning rivers, the construction of which sometimes led to deadly consequences. Lesser-known attractions, such as roundhouses and employee housing, are profiled to help bring the railway era back to life.

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End of the Line - the 1857 Train Wreck at the Desjardins Canal Bridge
by Don McIver

In 1857, the Desjardins Canal bridge collapsed under a Toronto-to-Hamilton train, creating one of the worst railway wrecks in North American history. Sixty lives, including that of the main contractor, were lost. The story of how the Great Western Railway was conceived, where it was located, and how it was constructed is replete with high irony covering political intrigue, commercial skullduggery, and bold entrepreneurship. Woven into the tragic events of that cold March evening are a cross-section of pre-Confederation Canadians whose lives contrasted sharply with the dour stereotypical view of pioneering Canada.

End of the Line portrays the personalities of these global travellers, burgeoning industrialists, and simple railway servants – all connected by the common thread of catastrophe. Particular attention is focused on the little-known life of Samuel Zimmerman – the irrepressible contractor who died in the accident. Captured throughout is the spirit of economic venture infecting the mood of the continent.

Rails Across Ontario – by Ron Brown

Rails Across Ontario will take the reader back to a time when the railway ruled the economy and the landscape. Read about historic stations, railway museums, heritage train rides, and historic bridges. Follow old rail lines along Ontario's most popular rail trails. Find out where steam engines still puff across farm fields and where historic train coaches lead deep into the wilds of Ontario's scenic north country. Discover long forgotten but once vital railway structures, such as roundhouses, coal docks, and water towers. Learn about regular VIA Rail routes that follow some of the province's oldest rail lines and pass some of its most historic stations, including one that has operated continuously since 1857.

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In Search of the Grand Trunk
by Ron Brown

In Search of the Grand Trunk looks at the many abandoned rail lines across Ontario and shows hikers, cyclists and recreational drivers the many heritage features along them which recall the once-heady days of rail. 256 pp, with colour illustrations. 
 
To order any of the Dundurn Press books on line, go to https://www.dundurn.com/,and search by "Author" or by "Books"; or check with your local book seller or hobby store. 
MARTIN GROVE PRESS (Richard McQuade)
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From Wood To Steel: Classic Canadian Railway Passenger Cars 
from 1860 to 1920

(CRHA Book Award Winner 2003)
Compiled and written by Richard McQuade 
Drawings by (the late) Andrew Merrilees

An indispensable reference work for anyone interested in the history of railway passenger cars in North America from the 19th into the 20th century. This transcontinental collection features rollingstock from Canadian and American car builders that ran from Newfoundland to Vancouver Island.  Featured are Canadian railroads from the past to the present, and also the Michigan Central. There are over 80 plans in HO scale with 100 accompanying photographs. Altogether more than 40 pages of historical black & white photographs. At the core of this work are the previously unknown drawings by the legendary Andrew Merrilees, with an authoritative history by the author. Hardcover landcape format 14" by 8.5". 197 pages including comprehensive appendices, bibliography and crossreferences that act as a location index. An ideal reference source for model railroaders.

Click here for an order form.

