Carl Riff's Railway History Diaries

Foreword
I had the good fortune to be referred to Carl when I was writing and researching for my book Hamilton's Other Railway over two decades ago. That book was my quest to answer some of the question marks left behind by my Rails To The Lakes many years earlier. One of those larger question marks was the history of the Hamilton & North Western Railway in Hamilton itself. This was when newspaper research was largely by microfilm in a library somewhere, and anything promising had to be printed out for a nominal fee per page or recorded by hand.  Carl, himself a Hamilton resident, most enthusiastically responded to my dilemma by going through the Hamilton Spectator in his spare time and at his own expense for a span of over 30 years to pull out every mention of the H&NW that was to be found - and as many of you will know, even then, the Spectator was a daily paper, as opposed to the many weekly papers of the smaller communities. I still have his research and it's in three two-inch binders (and has been linked below under H&LE and H&NW). If Hamilton's Other Railway is accepted as a definitive history of the H&NW, the credit for that goes to Carl. It was only some time later that I discovered Carl's own intensive interest and research into the early railways of Quebec, at which time I came to hear of the numerous other historians, researchers, and authors whom he has assisted over the years.

This detailed meticulous research is Carl's hobby passion in his abiding belief of the importance of railways to Canada's development. Over a period of time Carl has transformed much of his extensive research from his handwritten notes in his original personal library of "duo tang" folders into a typed format. He would like his research to become available to a wider readership. It is for that wish that I am very pleased to offer to provide a forum. All that Carl asks that his work be credited as the source for anything that is published.

Diary Notes: IMPORTANT - PLEASE READ FIRST

  1. Some railways are diaried in sections, in other cases, the file has been subdivided to facilitate search and downloading.
  2. The file description, sequence and content is not always comprehensive and/or in chronological order, so you are advised to search adjoining files. Also occasionally, there is mislabelling, some articles may be incomplete, there may be duplication in different files, pages will appear as having been scanned sideways or upside down, and occasionally, pages may appear that are clearly unrelated. Also note that the designations "Part I", "Part II" etc., do not always coincide with Carl's designations. This has been a monumental labour of love for Carl over many years, and where there are shortcomings, both Carl and I ask for forgiveness. At least a lead to further research is usually apparent.
  3. Some sections may be substantial in terms of MB and may take a few minutes to load (especially for example the TH&B, Quebec Central, NTR, Newfoundland Ry, PEI, PGE and the CPR London Division).
  4. Where there are apparent gaps in a time sequence, this could be because there was no news, or because of a gap in the source paper's availability.
  5. In the case of microfilm scans, the quality of these is entirely dependent on the quality of the microfilm copier of the day. Some copies were made over two decades ago, and technology has much improved since then.
  6. Some newspaper reports appear in long columns, necessitating more than one page, and there is no guarantee that the entire sequence has been captured; and where it has, there will be copy overlaps.
  7. Carl's work on the H&LE and H&NW consists entirely of microfilm newspaper (mostly Hamilton Spectator) copies. 
  8. All of Carl's documents have been deposited with the Hamilton Public Library, Central Library Local History and Archives Section, on York Street, Hamilton, Ont. under the "Riff Collection". Special credit goes to Margaret Houghton, Archivist, who had the foresight to save the Acton Burrows Ltd. original and complete Canadian Railway & Marine World and to preserve it on microfilm.
  9. For complementary information, please also consult pages Quick Railway Histories and other Information and Rod Clarke's TG&B and T&N Diaries.
  10. Railways are listed in alphabetic order, but also please note these groupings, alphabetically at R (summarized immediately below in red):
  11. If you have any questions that Carl may be able to assist with, please CONTACT ME, and I will put you in touch with him.

RAILWAYS: ACCIDENTS - GENERAL (Accidents are also listed under the various companies)
RAILWAYS: ELECTRIC
RAILWAYS; EMPLOYEE
RAILWAYS: GENERAL
RAILWAYS: MISCELLANEOUS RAILWAYS

Algoma Central Railway

  1. Part I
  2. Part II
  3. Part III (return of documents,The  Canadian Engineer re coal storage Michipicoten, the Official Railway Equipment Register)
  4. Part IV 
  5. Part V 
  6. Part VI
  7. Part VII
  8. Part VIII 
  9. Part IX 
  10. Part X Algoma Central & Hudson Bay Ry 
  11. Part XI 
  12. ACR terminal page 37
  13. Equipment and Rollingstock page 1
  14. Michipicoten Coal Storage Dock page 5
  15. Addendum

Algoma Eastern Railway 

  1. Mines along the railway page 11
  2. Wreck Birch 1924 page 16
  3. Equipment Register page 17

                     - Addendum I (go to page 4)
                     - Addendum II 
                     - Addendum III

Atlantic, Quebec & Western Ry

  1. Part I
  2. Part II
  3. Part III
  4. Part IV 
  5. Part V starts at page 5
  6. Part VI 
  7. Part VII 
  8. Part VIII

Buffalo, Brantford & Goderich Railway - see under GTR

Canadian National Railways

(See separately for the Pacific Great Eastern [now the British Columbia], Newfoundland and the Prince Edward Island Railways.
Also please check under the Canadian Northern, the Grand Trunk and the Great Western Railways.)

Miscellaneous

  1. Improvements 1920s 
  2. Biography Sir Henry Thornton 
  3. Telephones on trains 1929
  4. Fast Passenger Trains 1930s - go to page 6
  5. Forest City train 1936
  6. CNR abandonments - see also RAILWAYS - GENERAL - Abandonments 1920 - 1930s
  7. Longtime locomotive engineer John McIntyre retires 1929, once drove the Globe train 
  8. CNR engineer saves Mount Brydges, Ont.

Canadian National Railways - Equipment

  1. Gasoline Motor Car (Reo) experiment 1921 Brockville & Westport Sub. 
  2. Locomotive roster NTR and CGR with files from Don McQueen 
  3. Electro-motive coach 1924 St. George Ont.
  4. Class 9000 diesel electric locomotives 1929
  5. Long run locomotives 
  6. CNR/GTW Oil-electric Switcher 1934 
  7. Rollingstock orders 1943
  8. CNR rollingstock orders 1947 see P. 5
  9. Streamlined self-propelled car D 1 
  10. ALCO-PAs 
  11. Hudson 4-6-4 No. 5700
  12. Hudson 4-6-4 Class
  13. Northern 4 8 4 Class
  14. Mount Royal Tunnel electric locomotives pages 1 to 7
  15. Electric Equipment Montreal 1950
  16. Electric Multiple units Montreal 
  17. Roadrailers 1937

Canadian National Railways
Ontario

  1. Longlac-Nakina cut-off 
  2. Brantford, Ont. Interlocking 1925 
  3. Nipissing Junction 1924  
  4. Proposal to electrify the ex CNoR Toronto Cobourg line 1924
  5. Harrisburg - Paris Junction old GWR mainline closed 1924
  6. Seaway relocation Iroquois to Morrisburg 1957
  7. Port Arthur Iron Ore Dock

Canadian National Railways
Quebec - see also under Canadian Northern Railway

  1. Lac St. Jean Region
  2. Ex Q&LSJ, CNQ, Q&G Railways, Longue Pointe and Joffre Terminals 
  3. Eastern Junction to Bout de I'll 1944 
  4. Donnacona cut-off 1923
  5. Beattyville to Chibougamou River
  6. Oka Spur 
  7. Polycarpe Junction
  8. Service to Waterloo, Que.
  9. CNR in Northern Quebec (including the ex Quebec & Lake St. John and the ex Canadian Northern Quebec Railways, various clippings

Canadian National Railways
Other provinces

  1. PEI train service 1943
  2. PEI introduction of diesel-electric locomotives 1947
  3. Bartibog branch NB Heath Steele Mines
  4. Service to North Vancouver 
  5. Schreiber Division
  6. Terrace to Kitimat branchline 1952 

Canadian National Railways TERMINALS etc. (Includes predecessor GTR, ICR, CNoR, GTP and currently GTW)
CNR
Battle Creek MI Shops page 25
Casselman Ont. bridge w files from Colin Churcher pages 2-4
Edmonton station page 62
Hamilton James St. station page 1                  
Hornepayne engine house page 49
Hornepayne engine house CRMW no date contributed by Brian Westhouse
Leaside Yard page 41
London ex GWR station closure 1935 
London station 1936 Part I
London station 1936 Part II
Midland Terminal (Simcoe) Railway (via Wyevale) Ontario
Midland Terminal (Simcoe) Railway addendum
Moncton Shops ex ICR page 31
Montreal Central Station
Montreal Mount Royal Tunnel pages 2 - 10, ignore page 4
Montreal Longue Pointe Terminal  pages 8 to 11
Montreal Terminal Developments page 11
Neebing Yard page 52
Ottawa terminal  1911  page 34
Parry Sound Engine Houses
Port Arthur and Fort William Terminal CPR GTP CNoR 
Port Arthur Iron Ore Dock
Prince Rupert Terminal ex GTP page 12
Quebec Bridge changes 1950
Quebec City Champlain Market Station 
Quebec City Joffre terminal  page 66 to end
Quebec City St. Malo Shops
Quebec City St. Malo Shops fire
Saint John NB union  page 23
St. Lawrence Car Ferry page 6
Sherbrooke Que St. Francis River Bridge
Spadina engine terminal  page 34
Stratford Shops
Stratford Ont station
Toronto Union station (second) demolished page 40
Toronto Union Station Part I
Toronto Union Station Part II
Toronto - Spadina Terminal   page 34
Winnipeg Shops ex CNoR page 14
Winnipeg Shops ex NTR page 28

Canadian National Railways
Wrecks, Accidents, washouts, etc. 
(Also please check under the GTR-CNR "combo files" under GTR; and under GWR- GTR-CNR "combo files" under GWR.)

