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This website provides:
- Information updates about My four railway history Books.
- News about current and pending Canadian railway (history) publications.
- Information (casual and in-depth) for railway history researchers: Ontario Railway History and a gallery of Ontario railway stations, Ontario Railway Station Museums; and general Railway History Research, including extensive newspaper research, Timetables and summaries of various Canadian railways.
- Links to past copies of Newsletters:
CRHA Canadian Rail - Bytown Railway Society (Branchline) - Upper Canada Railway Society
- Information about the model railway hobby: Drop-down menu Railway Modelling.
- A visit to my Hornby-Dublo layouts with some tips and thoughts.
- A Calendar of (mostly) Ontario train shows and events.
- A visit to my unique Toy Train Track Museum, which includes a page perhaps helpful for anyone wishing to identify track from the bygone toy train era.
- A summary of Trains on TV and Screen.
- An album of Railway and Traction Thematic Postage Stamps
- Useful links to railway history-related, rail trail, railway modelling and general information websites.
- A visit to my N scale Eagle Lake & Northern Railway
And if you would like some nostalgic branchline steam sound for ambience, click the play button on the player below!
Featured Ontario Railway Station
- NEW PAGES: The Schomberg & Aurora Railway, Glossary of Common RailwayTerms, The Lake Simcoe Junction Railway
NEW PAGE UNDER CONSTRUCTION: Upper Canada Railway Society and its publications
Currently up to Issue 518 (Jan 1993). Before 1980 there are many gaps that I hope to fill in. I have all newsletters from 1980 to the end of publication in 1998 at Issue 570, which I will scan to this page. It is a time-consuming process, and this page will be "under construction" for some time. Donations of earlier publications for the purpose of recording on this page would be much appreciated. Please Contact Me.
- NEW ARRIVALS: Carl Riff's Railway History Diaries Last batches posted: March 5 and 25, 2020.
- UPDATE: Ontario Railway Stations Gallery - A to Z completed 2019 (Postcards & Historical). More pending.
- UPDATE: Ontario Railway Stations Gallery- A to Z completed 2019 (Post WW II). More pending.
- UPDATE: Canadian Rail: Now with a complete Subject Index, allowing search by major topic.
- IN THE WORKS: The Lindsay, Bobcaygeon & Pontypool Railway
Dining With Canadian Railways Volume 1 - Canadian Pacific Chinaware
The First Spike - the early railways, tramways and roads of eastern Ontario
Speed Graphics and Steam 1958 volume II
For details re the above and other books, please go to What's New in Publications
Bytown Railway Society Publications
Canadian Trackside Guide 2019 - SOLD OUT
Canadian Trackside Guide 2020 - coming in March - taking orders now
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.