Montevallo Historical Press

The great lakes car ferries
The Great Lakes Car Ferries  By George W. Hilton
 
A comprehensive history of the specialized boats used to carry railroad cars across the water, by one of America's best and most-loved transportation authors. There was a time in the United States when railroad tunnels and bridges were only dreams in the minds of designers, when the best way to move railroad cars across bodies of water was to load them on specialized ships designed specifically for this purpose.
With this utilitarian principle in mind, shipbuilders around the Great Lakes and elsewhere built an amazing variety of vessels to get the job done quickly, efficiently, and safely.
George W. Hilton's classic book tells the story of these boats and of the hardworking, heroic men who day after day, year after year, battled mechanical problems, ice, and bad weather to get the cars safely across the water. 
To order:
Montevallo Historical Press
9004 Miles Place, Manassas, Virginia, 20110, United States
Phone: (419) 798-6018
http://www.mhpress.com/Welcome.html
NIMBUS PUBLISHING
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The Dominion Atlantic Railway - by Gary Ness
Description:
For a hundred years (1894–1994), the Dominion Atlantic Railway served the people of western Nova Scotia—from Yarmouth to Halifax—faithfully. In this new edition to the Images of Our Past series, author Gary Ness traces the history of the line through gorgeous photographs and fascinating stories from the people who worked along the route and the passengers who used the trains to travel through the heart of the Annapolis Valley. Includes over 150 black and white photos. Available from Nimbus Publishing and participating hobby and book stores. $24.95 soft cover.
RAILROAD EXPLORER
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Seasons of Trains, A New England Railroader's Journey - by George Pitarys

For more information about the book, the author, cost, and to order on the Internet, go to
http://railroadexplorer.com/books/seasons/
 
Also check your local hobby store; or to order by mail, send cheque or money order (U.S. funds) to
 
Railroad Explorer,
P.O. Box 248,
GOFFSTOWN NH 03045

Hurry, only a few copies left!

 
SONO NIS PRESS
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Canadian Pacific's Esquimalt & Nanaimo Railway
The Canadian Pacific's Esquimalt & Nanaimo Railway (hard- and softcover) by Robert D. Turner and Donald F. MacLachlan
The Esquimalt & Nanaimo Railway had a special character and charm like few others. Skirting the eastern coastline of Vancouver Island in British Columbia, it was separated from the rest of the national and continental rail network by the Georgia and Juan de Fuca Straits. Carefully researched, sensitively written and beautifully illustrated, this book captures the E&N in its many moods. Hundreds of never-before-published rare photos, including some exceptional colour images from the 1940s, and an extensive and insightful text document the railway, the people who worked on it and all those whose lives it shaped. • 304 pp • 11 x 9 • 475+ photos, incl. 8 pages of colour, with maps, timetables.
Price: $39.95 softcover $49.95 hardcover. To order, go to the link below.

and other railway books by the Sono Nis Press,

Sono Nis Press
P.O. Box 160,
Winlaw BC V0G 2J0
1.800.370.5228 in North America
books@sononis.com
 
STEAMPOWER PUBLISHING (Ted Rafuse) 

Ted's latest book is
Rails across the River - A History of the Rail Car Ferry Service on the St. Lawrence River Between Prescott, Ontario & Ogdensburg New York.
73 pages portrait-style, 55 b&w images, 4 maps, several diagrams. Indexed with bibliography.

The Prescott, Ontario – Ogdensburg, New York, rail car ferry service transferred rail cars across the St. Lawrence River for more than a century. Rails across the River outlines the involvement of several American and Canadian rail companies at diverse times which were involved in providing rail cars for the cross river service. Canadian lumber and livestock and American coal and merchandise provided much of the material transferred. For several decades the glamour transfer was the cross river shipment of Oriental silk, raw silk, and silk goods shipped by steamship to Vancouver then conveyed by the Canadian Pacific Railway across Canada to Prescott where the cargo was transferred across the river to Ogdensburg. Commodities were then moved further by rail to destinations in New York City and environs. In Rails across the River, Rafuse weaves a marine narrative of this remarkable transfer of rail cars involving the vessels Boston, St. Lawrence, Transit, William Armstrong, South Eastern, several car floats, the Charles Lyon and the final duo of the tug Prescotont and car float Ogdensburg. Revealed for the first time in book format are the marine mishaps caused by man and nature as well as the triumphs of men and ships.  
 
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For a copy of any of Ted's books including his latest  Rails across the River - A History of the Rail Car Ferry Service on the St. Lawrence River Between Prescott, Ontario & Ogdensburg New York and/or A Railway to the Isle and/or Wooden Cars on Steel Rails, you can order here on-line by clicking on: Steampower Publishing.