  1. Bayview Jct. runaway wreck 20 June 1923 Part I
  2. Bayview Jct. runaway wreck 20 June 1923 Part II
  3. Lindsay 24 Sep 1923 collision in fog 
  4. Lindsay 14 Nov 1923
  5. Railway accidents at grade crossings publicized in movies (Fox) 1928
  6. Stoney Creek Ont 1926 (cement bags) and 1938 (collision w fruit train) 
  7. Todmorden 1926 two freight trains
  8. Komoka 1927 locomotive boiler explosion
  9. Niagara Falls 1927 pp 8 and 9
  10. Sarnia 1927 pp 17 and 18
  11. Sarnia 1927
  12. Vineland 1927
  13. Brooklin Ont 7 August 1928 collision with two cars at page 24
  14. Collins Bay 18 September 1928 rear-end collision I
  15. Collins Bay 18 September 1928 rear-end collision II at page 2
  16. Collins Bay 18 September 1928 rear-end collision III
  17. Drocourt, Parry Sound 1929 head on collision pp 1 to 24
  18. Ontario floods 1929 pp 25 to 36 Part I
  19. Ontario floods 1929 pp 1 to 11 Part II
  20. Cataraqui (Kingston) 1929 page 6
  21. Manchester Ont 3 May 1929 bridge wash-out at page 21
  22. Manchester Ont 3 May 1929 bridge wash-out at page 6  
  23. Oriole, Ont. Jul 16, 1929 head-on collision Part I
  24. Oriole, Ont. July 16, 1929 head-on collision Part II
  25. Callander Ont. August 1930 wreck
  26. Dundas Ont 1934 The Christmas Night Wreck
  27. Lynden Ont 1935 wreck head-on collision 
  28. Casselman, Ont. collision 21 December 1944 #6218 pages 3-4
  29. Brantford Ont  1945 wreck
  30. Beamsville, Ont. 6 Aug 1946 head-on collision 
  31. Copetown Ont 1947 wreck
  32. Kingston Ont 1947 wreck
  33. Bayview Junction 28 March 1949 #6304 jumped track 
  34. Abénakis wreck 26 Jan 1952 
  35. Derailment of CNR 6046 at Vancouver October 31st, 1952
  36. Montmagny Que 1954 derailment 
  37. Paris (nr.) 1955

Canadian Northern Railway

  1. Quebec Part I
  2. Quebec Part II
  3. Locomotive acquisitions (with files from the late Ray Corley)
  4. Co-ordination with GTR 1920 (partial. For Canadian "National" read "Northern") 
  5. Construction and Development 1901 - 1904
  6. Construction and Development 1905 - 1906
  7. Construction and Development 1907
  8. Construction and Development 1908 - 1910
  9. Construction and Development 1911 - 1912
  10. Construction and Development 1913 Part I
  11. Construction and Development 1913 Part II
  12. Construction and Development 1914
  13. Construction and Development 1915
  14. Construction and Development 1916
  15. Construction and Development 1917
  16. Construction and Development 1918
  17. Construction and Development 1919
  18. Toronto to Ottawa and related (the "ghost railway")
  19. Toronto to Ottawa abandonment Cobourg to Brighton Part I
  20. Toronto to Ottawa abandonment Cobourg to Brighton Part II
  21. Accident Trenton 1911
  22. Betterments Toronto to Parry Sound 1920
  23. Accident Leaside 1913 spread rail
  24. Accident Leaside 1920
  25. Winnipeg Shops page 14
  26. Terminals and Shops XIII Port Arthur and Fort William Terminal CPR GTP CNoR 
  27. Mount Royal Tunnel pages 2 - 10, ignore page 4
  28. Mount Royal Tunnel electric locomotives pages 1 to 7
  29. Obituary Sir William Mackenzie 1924

Canadian Pacific Railway
(See separately for the International of Maine and the Toronto, Hamilton & Buffalo Railway.)

  1. Edward Wentworth Beatty 
  2. Abandonments in southern Quebec 
  3. Movie "Silent Barriers"

CPR Bruce Division (Credit Valley and Toronto, Grey & Bruce Railways)  
Note: For more 1870s entries, see below under TG&B as redacted by Ralph Beaumont., and also under TG&B in Rod Clarke's Diary

  1. 1870 
  2. 1870 connection between the TG&B  and the T&N Railways at Union station
  3. 1870-1879 Toronto Globe pp 24-30 illegible
  4. 1870 - 1880 various (not in chronological order)
  5. 1871 Mar to May
  6. 1871 Sep to Nov
  7. 1872
  8. 1872 Nov 7 - accident at Chatsworth
  9. 1872-1881
  10. 1872 1878 1879
  11. 1873 
  12. 1874 letter to Globe in defence of (partial)
  13. 1878 Jul 22 Dispute CVR with GWR Woodstock
  14. 1879 
  15. 1879 Toronto Globe - starts at p 5
  16. 1879 completion of Credit Valley Railway construction Orangeville 
  17. 1881
  18. 1882
  19. 1882-1886
  20. 1887-1890
  21. 1891
  22. 1892-1894
  23. 1895-1897
  24. 1898-1899
  25. 1900
  26. 1901-1902
  27. 1903-1904 
  28. 1904 snowstorm
  29. 1905-1907 (1907 not including the Horseshoe Curve wreck)
  30. 1907 Part 1 Horseshoe Curve Wreck
  31. 1907 Part 2 Horseshoe Curve Wreck
  32. 1907 Part 3 Horseshoe Curve Wreck
  33. 1907 Part 4 Horseshoe Curve Wreck 
  34. 1908 Jan-May
  35. 1908 June
  36. 1908 Jul-Aug 
  37. 1908 Sep 28 Teeswater fire Toronto Globe
  38. 1908 Sep-Dec 1909
  39. 1910 1911
  40. 1912 1913 
  41. 1914, March 28 recalling the MONO locomotive
  42. 1914 1915
  43. 1916-1918
  44. 1919-1922
  45. 1924-1925
  46. 1926
  47. 1927-1929
  48. 1931 1933
  49. 1933 Aug collision at Orangeville
  50. 1936-1945
  51. 1946-1947
  52. 1948-1954
  53. 1956-1960
  54. Superior Cement

CPR London Division

  1. CPR London Division
  2. CPR London Division from Canadian Railway & Marine World 

CPR Peterborough Division (Ontario & Quebec Railway)

  1. Globe 1883 - 1884
  2. Peterborough Examiner 1884
  3. Havelock Standard 1908 - 1909 
  4. Havelock Standard O&Q, Lakeshore, GB&S 
  5. Potpourri I incl Nephton and Smiths Falls
  6. Potpourri II incl Havelock and stations
  7. Toronto North station
  8. John Street Toronto terminal
  9. Wrecks on the O&Q
  10. Don River bridge Toronto

CPR Lines and Branches - Ontario

  1. CPR entry into Toronto Don Valley line
  2. CPR Toronto to Hamilton 
  3. CPR Hamilton-Guelph pp 3 to 7
  4. CPR doubletracking to Guelph Junction 1914
  5. CPR South Ontario Pacific Railway
  6. CPR North Shore Line
  7. CPR North Shore Line, connecting shortlines 
  8. CPR Toronto-Sudbury 
  9. CPR Lakeshore Route
  10. Georgian Bay & Seaboard Railway Part I
  11. Georgian Bay & Seaboard Railway Part II
  12.                        -  addendum clipping 1909 
  13. Glengarry & Stormont Railway
  14. Guelph & Goderich Railway Part I
  15. Guelph & Goderich Railway Part II
  16. Kingston & Pembroke Railway 1874 first loco and last batch of rails delivered
  17. Kingston & Pembroke Railway 1874 explosion at Harrowsmith 
  18. Lindsay, Bobcaygeon & Pontypool Railway Part I
  19. Lindsay, Bobcaygeon & Pontypool Railway Part II 
  20. Lindsay, Bobcaygeon & Pontypool Railway Part III
  21. Lindsay, Bobcaygeon & Pontypool Railway Part IV 
  22. St. Mary's & Western Ontario Railway 
  23. Tillsonburg, Lake Erie & Pacific Railway Part I
  24. Tillsonburg, Lake Erie & Pacific Railway Part II
  25. Tillsonburg, Lake Erie & Pacific Railway Part III
  26. Tillsonburg, Lake Erie & Pacific Railway Part IV
  27. Tillsonburg, Lake Erie & Pacific Railway addendum
  28. Walkerton & Lucknow Railway 

