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And if you would like some nostalgic branchline steam sound for ambience, click the play button on the player below! 

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

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

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Comber, CASO

1947. Al Paterson Collection, CRHA Archives, Fonds Paterson
 

Notepad:

Website
  1. NEW PAGES: Railway Gauges in OntarioGTR Locomotives - R&LHS Bulletin #147 .
  2. NEW ARRIVALS: Carl Riff's Railway History Diaries 
    more files have just arrived and have been posted, including Northern Railway of Canda and Hudson's Bay Railway (October 3).
  3. IN THE WORKS: The Schomberg & Aurora Railway. The South Simcoe Junction Railway.
  4. UNDER CONSTRUCTION: Canadian RailA subject index is in preparation and has reached Issue #150. There are 500+ Issues altogether, so we have some way to go yet!
  5. ADDITIONS: Prototype Modelling Ontario 'Hall of Fame': Arrivals & Departures - the CPR at Owen Sound (Grey County)
  6. UPDATE: Simcoe County  - more images
  7. UPDATE: Postage Stamps: (Bulgaria, Cuba, Czechoslovakia, Ecuador, Honduras, Hungary, Jamaica, Laos, Nicaragua, Romania, Russia, Tanzania, Turkey, Vietnam Republic).
  8. UPDATE: Toy Train Track Museum: H0/00 Gauge.  

Books
Coming late October: Maine Central - My Life on the Pine Tree Route 1971-1996 

Coming late this Fall: Dining With Canadian Railways Volume 1 - Canadian Pacific Chinaware 

Coming soon: A reprint of Steam in Northern Ontario 
and a new companion volume Steam Scenes of Northern Ontario 
Ian Wilson advises that this print is "touch and go" as he needs more orders to make this "a go".

The Portage Railway  - An Illustrated History of the Huntsville & Lake of Bays Railway
Selling well, don't hang about if you were planning on getting a copy.

Speed Graphics and Steam 1957

For details re the above, please go to What's New in Publications  

Bytown Railway Society Publications
Canadian Trackside Guide 2018 - see What's New in Publications for details

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.

The Mailbag

"We have been doing a project for 10 years in the state of Pennsylvania. We take all train related stuff and either repair it, clean it and put together train sets that are given to children at Christmas, thru several avenues such as the Toys for Tots program, Salvation Army, etc. We provide new boxes and instruction sheets for each set. We have several retired men that work on this project with us to fix, clean and the hard work. We have assembled approx. 950 train sets up to this current year. We are always looking for any train stuff to use for this project. I can be contacted thru the email address: gestewart@comcast.net [please paste address into email program]" (Greg Stewart May 29, 2018) 

Preservation Project News and Updates

The South Simcoe Railway is a shortline railway owned and operated by the South Simcoe Railway Heritage Corp., a non-profit volunteer historical association, which depends on ticket sales and donations to cover the costs of operations. Download a membership brochure here.

The York-Durham Heritage Railway operates seasonal trains and events between Uxbridge and Stouffville, Ontario. As do all heritage railways, it welcomes financial and volunteer support. Download a membership brochure here.

The Waterloo Central Railway is a shortline railway owned and operated by the Southern Ontario Locomotive Society. It operates seasonal trains and events between Waterloo and Elmira, Ontario. For more information, please go to the website.

The GTR Burlington Freeman (Ont.) station is a restoration project of the Friends of the Freeman Station who welcome volunteers to help the work along. 

The Northern Ontario Railroad Museum and Heritage Centre (Capreol, Ontario) asks for support with particular reference to the restoration of T&NO steam locomotive #219. Please click here for more details about the Museum's restoration projects. To donate, please use this form.

The Searchmont Station Preservation & Historical Society is raising funds with the aim of restoring this station (on the CN Soo Subdivision [former Algoma Central Railway].)  

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Former CPR #136 makes her way back to Tottenham with the vintage combine and coach. June 20, 1992. John D. Thompson photo

Former CPR #136 makes her way back to Tottenham with the vintage combine and coach. June 20, 1992. John D. Thompson photo

The magnificently-restored Uxbridge station with some YDHR coaches awaiting their next trip.

The magnificently-restored Uxbridge station with some YDHR coaches awaiting their next trip.

Former Essex Terminal Railway No. 9, out on an excursion at the Waterloo Central.

Former Essex Terminal Railway No. 9, out on an excursion at the Waterloo Central.

The good work being done at the Burlington Junction (Freeman) station

The good work being done at the Burlington Junction (Freeman) station

CNR #6077 at Prescott Park, Capreol.

CNR #6077 at Prescott Park, Capreol.

Searchmont ACR Bill Linley photo 1985 PC

Searchmont ACR Bill Linley photo 1985 PC

Model Railway Project News and Updates

The Nottawasaga Model Railway Club is recreating the Meaford Subdivision CNR in HO Scale at the Bygone Days Heritage Village in Collingwood.  It is a compressed 47 by 14 foot layout of the Barrie to Meaford line.  

For any questions, information or suggestions, please Contact Me.
Please allow a few days for reply.

Site last updated October 18, 2018


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