 
In "A Railway to the Isle - A History of the Strait of Canso Railway Car Ferries 1890-1955", author Ted Rafuse captures the saga of the nautical railway link on the Strait of Canso that once connected the port of Mulgrave, Nova Scotia, on the mainland and Point Tupper on Cape Breton Island.

In "A Railway to the Isle - A History of the Strait of Canso Railway Car Ferries 1890-1955", author Ted Rafuse captures the saga of the nautical railway link on the Strait of Canso that once connected the port of Mulgrave, Nova Scotia, on the mainland and Point Tupper on Cape Breton Island.

In text and images railway researcher and writer Ted Rafuse chronicles one of early Canada’s most significant personal and business success stories. Many of Canada’s late nineteenth and early twentieth century railways ran Crossen Company wooden passenger and freight cars on their lines.

In text and images railway researcher and writer Ted Rafuse chronicles one of early Canada’s most significant personal and business success stories. Many of Canada’s late nineteenth and early twentieth century railways ran Crossen Company wooden passenger and freight cars on their lines.

2012
Rails of the GTA Volume 2

2012 Rails of the GTA Volume 2

2010
Stand Clear of the Doors - Whitby's Railway History from the first tramway to GO

2010 Stand Clear of the Doors - Whitby's Railway History from the first tramway to GO

2009
Rails of the GTA

2009 Rails of the GTA

Rails of the GTA Volume 2: Further Railway Photographs from the Lens of Thomas Blampied

This book picks up where Rails of the GTA left off and offers new and exciting photographs from the GTA's railways.
Rails of the GTA - Volume 2 brings the story of railways in the Toronto area right up to date with a collection of over 40 new images.  The resurgence in Canadian railways is clearly seen as this book examines day-to-day freight and passenger operations as well as some of the more unusual sights in the diverse world of the GTA's railways.
  • This book is also available from the Credit Valley Railway Co., Mississauga, ON. Website
  • This book is now available from the Toronto Railway Museum (autographed!). Website
  • This book was featured on the Toronto Railway Historical Society's website - click here!

Stand Clear of the Doors: Whitby's Railway History from the First Tramway to GO 

Discover the history of railways in the town of Whitby, ON.  It is a story of murder, royalty, decline and impressive growth.
In 1833, a tramway was built in a small town to the east of Toronto. This was only the first of a series of railways built through Whitby over the next 150 years. Stand Clear of the Doors tells the story of these railways, how they affected Whitby and how railway mania turned to decline and finally to growth once more. This history, complete with archival and contemporary photography of Whitby’s railway scene, is essential reading for any local history or railway enthusiast. 
This book is also available from:
  • George's Trains, Markham, ON. Website
  • Credit Valley Railway Co., Mississauga, ON. Website
  • Dailey Hobbies, Whitby, ON. Website

Rails of the GTA: Railway Photographs from the Lens of Thomas Blampied
 
A collection of railway photographs offering an introduction to the railways in and around the Greater Toronto Area.
The world is seeing a resurgence in rail transport and the Greater Toronto Area is beginning to follow the trend. For the first time in decades, rail in Canada is seeing a revival in both passenger numbers and freight haulage. Thomas Blampied explores passenger rail, freight traffic, yards, maintenance and the out of the ordinary in and around Toronto railways through over 80 photographs from the past decade.
  • This book is also available from the Credit Valley Railway Co., Mississauga, ON. Website
  • This book is now available from the Toronto Railway Museum (autographed!). Website
  • This book was reviewed by the Toronto Railway Historical Association - click here!
Call of the Northland - Riding the train that nearly toppled a government

Call of the Northland - Riding the train that nearly toppled a government

CALL OF THE NORTHLAND - Riding the Train that Nearly Toppled a Government

The author has this to say:

In April 2012, I travelled on Ontario Northland's Northlander before it was abolished under the provincial government's plans to sell the Ontario Northland Transportation Commission.  This book will tell the story of this trip and of the history of the Ontario Northland. March 23, 2012 is described as the “darkest day” in the 110-year history of Ontario Northland, the transportation lifeline connecting the northeast of the province to the rest of Canada was to be split up and sold. A lifelong railway fan, I had long dreamt of travelling on the iconic railway. It was now or never. The McGuinty government was not the first to attempt to divest the ONTC, but its lack of research and consultation meant its plan was doomed from the start. The trip made me aware of how hurt Northerners were by the loss of their Northlander and how they felt the McGuinty government was ignoring them. The ONTC is an integral part of life in the North. The recent joint management/union business plan and the Wynne government’s decision to transform the ONTC are both promising signs. However, it is important to remember that people are suffering because of the ONTC fiasco and that a fair and sensible resolution is needed quickly. As the December 2013 Ontario Auditor General’s report showed, the 2012 divestment plan was not clearly researched and the government was not fully aware of the financial implications of divestment. In the end, northern Ontario residents are the ones who have paid the price for a careless government policy.

Climb aboard the Northlander as the author travels northwards from the bustle of Toronto in springtime to the snowy stillness of Cochrane. This journey, woven through the history of the railway and the political intrigue of the Ontario Liberal government’s plans, is a must for the railway enthusiast and history buff alike.

The book traces the 112-year history of the Ontario Northland Transportation Commission, the various attempts to dismantle it, and the political drama of the past two years, all retold through the author’s round-trip journey from Toronto to Cochrane aboard the Northlander.
 
 For more details and to order, please visit the book’s website: northland-book.net

About the author and where to order any of his books:

Author and photographer Thomas Blampied specializes in rail transportation and his work has been published on three continents. He has lived and studied in Canada and the United Kingdom, where he has focused on transportation history. He has recently completed a history degree in the UK, and has returned to Canada to continue his studies.

His books are available through Blurb online and through the retailers listed above.

TRACKSIDE TREASURE PUBLICATIONS (Eric Gagnon)
Trackside with VIA - The First 35 Years

Trackside with VIA - The First 35 Years

Trackside with VIA - Cross-Canada Compendium

Trackside with VIA - Cross-Canada Compendium

Trackside with VIA: Cross-Canada Compendium Consist Companion

Trackside with VIA: Cross-Canada Compendium Consist Companion

Trackside with VIA: Research and Recollections

Trackside with VIA: Research and Recollections

Trackside with VIA: Vol 1: The First 35 Years
Learn about VIA’s history with new and previously-unpublished data and photos, plus: Rosters - Train Consist Information - CN/CP to VIA Paint Transition Data - 114 pages - Colour Cover - < >50 Black & white photographs - Over 2,700 consists.

Trackside with VIA: Vol 2: Cross-Canada Compendium  
A new book on VIA Rail for you!  Eric Gagnon has just released his second book all about VIA Rail Canada. This book has it all.  If you've been looking for a book that covers VIA's history, operations and equipment, this may be the book you've been waiting for. VIA's history and equipment has been researched through the eyes of a rail enthusiast.  The author has answered requests for even more photos and even more coverage of VIA all across Canada.  From northern Quebec, remote services in Manitoba, RDC's in the Maritimes and VIA's flagship transcontinental trains, it's all here! From the newest student of VIA to the most seasoned VIAphile, you're sure to find things in here that you never knew. 106 Pages - Over 60 Colour photographs - Over 160 B&W photographs - Colour Cover 

 
Trackside with VIA: Vol 3: Cross-Canada Compendium Consist Companion  
This book is filled with consists of interest to prototype modellers and anyone who is eager to learn more about VIA operations.  You’ll find 50 pages of VIA consists:  Western, Eastern and Corridor trains; station train departure information from Montreal and Halifax; and even some non-VIA, pre-VIA passenger trains.
50 pages - Saddle-stitched - Over 900 train consists from 1976-2011 - Western Consists - Eastern Consists - Corridor Consists - Pre-VIA & Non-VIA Consists  from the 1970’s - Special Instructions: Train Departures from Montreal and Halifax 1975 to 1985
 