CPR Divisions, Lines and Branches - Other

  1. Mattawa Angliers service
  2. Montreal - Ottawa 
  3. La Salle Loop Line
  4. CPR-QCR Sherbrooke and Quebec Extension Railway 
  5. Sherbrooke Division -  Sherbrooke Daily Record Part I
  6. Sherbrooke Division - Sherbrooke Daily Record Part II
  7. Sherbrooke Division - Sherbrooke Daily Record Part III
  8. Don Valley (Toronto) line
  9. Cavalier County Railway (into North Dakota)
     

Esquimalt & Nanaimo Railway

  1. Esquimalt & Nanaimo Railway Part I
  2. Esquimalt & Nanaimo Railway Part II
  3. Esquimalt & Nanaimo Railway Part III
  4. Esquimalt & Nanaimo Railway Part IV
  5. Esquimalt & Nanaimo Railway Part V
  6. Esquimalt & Nanaimo Railway Part VI
  7. Esquimalt & Nanaimo Railway Part VII
  8. Esquimalt & Nanaimo Railway addendum

Kettle Valley Railway

  1. Kettle Valley Railway Part I
  2. Kettle Valley Railway Part II
  3. Explosion on train near Farron station kills Doukhobor leader 29 Oct 1924 
  4. Kettle Valley Railway Wooden Bridges 1935 

CPR Equipment

Motive power 
CPR gas-electric cars
CPR self-propelled cars Part I
CPR self-propelled cars Part II
First Manitoba locomotive page 1
ex-CPR Winnipeg Hydro Prairie Dog #3
CPR imported German locomotives page 55
CPR German diesel locomotive 
G-2 Pacific-type
Selkirk 2-10-4 
F1a 4-4-4
S-1 diesels
CPR Mikado Class locomotives
CPR Royal Hudsons 

Trains
CPR 1901 Royal Train page 61
Jubilee Train 1936 (starts at page 7)

Other
CPR passenger cars 
CPR solarium passenger cars
CPR cars in Austria page 59
CPR rotary ploughs 
CPR firefighting cars, pit car, kitchen dining car
CPR 1965 list Motive power, passenger and freight cars (for locomotives see also under Motive Power above,
and under RAILWAYS: GENERAL Steam locomotives, Canadian) 
CPR 1903 coal car
CPR 1929 list freight cars
CPR 1956 list freight cars 
CPR freight cars 
CPR depressed centre flatcars
CPR water tank standard 
CPR Express trucks
CPR Piggyback service - Western Canada

Canadian Pacific Railways TERMINALS etc.
Roundhouse - standard
Angus Shops page 49
Calgary Diesel shops
Coquitlam Shops page 2
Fort William Gravity Yard  page 40
Fort William coal plant  page 66
Fort William Kaministikwia Bridge page 3
Guelph Jct. coal chute page 3
Lachine St. Lawrence Bridge
Leaside station
Montreal Park Ave station  page 27
Montreal Windsor station train shed    page 6
Montreal Windsor station by Omer Lavallée page 3
Montreal Windsor station page 42
Montreal St. Luc Yard Part I
Montreal St. Luc Yard Part II
North Bay Shops page 2
Ogden Shops page 7
Port Arthur and Fort William Terminal CPR GTP CNoR 
Rogers Pass tunnel   page 12
Saint John NB union station  page 23
Saint John NB Cantilever Bridge
Stations, modern 1947
Sutton, Que. Coal chute page 3
Toronto North station
Toronto John Street Terminal 
Toronto John Street Engine Terminal
Vancouver station (new 1914)  page 16
Vancouver terminal   page 5 
CPR Vancouver Tunnel Part I page 1
Vancouver Tunnel Part II page 57
Winnipeg Terminal page 46

CPR Wrecks

  1. 1880s Wrecks 
  2. Lachine Canal 20 Nov 1887
  3. Galt Bridge Jan 1900 
  4. 1901 Guelph Junction
  5. 1901 Lytton BC Fraser Canyon
  6. 1903 Islington, Ont.
  7. 1904 Missanabic Algoma Fort William derailment
  8. 1904 Sand Point (Arnprior) head on collision
  9. 1904 Sherbrooke QC collision CPR and B&M
  10. 1906 Azilda Sudbury head on collision, defective brakes 
  11. 1907 Part 1 Horseshoe Curve Wreck
  12. 1907 Part 2 Horseshoe Curve Wreck
  13. 1907 Part 3 Horseshoe Curve Wreck
  14. 1907 Part 4 Horseshoe Curve Wreck 
  15. Runaway train Rogers Pass 12 Oct 1907 
  16. Eastman Trestle 1 Nov 1907
  17. Lost engine on the Big Hill at the time of the Spiral Tunnel construction 1909 
  18. Rogers Pass Disaster 1910
  19. 1910 collision on the bridge at Galt; also freak accident kills engineer
  20. 1910 Saskatchewan Sir Wilfred Laurier's election train 
  21. 1910 Owen Sound, Ont.
  22. 1910 Webbwood derailment
  23. 1914 Bury, Quebec
  24. 1918 Lac Megantic and 1919 Milan
  25. 1918 Lac Megantic Part II
  26. Hamilton Junction 23 May 1927  
  27.                                                             - addendum 
  28. 1928 Sand Point (Arnprior) head on collision
  29. 1930 Pembroke
  30. 1933 Aug collision at Orangeville 
  31. 1933 Calumet QC broken rail
  32. North Bay 1939 and 1941
  33. Collision near Cooksville 6 Jul 1940 
  34. 1947 Mount Vernon nr. Brantford derailment snow
  35. The Galt Wreck 1956
  36. Wrecks Quebec 
  37. Wrecks southern Qebeec
  38. Wrecks Maine and Vermont
  39. Wrecks on the O&Q
  40. Wrecks in BC

Canada Southern Railway (MCR in Canada)

Dominion Atlantic Railway

  1. Digby Courier Index to clippings 1891 - 1923
  2. Digby Courier 1891 - 1904
  3. Digby Courier 1904 - 1940
  4. Halifax Herald Index to clippings 1920 - 1939
  5. Halifax Herald 1900 - 1925
  6. Halifax Herald 1925 - 1930
  7. Halifax Herald 1930 - 1940
  8. Canadian Railway & Marine World, and Digby Courier 1917
  9. Halifax Herald re DAR locomotives and other miscellaneous 
  10. Miscellaneous clippings and CR&MW 
  11. Addendum 

Esquimalt & Nanaimo Railway - see under CPR

Essex Terminal Railway

  1. Essex Terminal Railway Part I
  2. Essex Terminal Railway Part II
  3. Essex Terminal Railway Part III
  4. Essex Terminal Railway addendum I
  5. Essex Terminal Railway addendum II
  6. Essex Terminal Railway addendum III 
  7. Essex Terminal Railway addendum IV (includes the story of the stolen car load of beer)

Georgian Bay & Seaboard Railway - see under CPR

Grand Trunk Pacific

Port Arthur and Fort William Terminal CPR GTP CNoR 
GTP Prince Rupert Terminal page 12

Grand Trunk Railway:
General

(For referral to the GTR Buildings and Bridges Inventories, click on these dates: 1903 [Western Division]  1907 [all other Divisions] )

  1. Ports Montreal Portland New York, Service and High transfer charges at page 8
  2. Co-ordination with CNR 1920 (partial. For Canadian "National" read "Northern") 
  3. Oxford Democrat (Maine) - clippings 1861-62
  4. First engine into Durham, Ont. 1880 
  5. Double-tracking Toronto - Burlington 1890
  6. Time synchronization
  7. GTR engineer saves Puce village (nr. Windsor, Ont.) 

Grand Trunk Railway: Lines, branches and districts - see also under RAILWAYS: MISCELLANEOUS RAILWAYS

  1. Kingston - branch to Inner station 1858
  2. Alvinston branch 
  3. Belt Line Toronto at page 4
  4. Belt Line revived 1910
  5. Belt Line reconstruction 1910 
  6. Brantford, Norfolk & Port Burwell Ry commemoration of first sod turning 1874
  7. Buffalo, Brantford & Goderich RR Frank N. Walker centenary article
  8. Buffalo, Brantford & Goderich RR Part I
  9. Buffalo, Brantford & Goderich RR Part II 
  10. Fort Erie Ferry Co. 1913 pp 25 and 26
  11. Galt - Berlin branch (Dutch Mail)
  12. Grand Trunk Railway in Quebec and the St. Lawrence & Atlantic Railway
  13. Grand Trunk Railway in Quebec and the St. Lawrence & Atlantic Railway 
  14. Grand Trunk Railway "The Corridor" Montreal to Toronto 
  15. Kingscourt cut-off
  16. Midland Terminal (Simcoe) Railway (via Wyebridge) Ontario
  17. Midland Terminal (Simcoe) Railway addendum
  18. Midland cut-off Tiny to Birch (Wyebridge) 
  19. Port Dover & Lake Huron Railway Part I
  20. Port Dover & Lake Huron Railway Part II
  21. Port Whitby & Port Perry Railway loco seized at Customs no date
  22. St. Lawrence & Atlantic RR - the Krieghoff Connection
  23. Sherbrooke, Que - Sherbrooke Daily Record Part I
  24. Sherbrooke, Que - Sherbrooke Daily Record Part II
  25. Sherbrooke, Que - Sherbrooke Daily Record Part III 
  26. Southern New England Railway Part I
  27. Southern New England Railway Part II 
  28. Southern New England Railway Part III
  29. Toronto to Sarnia clippings 
  30. Toronto Grade Separation 1913 
  31. Waterloo Jct. Railway - Elmira branch 
  32. Whitby, Port Perry & Lindsay Railway Part I
  33. Whitby, Port Perry & Lindsay Railway Part II 

Grand Trunk Railway: Equipment and Trains

  1. Locomotive Development 
  2. Locomotive Data
  3. Passenger and Freight Car inventory 1879
  4. 1914 Equipment purchases
  5. Mogul Locomotives from the Panama Canal 
  6. The International Limited at page 5
  7. Official Car "the Canada"
  8. The Seaside and White Mountains Special 
  9. New equipment - Middle Division
  10. general inspection car 1915

Grand Trunk Railway: Terminals and stations, etc.

