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Speed Graphics and Steam 1958 - Vol 3 - by Ian Wilson

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Railway Ties 1888-1920 - by Elizabeth Waterston

A compelling work of historical fiction that focuses on two generations of a "railway family", that tie in with the early rivalry between the Grand Trunk and Canadian Pacific Railways, and also with the technological and operational changes in the whole railway industry during and immediately after World War I.

Railway Ties conveys a clear sense of a future-defining period in Canada, the years that saw the growth of rail travel in this country, marked by possibility, adventure, and individual sacrifice.

Carefully researched from railway and family archives, Railway Ties presents over 200 original images.

Elizabeth Waterston, a celebrated academic and creative writer, blends historical accuracy with lively style to make this book a page turner.

Available from Rock's Mills Press, or order through your local bookstore.

Steam Encounters at Montreal
- by Ian Wilson

Travel back to the 1950s to witness steam and diesel action at Montreal through the lens of Jim Guerin. Virtually everything of 1950s Montreal is gone, but the locomotives, trains and tracks live again through the pages of Steam Encounters at Montreal. As for all of Ian Wilson's books, this issue is your escape to the past. You'll believe you're on the ground with the photographer! The images unfold as a story in chronological detail. The time machine at work through the Speed Graphics series is back at it! 

The book is printed in Ontario, Canada. It is signed and shipped direct from the author. As with previous Ian Wilson titles, the 80lb Endurance Gloss Text pages showcase Jim Guerin's photography to greatest advantage.

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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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