Trackside with VIA: Vol 4:  Research and Recollections
This book begins with a series of trip reports that draw the reader into the world of VIA Rail in the 1980s. These stories take up about 40 per cent of the book, and include black and white photos related to the stories, as well as several "triVIA" boxes featuring, well, trivia about VIA Rail.
After the stories are numerous research articles, dealing with such as vice-regal cars to sleeper car swaps in Winnipeg to the IC3 Flexliner trial, and much more. A soft-cover perfect bound book with 124 pages, plus the title page and table of contents page. The book contains a lot of text, as well as numerous small photos (mostly black and white) and a number of tables.

For more information and prices:
Email: mile179kingston@yahoo.ca     Blog: http://newviarailbook.blogspot.ca

 
WALKER LAKE PRODUCTIONS (Russ Nicholls)

 
Rebirth of the Portage Flyer By Russ Nicholls

About the Author:
Russ Nicholls was born and raised in the Niagara Peninsula. In 1949 he joined the New York Central System as a railway telegrapher, and was a member of the Order of Railway Telegraphers. In 1970 he moved his family to Huntsville, Ontario and later opened his own General Insurance Brokerage. In 1992 he sold the business and retired. Since that time he has devoted hundreds of hours to the restoration process of the Portage Flyer. 

$19.95 (CAD or USD), plus shipping. FEWER THAN 50 COPIES LEFT, SO HURRY.
To order your copy, go to the Huntsville & Lake of Bays Railway Society.
                                                                
For more information about the Portage Flyer, please click here.
About the Book:
The fascinating story of how the former equipment of "the smallest commercially operated railway in the world" was brought back to Huntsville, Ont. and reassembled to provide a nostalgic ride to commemorate the Portage Flyer of yesteryear. Read all about it. And you had better hurry, because it's almost sold out.

About the Book: The fascinating story of how the former equipment of "the smallest commercially operated railway in the world" was brought back to Huntsville, Ont. and reassembled to provide a nostalgic ride to commemorate the Portage Flyer of yesteryear. Read all about it. And you had better hurry, because it's almost sold out.

Walkerville Publishing
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Hiram Walker's Railroad - The Lake Erie & Detroit River Railway
 - by David R. P. Guay

This book is the first to cover, in detail, the origin and lifespan of one of Canada’s great regional railways, the Lake Erie and Detroit River, of whisky magnate Hiram Walker (of “Canadian Club” fame) and his sons.  Initially conceived  in 1885  as a means of opening up southern Essex County, this line eventually was extended to St. Thomas, acquired the Erie and Huron Railway (Sarnia to Rondeau/Erieau), and leased the London and Port Stanley Railway (London to Port Stanley).  The Walkers realized the power of an integrated network of railways and ships and pioneered the trans-Lake Erie railcar ferry trade.  Later on, the Lake Erie and Detroit River formed a crucial link in the coal trade from Pennsylvania to the midwestern U.S.  In 1903, a Michigan regional  railway, the Père Marquette, acquired the Lake Erie and Detroit River as a key link for bridge traffic to the Niagara River.  The Lake Erie and Detroit River would be the most profitable division of the Père Marquette for years to come.
 
Many rare photographs adorn this book as do rosters of the locomotives, rolling stock (passenger and freight cars),  and maritime vessels of the Lake Erie and Detroit River and Erie and Huron Railways. We hope that you enjoy the ride!

 
Available through Walkerville Publishing or Amazon. Click below to order:
 http://www.walkerville.com/#!where-to-buy/p4moc
https://www.amazon.ca/Hiram-Walkers-Railroad-Detroit-Railway/dp/1927591058
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