  1. Wellington Street bridge, Montreal
  2. Montreal Bonaventure station fire 1916
  3. Ottawa terminal 1911 page 34
  4. Kingston Mills (Kingston) bridge replacement 1904
  5. Stratford Shops
  6. Stratford Ont station 
  7. Toronto Terminals 1889 
  8. Toronto - third union station
  9. Toronto Union Station 1890 - review to date
  10. Paris - views 
  11. Sarnia Tunnel station 
  12. Belleville coal chutes burned 1927

Grand Trunk Railway - Wrecks
(Also please check below under GTR-CNR "combo file"; and under the GWR-GTR-CNR "combo files" under GWR.)

  1. Wrecks (mostly between Toronto and Sarnia)
  2. Wrecks (Montreal to Portland) 
  3. Wrecks 1857 to 1920 (various)
  4. 1870 Brighton page 3
  5. 1870 Brighton
  6. 1870 Richmond Que
  7. 1870 Dangers (nr. Brighton) page 6
  8. 1871 Widder - Thedford
  9. 1872 Shannonville
  10. 1873 Grafton page 4
  11. 1873 Iroquois  page 2
  12. 1873 Iroquois
  13. 1878 Toronto - Dundas St. bridge Part I
  14. 1878 Toronto - Dundas St. bridge Part II
  15. 1878 Camlachie - Sarnia collision
  16. 1878 Morrisburg 
  17. 1878 Sarnia pp 23 and 24
  18. 1879 Brampton
  19. 1884 Sunnyside - Dummy Smash or Humber Wreck 1912 - grade separation 
  20. 1884 Glencoe - derailment
  21. 1888 Bayview Junction (Toronto cut-off) collision 17 February 
  22. 1889 Bayview Junction The Great Bayview Jct. wreck 28 April 1889 Part I
  23. 1889 Bayview Junction - the great Bayview Jct. wreck 28 April 1889 Part II (Toronto Globe)
  24. 1889 Bayview Junction - the great Bayview Jct. wreck 28 April 1889 Part III
  25. 1889 Bayview Junction - only known picture Part IV
  26. 1889 Bayview Junction - Inquest
  27. 1889 Corbyville
  28. 1890 New Hamburg
  29. 1892 Merritton
  30. 1892 London boiler explosion engine #885 
  31. 1894 Millbrook Fraserville page 6
  32. 1894 Millbrook
  33. 1895 Junction Cut, Hamilton Junction. Freights 422 420 418 collision 1 April
  34. 1898 Paris
  35. 1898 Trenton (Murray Hill) Part I
  36. 1898 Trenton (Murray Hill) Part II pp 40 to 47
  37. 1898 Trenton (Murray Hill) Part III
  38. 1898 Barton St. bridge Hamilton page 2
  39. 1898 Brontë freight cars
  40. 1898 Bowmanville p 1
  41. 1899 Coldwater p 1
  42. 1900 to 1909 Wrecks (SW Ontario) 
  43. 1900 Junction Cut, Hamilton Junction 17 October Part I
  44. 1900 Junction Cut, Hamilton Junction 17 October Part II
  45. 1900 Smelting Works switch Hamilton
  46. 1900 Madoc Junction
  47. 1900 Paris-Brantford - separated train 
  48. 1900 Madoc p 3
  49. 1900 Newcastle p 6
  50. 1901 Hamilton Wentworth Street
  51. 1901 Harrisburg
  52. 1901 Bowmanville p 4
  53. 1901 Mimico
  54. 1901 Toronto Eastern Avenue Part I
  55. 1901 Toronto Eastern Avenue Part II
  56. 1901 St. Anne's QC. International Ltd freight cars on track pp 4 and 5
  57. 1901 Petersburg
  58. 1902 Port Credit
  59. 1902 Elmira branch wreck 
  60. 1902 Hamilton collision junction of Port Dover branch and former GWR main line pp 4 to 10
  61. 1903 Kingston - collision two freight trains 
  62. 1903 Guelph 
  63. 1903 Oakville two freight trains collide
  64. 1903 Port Hope (Newtonville) Part I
  65. 1903 Port Hope (Newtonville) Part II
  66. 1903 Whitby Junction
  67. 1904 Port Hope - derailment in yard 
  68. 1904 Gravenhurst - collision with gravel train 
  69. East London yards
  70. Paris collision
  71. 1904 Owen Sound - runaway train 
  72. 1904 Harrisburg p 8
  73. 1904 Merritton Nov 15 Part I p 12
  74. 1904 Merritton Nov 15 Part II
  75. 1906 Brantford
  76. 1906 Copetown
  77. 1906 Toronto
  78. 1906 Toronto Union station derailment
  79. 1906 London - collision with streetcar 
  80. 1906 Brantford yard
  81. 1907 Novar 
  82. 1907 Bayview Junction, Hamilton
  83. 1908 Guelph (6 miles north of, Keating's Farm)
  84. 1911 Komoka - head-on collision 
  85. 1911 Kinburn (east of Arnprior) pp 19 and 20
  86. 1911 GTR #638 into Welland Canal 
  87. 1912 to 1920 Wrecks (SW Ontario)
  88. 1912 Bayview Junction - boiler explosion  engine #1913 
  89. 1913, March 4 - five wrecks in one day - Guelph - Port Colborne - "near Toronto" - Belleville - Cayuga
  90. 1913 Burlington - head-on collision downtown  
  91. 1913 Dundas
  92. 1913 Runaway engine, Toronto station Part I
  93. 1913 Runaway engine, Toronto station Part II 
  94. 1913 Wyoming - collision 
  95. 1913 Dundas
  96. 1914 Bronte - peculiar accident - piece of coal bouncing to and fro between two passing trains
  97. 1917 Ravensworth Depot Harbour 
  98. 1917 Stoney Creek collision express and freight page 2 
  99. 1920 St. Catharines page 6
  100. no date Toronto Muskoka Express

Grand Trunk Railway GTR-CNR "combo files".
(Note: These files mostly record wrecks of all types, but also contain other material.
They are not in chronological or company order.)

  1. Between Toronto and Hamilton
  2. Danforth (York)

Grand Trunk Western

  1. Part I
  2. Part II
  3. Part III
  4. Part IV
  5. Part V
  6. Part VI  
  7. Part VII 
  8. Part VIII Sarnia Observer
  9. Part IX Windsor Evening Record
  10. Part X Chicago & Western Indiana RR
  11. Part XI Durand MI wreck
  12. Battle Creek MI Shops page 25
  13. Introduction of Diesel-electric F3 locomotive 1947 see P. 4  
  14. Wrecks US Department of Transport Reports

Great Northern Railway in Canada (see also Great Northern Railway below)

  1. Diary I
  2. Diary II
  3. Diary III
  4. Diary IV
  5. Diary V
  6. Diary VI 
  7. Diary VII
  8. Diary VIII (Northern Pacific Ry locomotives)
  9. Diary IX GNR in Canada Wrecks and Collisions 
  10. Diary X GNR in Canada wrecks and various 
  11. Diary XI 
  12. Diary XII 
  13. Diary XIII 
  14. Vancouver tunnel page 47 
  15. GNR in Canada and the CNoR
  16. 1909 Wreck - Japanese labourers

Great Northern Railway

  1. Diary I
  2. Diary II
  3. Diary III 
  4. History recounted by J.J. Hill

Great Western Railway

  1. 1853 branch to Port Ontario
  2. Mechanical Dept report (partial) and AGM report 1854
  3. Locomotive Data 
  4. Denunciation of Mr. Brydges, Brantford Expositor 1854
  5. Progress on the Komoka to Sarnia line 1856
  6. Call for tenders on the Eastern Division 1856
  7. Locomotives, report on, 1857
  8. Employee timetable 1867 
  9. Great Western Railway - Toronto Junction, Junction Cut, Bayview Junction
  10. Great Western Railway - Hamilton to Toronto
  11. Great Western Railway - Hamilton to Niagara Falls
  12. Great Western Railway - Bayview
  13. Great Western Railway - Exit the GWR Part I
  14. Great Western Railway - Exit the GWR Part II
  15. GWR to raise height of bridges
  16. closure ex GWR station London 1935 

Great Western Railway GWR-GTR-CNR "combo files".
(Note: These files mostly record wrecks of all types, but also contain other material.
They are not in chronological or company order.)

