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

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

September 15, 2016

September 15, 2016

Featured Ontario railway station
of days gone by

I interrupt my regular programming ☺ to bring you this image of a new TTC Bombardier set operating westbound on Queen Street as a training car, just taking the switch north to McCaul Street, presumably to give the operator a chance to manage the McCaul loop!
Modeller's Corner
Milton, Ontario crossing on 13 June 1959. Northbound CNR train 661 with SW1200 1318 in charge is about to cross CPR's mainline to Windsor. Robert J. Sandusky photo

Milton, Ontario crossing on 13 June 1959. Northbound CNR train 661 with SW1200 1318 in charge is about to cross CPR's mainline to Windsor. Robert J. Sandusky photo

Andy Reynolds' diorama in H0 scale. Mary Reynolds photo

Andy Reynolds' diorama in H0 scale. Mary Reynolds photo

In June 2016 Andy Reynolds was on a quest to create a prototype scene to supplement a hands-on-clinic he wanted to prepare for his train club (Hub Division of the Northeast Region [NER] of the NMRA). He was fortunate to find Bob Sandusky's photograph taken almost 60 years ago of the Milton Crossing in Ontario. With some further information from this website, Andy recreated this scene and entered the display in the scratch build classification at the Albany, New York NER Convention, where it won first place.
 

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Under construction:  A Gallery of Ontario railway stations (completed to R inclusive), Rod Clarke's TG&B and T&N Diaries, and  Postage Stamps (Railway Topical)  
In the works: A Railway History, Grey & Bruce Counties.

Books
Hiram Walker's Railroad - The Lake Erie & Detroit River Railway
- by David R. P. Guay. For more information and to order, go to What's New in Publications

Rails across the River - A History of the Rail Car Ferry Service on the St. Lawrence River Between Prescott, Ontario & Ogdensburg New York 
- by Ted Rafuse. For more information and to order, go to What's New in Publications 

Rails Over the Mountains, Rails Across the Prairies, Rails to the Atlantic
- by Ron Brown. For more info and to order, go to What's New in Publications at the Dundurn Press.

Heckman's Canadian Pacific - A Photographic Journey 
(CRHA Book Award Winner 2015)
-  by Ralph Beaumont. Click here for Details, or go to What's New in Publications.

Bytown Railway Society Publications
2016 Trackside Guide. Click here to order.

Hamilton's Other Railway (CRHA Book Award Winner 2002)
Yes, you can still get a copy!☺. Click here to order.

Preservation Project News and Updates

The GTR Burlington Freeman (Ont.) station is an ongoing work of restoration in progress, and the Friends of the Freeman station are always on the look-out for volunteers to help the work along. For more information, go to The Friends of the Freeman Station, or email info@freemanstation.ca

The Huntsville, Ont. station has been decommissioned by CN, and turned over to the Town of Huntsville. The station has been completely refurbished by volunteers, and has been  created into a cultural centre, involving four organizations, among them the Huntsville Train Station Society. The station baggage room has been developed into a historical railway museum, with a large model railway in the waiting room bay window. For more information, click here

The Northern Ontario Railroad Museum and Heritage Centre (Cobalt, Ontario), which now attracts more than 10,000 visitors annually is asking for support and financial assistance from individuals, companies and organizations with particular reference to two ambitious projects: the restoration of T&NO STEAM LOCOMOTIVE 219 and the re-creation of CAPREOL’S “PADDY WAGON”. Please click here for more details about the Museum and these restoration projects. For a copy of the story of No. 219, please click here. To donate, please use this form.

The Searchmont Station Preservation & Historical Society is raising funds with the aim of restoring what is left of this station (on the CN Soo Subdivision [former Algoma Central Railway].) For more information, click here

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