  1. Toronto to Hamilton Part I
  2. Toronto to Hamilton Part II
  3. Hamilton and area, Sarnia to London
  4. Stoney Creek, Winona, Jordan, Beamsville (also GWR opening between Hamilton and Niagara Falls 1853, Stoney Creek station fire).
  5. Merritton and area
  6. Niagara area
  7. Hamilton to the West Part I
  8. Hamilton to the West Part II
  9. Woodstock to Brantford area
  10. SW Ontario area (includes  GWR Clifton stn and Niagara suspension bridge)
  11. Sarnia area
  12. Miscellaneous

 Great Western Railway Wrecks
Note: Wrecks may also be included under the other GWR  files above.

  1. Great Western Railway Accident Commission 1854 
  2. Wrecks 1854 to 1877 
  3. Wrecks 1856 to 1874
  4. Copetown wrecks 
  5. 1871 Wellington Square, conductor killed coupling accident
  6. 1872 Beamsville Part I
  7. 1872 Beamsville Part II page 31
  8. 1873 Stoney Creek
  9. 1873 St. Catharines page 4
  10. 1873 Welland Canal page 3
  11. 1878 Winona 
  12. 1878 Hamilton pp 21 and 22

GWR Airline - see under Wabash (Canada) below.

Halifax & Southwestern Railway

  1. Halifax & Southwestern Railway Part I
  2. Halifax & Southwestern Railway Part II
  3. Halifax & Southwestern Railway Part III
  4. Halifax & Southwestern Railway Part IV
  5. Halifax & Southwestern Railway Part V
  6. Halifax & Southwestern Railway Part VI
  7. Halifax & Southwestern Railway Part VII
  8. Halifax & Southwestern Railway Part VIII
  9. Halifax & Southwestern Railway - addendum I
  10. Halifax & Southwestern Railway - addendum II

Hamilton & Lake Erie Railway

  1. 1855 - 1870
  2. 1872 (Jan to Jun)
  3. 1872 (Jul to Oct) "Lucy Turner" arrives
  4. 1872 (Nov) Special Gen Meeting, Completion of WG&B to Southampton
  5. 1873 (Feb to Apr)
  6. 1873 (May Part 1)
  7. 1873 (May Part 2)
  8. 1873 (Jun to Aug)
  9. 1873 (Sep Part 1) Note: Much of Sep deals with the opening of the H&LE to Jarvis
  10. 1873 (Sep Part 2)
  11. 1873 (Sep Part 3) Hamilton Spectator 19 Sep Opening to Jarvis 
  12. 1873 (Sep Part 4)
  13. 1873 (Oct)
  14. 1873 (Dec) to 1874 (Feb)
  15. 1874 (Apr to Jul)
  16. 1874 (May 20 - Chief Engineer's Report)
  17. 1874 (Aug to Oct)
  18. 1875

Hamilton & North Western Railway

  1. 1873 June 19, possible routing via Orangeville
  2. 1873, 1875 (Jan to Jul Part 1)
  3. 1875 (Jul Part 2)
  4. 1875 (Aug)
  5. 1875 (Oct to Dec)
  6. 1876 (Jan to Apr)
  7. 1876 (May) Burlington swing-bridge issues etc.
  8. 1876 (Jun)
  9. 1876 (Sep to Dec)
  10. 1877 (Jan) Opening of Burlington swing-bridge - out to Georgetown
  11. 1877 (Feb to Apr)
  12. 1877 (May) Annual General meeting, Engineer's Report, trains on the Beach 
  13. 1877 (Jun to Dec) trains to Barrie
  14. 1878 (Jan to Feb)
  15. 1878 March 2 article re the Julia M. Collier locomotive, courtesy Tom Luton
  16. 1878 April 15 extension to Port Dover - two new locomotives "Collingwood" and "Barrie", courtesy Tom Luton  
  17. 1878 (May) completion to Port Dover - Beach trains
  18. 1878 (Jul to Sep)
  19. 1878 (Oct)
  20. 1878 (Nov, Dec) 
  21. 1878 to 1880 and N&NW Div 1892 to 1912
  22. 1879 (Jan, Feb)
  23. 1879 (Mar)
  24. 1879 (Apr)
  25. 1879 (May Part 1) 
  26. 1879 (May Part 2) Hamilton Spectator Report on the merger of the H&NW with the NRC
  27. 1879 May 24 Duntroon sinkhole 
  28. 1879 (Jun, Jul)
  29. 1879 (Aug, Sep)
  30. 1879 (Oct)
  31. 1879 (Oct 30 Hamilton Spectator on the N&NW)
  32. 1879 (Nov, Dec)
  33. 1880 (Jan to Jun)
  34. 1880 (Jul to Dec)
  35. 1881 article re H&NW Engineering
  36. 1881 (Jan, Feb)
  37. 1881 (Apr)
  38. 1881 (Apr) Inquest accident at Perkins' Switch Barrie 
  39. 1881 (May)
  40. 1881 (Jun)
  41. 1881 (Jul)
  42. 1881 (Aug, Sep)
  43. 1881 (Oct to Dec)
  44. 1882
  45. 1883
  46. 1884
  47. 1885 1886
  48. 1887
  49. 1888
  50. 1890
  51. 1891 Other than the coal train disaster at the Burlington Canal
  52. 1891 The coal train disaster at the Burlington Canal Aug, Sep
  53. 1892, 1893
  54. 1907
  55. 1908
  56. 1909 1911 1913
  57. 1917 1919 (1917 includes Barton St. freight shed fire and collision at King St. station with streetcar)
  58. 1920 1927 1929 1930 1931 1932 1940 1941 
  59. 1937 derailment near Hagersville
  60. 1947 1953

     (For completeness, click here for Charles Cooper's own newspaper research on the H&LE and H&NW, by newspaper)

International of Maine

Intercolonial Railway

  1. ICR Steam Motor Car 
  2. ICR Car Ferry "Scotia" 
  3. ICR Moncton Shops page 31
  4. Derby Jct. diversion 

Kettle Valley Railway - see under CPR

Michigan Central Railway in Canada (CSR)

  1. Supplementary Vol 2   1922 to 1938
  2. Supplementary Vol 3a 1939 to 1944
  3. Supplementary Vol 3b 1945 to 1946
  4. Supplementary Vol 3c 1947 to 1952  
  5. Detroit River Tunnel

Midland Railway System (former)

  1. Midland Railway System (former) Part I
  2. Midland Railway System (former) Part II


National Transcontinental Railway

  1. The building of - Toronto Globe 1907
  2. Part I
  3. Part II
  4. Part III 
  5. Part IV
  6. Part V Champlain
  7. Part VI Quebec
  8. Part VII St. Malo
  9. Part VIII Otto Perry Collection 
  10. Part IX incl. Cap Rouge viaduct 
  11. St. Lawrence Car Ferry page 6
  12. Quebec City Champlain Market Station
  13. Quebec City St. Malo Shops
  14. Locomotive Roster NTR and CGR with files from Don McQueen
  15. Winnipeg shops ex NTR page 28
  16. Edmunston NB Wreck 1 January 1919  

New Brunswick Railway 

Newfoundland Railway

  1. Diary I
  2. Diary II 
  3. Diary III
  4. Diary IV 
  5. Diary V 
  6. Diary VI 
  7. Diary VII 
  8. Diary VIII 
  9. Diary IX 
  10. Diary X
  11. Into the CNR 1949
  12. Locomotives (Donald R. McQueen)
  13. Addendum I 
  14. Addendum II 
  15. Addendum III

Northern Pacific Railway in Canada

Northern Railway of Canada - General Diary 

  1. General notes - Toronto to Collingwood/Barrie
  2. General Notes - Extension to North Bay
  3. Reminiscences of John Harvie 1906 at page 47
  4. NRC return 1880
  5. NPJ return 1886
  6. Locomotives - general
  7. newsclippings - no date
  8. newsclippings 1850s to 1870s
  9. 1873 addendum - accident nr. Thornhill 
  10. newsclippings 1880 - 1881
  11. newsclippings 1882 - 1889
  12. newsclippings 1906 - 1917
  13. newsclippings 1922 - 1929
  14. newsclippings 1931 - 1951
  15. Bell Ewart branch map
  16. Flos Tramway map 
  17. Camp Borden map       

 North Grey Railway

  1. Abstracts and articles
  2. Newsclippings

Ontario Northland Railway

  1. North Bay Nugget 1925 to 1940
  2. North Bay Nugget 1940 to 1950
  3. Ontario Sessional Papers 1903 to 1908
  4. Ontario Sessional Papers 1909 to 1913
  5. Ontario Sessional Papers 1914 to 1918
  6. Ontario Sessional Papers 1919 to 1923
  7. Canadian Railway & Marine World and Canadian Transportation
  8. Canadian Transportation and misc news clippings
  9. Wrecks and collisions Part 1
  10. Wrecks and collisions Part 2
  11. Fishcar
  12. Miscellaneous 1
  13. Miscellaneous 2
  14. Painting and Lettering Guide
  15. Abitibi Pulp & Paper
  16. Correspondence Frank Vollhardt, Jr.

Pacific Great Eastern Railway

Part I - Part II - Part III - Part IV - Part V - Part VI - Part VII - Part VIII - Part IX - Part X - Part XI - Part XII - Part XIII - Part XIV - Part XV
(1940) - Part XVI (abandonment North Vancouver to Whytecliff) - Part XVII (Howe Sound Pemberton & Northern Ry)

Père Marquette RR (Canada)

a) Vol I Typed notes from the Windsor Evening Record

  1. 1902-1932
  2. 1933-1940
  3. 1941-1945
  4. 1946-1952
  5. Locomotive rosters and info

b) Vol II - Newspaper Clippings

  1. 1903-1907
  2. 1908-1914
  3. 1917-1929
  4. 1933-1946
  5. 1947 Acquired by the C&O.
  6. 1948-1966

Prince Edward Island Railway

 Part I - Part II - Part III - Part IV - Part V - Part VI

Quebec Central Railway

The Story of the QCR by Marc D. Carette (1985) [en français]

Diaries

  1. Carl's QCR Diary Part I
  2. Carl's QCR Diary Part II
  3. Carl's QCR Diary Part III
  4. Carl's QCR Diary Part IV
  5. Carl's QCR Diary Part V
  6. Carl's QCR Diary Part VI
  7. Carl`s QCR Diary Sherbrooke Daily Record 1912 
  8. Carl's QCR Diary Sherbrooke Daily Record 1913 to 1916 Part I
  9. Carl's QCR Diary Sherbrooke Daily Record 1913 to 1916 Part II
  10. Carl's QCR Diary Sherbrooke Daily Record 1917 

Massawippi Valley Railway

  1. Massawippi Valley Railway Part I
  2. Massawippi Valley Railway Part II
  3. Massawippi Valley Railway and its lease to the Connecticut & Passumpsic Rivers RR 
  4. Massawippi Valley Railway and the CPR in Vermont

QCR and the Quebec Boston line

  1. The Quebec Central Railway, the Quebec Boston Line 
  2. Boston & Maine (QCR) newspaper clippings 

Stations, Terminals and Equipment

  1. Stations and Terminals
  2. Passenger Cars 
  3. Passenger Car addendum
  4. Freight cars
  5. Rollingstock
  6. Newington Shops  

Accidents

  1. Accident Reports 
  2. 1935 January 25 St. George accident
  3. 1936 Sept 29 Chaudière Sub collision with truck
  4. 1937 Thetford Mines trespasser killed
  5. 1955 December 24 Tring Junction wreck

Miscellaneous

  1. Transportation Company
  2. Industrial Railways 
  3. 1877 Inspection Train
  4. 1891 Jack Tar Special Train
  5. Theodore Roosevelt over the QCR September 27, 1915
  6. The Chaudière River Flood - 1917
  7. Franklin D. Roosevelt over the QCR July 31, 1936
  8. QCR in the movies

Quebec Eastern Townships early railways
Quebec Eastern Townships Sherbrooke Daily Record


Quebec North Shore & Labrador Railway
 

  1. Part I
  2. Part II 
  3. Part III

Quebec & Lake St. John Railway

  1. Diary I
  2. Diary II
  3. Diary III
  4. Diary IV
  5. Diary V Canadian Northern Quebec
  6. Diary VI Great Northern Railway of Canada
  7. Diary VII G.R. Stevens and Quebec Sessional Papers 
  8. Diary VIII 
  9. Diary IX
  10. Locomotives (with files from Don McQueen)
  11. Accidents and Collisions 

RAILWAYS: ACCIDENTS - GENERAL
Accidents are also listed under the various companies. 
Also please check under the GTR-CNR "combo files" under GTR, and under GWR-GTR-CNR "combo files" under GWR.

  1. Accidents: Collisions, Derailments, Boiler Explosions - as reported to the Railway Commission 
  2. - addendum Statement showing derailments with personal injury year ending Dec 31, 1920 (p 112)
  3. 1907 report on railway accidents CRMW 
  4. Train wrecks Ottawa area by Colin Churcher  
  5. Boston & Maine  RR Wrecks  
  6. Sault Canal bridge collapse 7 October 1941

RAILWAYS: ELECTRIC (Suburban/Radial/Municipal) 

  1. Horse tram cars - treatment of horses
  2. Aroostook Valley Railroad 
  3. Belleville Traction Company
  4. Berlin & Waterloo Street Railway
  5. BC Electric Railway
  6. BC Electric Railway - addendum 
  7. BC Electric Railway - two car trains
  8. Brantford & Hamilton Railway
  9. Cape Breton Tramways
  10. Chateauguay & Northern Ry 
  11. CNE, Toronto, Ont. - First electric train
  12. Cornwall Street Railway - last trip 1948
  13. Electric Railways, Ontario - Niagara, St. Catharine's &Toronto, Essex District, TSR opened, Toronto & York District  Diary I
  14. Electric Railways Diary II 
  15. Electric Railways Diary III Hydro Electric Commission of Ontario Electric Locomotives
  16. Essex District Railways - Ontario Hydro Commission Reports (also see the Windsor Essex Lakeshore Railway)
  17. Essex District Railways - Hydro Electric Commission of Ontario page 29  
  18. Essex District Railways - Windsor Evening Record (also see the Windsor Essex Lakeshore Railway)
  19. Fort Erie Railway & Ferry Co.
  20. Grand River Railway Part I
  21. Grand River Railway Part II
  22. Grand River Railway addendum AGM 1943
  23. Hamilton, Grimsby & Beamsville Railway
  24. Hamilton Radial Railways page 2
  25. Hamilton Radial Electric Railway 
  26. Hamilton Radial Electric Railway reaches Burlington 1897
  27. Hamilton Radial Electric Railway - new Burlington station
  28. Hamilton Street and Radial Railways (for accident on Burlington St. 1916, click here. For 1917 GTR collision at King St. Stn, see under H&NW below)
  29. Hamilton, Grimsby & Beamsville, Hamilton & Dundas Street, Hamilton Radial Electric Railways, raising TH&B tracks 
  30. Hamilton & Dundas Railway - agreement with TH&B 
  31. HEPC Ontario Electric Locomotives
  32. Hull Electric Railway Part I
  33. Hull Electric Railway Part II
  34. Hull Electric Railway Part III
  35. Hull Electric Railway accidents by Colin Churcher
  36. Kingston Electric Railway
  37. Lacombe & Blindman Valley Electric Railway - later the Lacombe & Northwestern Railway
  38. Lake Erie & Northern Railway Part I
  39. Lake Erie & Northern Railway Part II   
  40. LE&N addendum I electrification
  41. LE&N addendum II extension Brantford to Simcoe 
  42. LE&N addendum III suspension of construction 
  43. LE&N addendum IV AGM 1943
  44. LE&N addendum V Car 797 goes to Rail City NY 1956 
  45. London & Port Stanley Railway Part I
  46. London & Port Stanley Railway Part II
  47. London & Port Stanley Railway car barn
  48. London & Port Stanley Railway explosion 1924
  49. Montreal Harbour Commission Electric Locomotives 
  50. Montreal & Southern Counties - Sherbrooke Daily Record Part I
  51. Montreal & Southern Counties - Sherbrooke Daily Record Part II
  52. Montreal Tramways Terminal 
  53. Montreal Tramways steel stores car 1923
  54. Montreal Tramways articulated streetcar
  55. Niagara Falls Park & River (International) Railway - accident July 1915
  56. Niagara, St. Catharine's & Toronto Railway Part I page 27
  57. Niagara, St. Catharine's & Toronto Railway Part II page 47
  58. North Yonge Railways Part I
  59. North Yonge Railways Part II 
  60. North Yonge Railways Part III
  61. North Yonge Railways Part IV 
  62. North Yonge Railways Part V includes route map
  63. North Yonge Railways 1907 Glenwood Ave accident 
  64. Ontario West Shore Railway
  65. Oshawa Electric Railway Part I
  66. Oshawa Electric Railway Part II
  67. Oshawa Electric Railway and the Toronto Eastern Railway
  68. Peterborough Radial Railway
  69. Pictou County Electric Company 
  70. Port Arthur & Fort William Electric Railway p 14
  71. Regina Municipal Railway Investigation
  72. Sandwich, Amherstburg & Windsor Railway
  73. Schomberg & Aurora Railway Part I
  74. Schomberg & Aurora Railway Part II
  75. Schomberg & Aurora Railway Part III
  76. Schomberg & Aurora Railway Part IV
  77. Schomberg & Aurora Railway electrification
  78. Shawinigan Falls Terminal Railway     addendum 
  79. Sherbrooke Railway & Power Co.
  80. Sherbrooke Street Railway Part I
  81. Sherbrooke Street Railway Part II 
  82. Sherbrooke Street Railway 1912
  83. Sherbrooke Street Railway 1913-1914
  84. Sherbrooke Street Railway 1929-1934 
  85. Street Railways, Canadian, Development of (R&SW 1901)
  86. Three Rivers Traction Part I
  87. Three Rivers Traction Part II
  88. Toronto & York Radial Railway Part I
  89. Toronto & York Radial Railway Part II
  90. Toronto & York Radial Railway Part III page 53
  91. Toronto & York Radial Railway - Terminals  page 31
  92. Toronto & York Radial Railway - accident Richmond Hill page 33
  93. Toronto & York Railway interurban cars 
  94. Toronto Eastern Railway
  95. Toronto Railway Co. - rights on Yonge Street 
  96. Toronto Suburban Railway opened page 30
  97. Toronto Suburban Railway Part I
  98. Toronto Suburban Railway Part II page 42
  99. Toronto Suburban Railway 1929 collision with motor car Cox family
  100. Toronto Transportation Commission - Early subway proposals
  101. Toronto Transportation Commission - streetcar order 1922
  102. Toronto Transportation Commission Hillcrest Shops 1924 
  103. Toronto Transit Commission subway excavation 1949
  104. Toronto Transit Commission - subway 1951 to 1953
  105. Toronto Transit Commission - subway 1954 to 1957
  106. Toronto Transit Commission 1967
  107. Toronto Transportation Commission Roncesvalles Car House 
  108. Waterloo & Wellington Railway
  109. Windsor Essex Lakeshore Railway Part I - newspapers
  110. Windsor Essex Lakeshore Railway Part II - 1907 to 1924
  111. Windsor Essex Lakeshore Railway Part III - 1924 to 1939
  112. Windsor Essex Lakeshore Railway Part IV
  113. Winnipeg Selkirk & Lake Winnipeg Railway
  114. Woodstock, Thames Valley & Ingersoll Railway
  115. Yarmouth Street Railway 

RAILWAYS: EMPLOYEES (CRMW = Canadian Railway & Marine World [publication])

  1. 1901 CRMW Promotions, transfers, etc.
  2. 1903 CRMW Promotions, transfers, etc.
  3. 1904 CRMW Promotions, transfers, etc.
  4. 1905 CRMW Promotions, transfers, etc.
  5. 1906 CRMW Promotions, transfers, etc. 
  6. 1907 CRMW Promotions, transfers, etc.
  7. 1908 CRMW Mainly About People
  8. 1909 CRMW Mainly About People
  9. 1910 CRMW Mainly about People
  10. 1908 - 1925 CRMW Index: Transfers, Promotions, etc
  11. 1926 - 1936 CRMW Index: Transfers, Promotions, etc.
  12. Biography Allan, G.W. engineer GTR (select the relevant pages)
  13. Biography Clark, Alex, engineer NRC
  14. Biography Fennell, Michael, engineer NRC 
  15. WWI Canadian railway men 
  16. WWI Canadian railway troops

RAILWAYS: GENERAL

  1. Abandonments 1920 - 1930s (see also under CNR and CPR)
  2. Big Depression 1935 Strikers' Train Regina to Ottawa  
  3. By Rail to London (Ontario) - Article - Douglas N W Smith nd
  4. California State Railroad Museum - Resource for timetables, images, etc. 
  5. Camp Borden Railways CPR and GTR
  6. Canadian handrail requirements locomotives
  7. Dundee-built Locomotives R&LHS Bulletin #149 Omer Lavallée 
  8. Eaton's miniature trains CPR and CNR
  9. Galt, Ont. Agreement on Interconnection of Tracks GTR CPR etc 
  10. GM Diesel Div. London plant
  11. Governor General new cars 1928
  12. Gunn, Daniel C. - Locomotive builder, Hamilton, Ont. 
  13. Halifax Explosion 1917
  14. Hollinger Mine Disaster and a CNR relief train speed record 
  15. Kingston Locomotive & Engine Company - report re closure 1900 (partial)
  16. Movie: The 49th Parallel - the climax at the Niagara Suspension bridge - the true version
  17. Ownership, Public or Private, a Paper 1916
  18. Piggyback operations 
  19. Phoenix Foundry, Saint John NB (locomotives built by) 
  20. Policy on Railways, Prime Minister Borden 
  21. Quebec bridge test  1918
  22. Ronald Reagan at Toronto Union Station 18 Nov 1948 
  23. Royal Train 1951 
  24. Self-propelled cars on Canadian steam railways (see also under CPR)  Part I
  25. Self-propelled cars on Canadian steam railways (see also under CPR)  Part II
  26. Steam Locomotives, Canadian 
  27. Steam Locomotives for Russia France India 
  28. Toronto Globe newspaper delivery express train Toronto Globe Part I
  29. Toronto Globe newspaper delivery express train Globe & Mail Part II  
  30. Toronto Globe newspaper delivery express train The Flying Post Part III
  31. Toronto Globe newspaper delivery express train Part IV pp 1-2, 8-17
  32. Toronto Globe newspaper delivery express train  Part V - the end
  33. "Underground Railroad" and a real Canadian Railway, Canadian Rail #481 March-April 2001
  34. Winnipeg Strike 1917
  35. WWI Coal and Motive Power Crisis 1917 
  36. WWI Canadian railway men
  37. WWI Rails to France GTP NTR CNoR
  38. WWII Churchill and Roosevelt in Canada Part I
  39. WWII Churchill and Roosevelt in Canada Part II

RAILWAYS: MISCELLANEOUS RAILWAYS

  1. Abitibi Transportation & Navigation Co. 
  2. Alberta & Great Waterways Railway
  3. Albion Coal Road and the "Sampson"
  4. Alma & Jonquière Railway Part I
  5. Alma & Jonquière Railway Part II
  6. Aroostook Valley RR
  7. Atlantic & Lake Superior Railway 
  8. Blind River Transportation Company Part I
  9. Blind River Transportation Company Part II
  10. Boston & Maine RR 1910 Locomotive engineers and firemen seniority, also agencies
  11. Boston & Maine RR - Sherbrooke Daily Record Part I
  12. Boston & Maine in Canada Sherbrooke Daily Record Part II
  13. Boston & Maine in Canada Sherbrooke Daily Record Part III
  14. Brockville, Westport & North Western Ry
  15. Brantford, Norfolk & Port Burwell Ry and railways around Brantford 
  16. Brantford, Norfolk & Port Burwell Ry Part II 
  17. British Columbia logging and mining railways
  18. Bruce Mines & Algoma Railway 
  19. Buffalo, Brantford & Goderich Railway
  20. Buffalo, Rochester & Pittsburgh 
  21. Burrard Inlet Tunnel & Bridge Co. Part I
  22. Burrard Inlet Tunnel & Bridge Co. Part II
  23. Burrard Inlet Tunnel & Bridge Co. addendum 
  24. Camp Borden
  25. Canada Atlantic Railway 
  26. Canadian Atlantic Ry attempted purchase by the Rutland RR 1902
  27. Canada & Gulf Terminal Railway Part I
  28. Canada & Gulf Terminal Railway Part II
  29. Catskill Mountain Railway and the engine built by Henry Ford 
  30. Central Vermont in Quebec Sherbrooke Daily Record
  31. Central Vermont Railway - flood 1927
  32. Champlain & St. Lawrence RR "Some Accounts About Canada's First Railway" Canadian Rail #463 March-April 1998
  33. Chicago, Burlington & Quincy RR and the Burlington Zephyr in Canada 1934
  34. Colchester Coal & Ry Co 
  35. Cuba Railways built by Sir William Van Horne Part I
  36. Cuba Railways built by Sir William Van Horne Part II
  37. Cuba Railways built by Sir William van Horne Part III
  38. Cumberland Railway & Coal Co.
  39. Duluth, Winnipeg & Pacific Railway
  40. Eastern British Columbia Railway
  41. Finch Pruyn & Co. Lumber Company, Quebec
  42. Flos Tramway
  43. Fort Erie Ferry Railway Part I
  44. Fort Erie Ferry Railway Part II
  45. Fort Erie Ferry Railway Part III
  46. Fort Erie Ferry & Ry Co change of name 
  47. Fort Erie Quarry Railways
  48. Fredericton & Grand Lake Coal and Railway Part I
  49. Fredericton & Grand Lake Coal and Railway Part II
  50. Gulf Pulp & Paper Co.
  51. Hereford Railway 
  52. Hudson Bay Railway Part I
  53. Hudson Bay Railway Part II
  54. Hudson Bay Railway Part III
  55. Hudson Bay Railway Part IV
  56. Hudson Bay Railway Part V
  57. Hudson Bay Railway Part VI the disappearance of CNR #417 in Armstrong Lake 1915
  58. Hudson Bay Railway Part VII
  59. Hudson Bay Railway Part VIII Port of Churchill
  60. Hudson Bay Railway - addendum
  61. Hudson Bay Railway Snowball Express 
  62. Huntsville & Lake of Bays Railway 
  63. Huntsville & Lake of Bays Railway - addendum 
  64. International Railway of New Brunswick Part I
  65. International Railway of New Brunswick Part II
  66. International Railway of New Brunswick Part III
  67. Interprovincial & James Bay Railway
  68. Interprovincial & James Bay Railway - addendum I
  69. Interprovincial & James Bay Railway - addendum II
  70. Jamaica Government Railway Part I
  71. Jamaica Government Railway Part II
  72. Key Valley Schroeder Mills and Timber Co. Pakesley Ont. 
  73. Klondyke Mines Railway
  74. Lacombe & Northwestern Railway
  75. Lake Huron & Northern Ontario Railway Part I
  76. Lake Huron & Northern Ontario Railway Part II 
  77. Lake Huron & Northern Ontario Railway Part III
  78. Lake Huron & Northern Ontario Railway Part IV
  79. Lévis & Kennebec Railway Part I
  80. Lévis & Kennebec Railway Part II
  81. Lotbinière & Megantic Railway 
  82. Mabou & Gulf Railway
  83. Magdalen River Railway 
  84. Magdalen River Railway supplement, clippings 1907 
  85. Magnetawan River Railway
  86. Maine Central RR and the Hereford Railway
  87. Manitoba Northern Railway
  88. Mattagami Railroad, Smooth Rock, Ont.
  89. Malagash Salt Products Co., Nova Scotia 
  90. Maritime Railway & Coal Co.
  91. Montfort & Gatineau Colonization Railway
  92. Montreal & Lachine Kinmond 2-2-2 at the ROM 
  93. Morrisey, Fernie & Michel Ry self-propelled car
  94. Morrisey, Fernie & Michel Ry diesel-el loco
  95. New Brunswick Coal & Railway  Co.
  96. New Brunswick Southern Railway
  97. New Rockland Slate Quarry Railway, Quebec 
  98. New York Central, notes on  - and the opening of the MCR Windsor tunnel
  99. Nipissing Central Railway
  100. North Grey Railway and Camp Borden 
  101. Northern New Brunswick & Seaboard Railway 
  102. Orford Mountain Railway Part I
  103. Orford Mountain Railway Part II
  104. Ottawa, Northern & Western Railway
  105. Port Dover & Lake Huron Railway Part I
  106. Port Dover & Lake Huron Railway Part II
  107. Quebec & Chibougamau Railway
  108. Quebec & Gosford Railway Part I
  109. Quebec & Gosford Railway Part II
  110. Newport, Vermont, Junction of the CPR and B&M Part I (and Delson, Que)
  111. Newport, Vermont, Junction of the CPR and B&M Part II (and Daniel Willard, related items and wrecks)
  112. Nosbonsing & Nipissing Railway [with files from Colin Churcher and Doug Mackey] Part I
  113. Nosbonsing & Nipissing Railway Part II
  114. Quebec, Montreal & Southern Railway with the Delaware & Hudson 
  115. Railways of the Gaspé
  116. Railways of Southwestern Quebec Part I
  117. Railways of Southwestern Quebec Part II
  118. Restigouche & Western Railway
  119. St. Clair Tunnel Company 
  120. St. Clair Tunnel electrification 
  121. St. Lawrence & Adirondack RR (NYC's connection to Montreal)
  122. St. Lawrence & Industrie Village Railway with the "Dorchester"
  123. Schomberg & Aurora Railway Part I
  124. Schomberg & Aurora Railway Part II
  125. Schomberg & Aurora Railway Part III
  126. Schomberg & Aurora Railway  Part IV
  127. Schomberg & Aurora Railway electrification 
  128. South Norfolk Railway 
  129. Southern New England Railway Part I
  130. Southern New England Railway Part II
  131. Southern New England Railway Part III
  132. Spruce Falls Pulp and Paper Co. Railway 
  133. Spruce Falls Pulp and Paper Co. Railway - addendum
  134. Temiscaming Colonization Narrow Gauge Railway
  135. Temiscouata Railway  Part I
  136. Temiscouata Railway Part II
  137. Thessalon & Northern Railway
  138. Three Rivers & Arthabaska Railway
  139. Tillson Spur Line Railway 
  140. Tillson Spur Line Railway addendum
  141. Victoria BC narrow gauge waterworks railway 
  142. Victoria Railway sod turning and Icelander emigrants 
  143. Webbwood [Ont.] Logging Railway
  144. Whitby, Port Perry & Lindsay Railway Part I
  145. Whitby, Port Perry & Lindsay Railway Part II 

Roberval & Saguenay Railway

  1. Roberval & Saguenay Railway Part I 
  2. Roberval & Saguenay Railway Part II 
  3. Roberval & Saguenay Railway Part III

Sherbrooke, Eastern Townships & Kennebec Railway, and the Quebec experiment in wooden railways 

Sydney & Louisburg Railway

  1. Part I - narrow gauge
  2. Part II
  3. Part III
  4. Part IV 
  5. Part V
  6. Part VI Dominion Iron & Steel Co, Sydney NS  
  7. Part VII 
  8. addendum I
  9. addendum II

Tillsonburg, Lake Erie & Pacific Railway - see under CPR
 
Toronto, Grey & Bruce and Credit Valley Railways (as redacted by Ralph Beaumont)
Also please consult Rod Clarke's Diary and Narrow Gauge Railways in Ontario (as redacted by Ralph Beaumont),
and check under Canadian Pacific Railway - Bruce Division.

Toronto, Hamilton & Buffalo Railway 

  1. Toronto, Hamilton & Buffalo Railway Part I 1895-1927
  2. Toronto, Hamilton & Buffalo Railway Part II 1927-1965 with station, locomotive, passenger car data, images, maps
  3. Toronto, Hamilton & Buffalo Railway Part III station, locomotive, passenger car data, images, maps, grade crossing accident record
  4. Ridgeville Branchline
  5. Hamilton engine terminal page 27
  6. Hamilton station 1932
  7. addendum - raising tracks in Hamilton
  8. Aberdeen Shops fire and new yards Bridgeburg 
  9. Garth (Dundurn St.) Shop fire 1908
  10. Wreck 1906, 4 September - Grassie 
  11. 1906 Brantford Bow Park Y near miss open switch p 2
  12. Wreck 1918 29 January Red Hill Creek 
  13. Derailment Coyle station 1913 
  14. 1933 Hamilton John Street crane accident pp 3 to end
  15. TH&B train wrecks 

Toronto & Nipissing Railway - please also consult Rod Clarke's Diary and Narrow Gauge Railways in Ontario (as redacted by Ralph Beaumont).

  1. 1870 connection with the TG&B at Union station
  2. 1870-1874 Toronto Globe pp 30-38 illegible, T&N Extension Ry starts at p 39 
  3. 1874 Stouffville Shedden boiler explosion 
  4. 1883 Uxbridge engine house fire Toronto Globe

Wabash RR (Canada, also known as the GWR Air Line)

  1. 1872-1900
  2. 1901-1906 Jul
  3. 1906 Aug -1912
  4. 1913-1921
  5. 1922-1923
  6. 1924
  7. 1925-1926
  8. 1927-1928 
  9. 1928 Improvement in automoble traffic revenue
  10. 1929
  11. 1930
  12. 1931
  13. 1932
  14. 1933
  15. 1935
  16. 1936
  17. 1937
  18. 1938
  19. 1939
  20. 1940
  21. 1941 - includes head-on collision nr. St. Thomas
  22. 1942
  23. 1943
  24. 1944
  25. 1945
  26. 1946-1947
  27. 1948-1950 includes diesel locos arrival dates
  28. 1951-1952
  29. Locomotive Information 
  30. For Railroaders Fort Erie Times Review 

Wabash RR (Canada, also known as the GWR Air Line) MAPS
(With files from Art Clowes)
Notes:

  1. These maps were prepared by the GTR on its assumption of the "Air Line" in 1882.
  2. Any references to "lines bordered green" are not replicated as these were lost in the original negative scan.
  3. Some junctions, sidings, crossings, flagstops may not have been included below. Please check with me.  


Fort Erie
Bridgeburg
Niagara Falls 
Allanburg Jct.
Port Robinson
Welland
Stevensville
Marshville
Moulton
Darling Road
Canfield Jct.
Cayuga
Nelles Corners
Jarvis
Renton
Simcoe
Nixon
Delhi
Courtland
Tilsonburg
Corinth
Aylmer
New Sarum
St. Thomas
Paynes
Baird's
Lawrence
Thames River
Ekfrid
Glencoe
Newbury
Bothwell
Thamesville
Ferguson's Siding
Lewisville
Chatham
Prairie Siding
Jennette's Creek
Stoney Point
Belle River
Puce
Tecumseh
Walkerville
Windsor

Welland Railway 

White Pass & Yukon Railway

  1. White Pass & Yukon Railway Part I
  2. White Pass & Yukon Railway Part II
  3. White Pass & Yukon Railway Part III
  4. White Pass & Yukon Railway Part IV
  5. White Pass & Yukon Railway addendum
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