What's New In Publications
It is difficult to keep track of exact publication, release, cessation, remainder and out-of-print dates, so please treat this page as a general guide and information source.
Some publishers issue new books frequently, and their websites should be consulted first for the latest updates.
This page is designed primarily to draw your attention to random, often self-published, ventures. Those authors, I hope you will agree, should be given special support and encouragement.
BYTOWN RAILWAY SOCIETY
CANADIAN RAILROAD HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION (EXPORAIL - Canadian Railway Museum)
MORNING SUN BOOKS, Inc.
NICKEL BELT RAILS
(Note: Dale has advised (May 2022) that he has retired, and that NBR is no more. He may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org)
NORTH KILDONAN PUBLICATIONS
RAILFARE DC BOOKS
See also under "Other Publishers" > "Credit Valley Railway Company"
ON THE WRIGHT TRACK - by Bonnie Sitter
By William E. “Bill” McLeod
“On the Wright Track: Memories from C.P.R. School Car # 2” is a delightful, well written and eminently readable account of the lives of William and Helen Wright and their four children . From its inception in September of 1928 to its retirement in June of 1967, Mr. Wright taught in the railway school car that ran between the C.P.R. Divisional Points of Chapleau and White River in Northern Ontario.
"To tell this story, the author chose to invite the four Wright children to write a chapter describing their lives before they went off to high school. Shirley was born in 1935, Harvey in 1936, Nancy in 1938 and Chris in 1943. They had nothing but good things to say about their experience. Two former pupils were also asked to make a contribution and they too were very positive.
How to order a copy: ($25 plus $6 shipping in Canada)
Call Bonnie Sitter at 519.235.1909 - or e-mail her at bonnie dot sitter at gmail dot com
The First Spike by Steven Manders
This book is the history of a half dozen early railways in Kingston, Gananoque, Napanee, Sharbot Lake, and Brockville areas.
The early roads, tramways, stage coaches, street railways, shipping, mining, early telephone systems, logging industries, and historic canoe routes are also covered. The book is a tour guide as well.
It has 232 pages, 450 photos, 23 maps in full colour. Glossy hard cover.
Novel Idea book store, 156 Princess Street, Kingston
the Visitor Centre across from City Hall, Kingston
the Lennox & Addington Museum in Napanee
Trousdales in Sydenham
and on-line at: www.thefirstspikebook.com
$34.50 plus postage
NIP ‘N TUCK by Paul Arculus
A history of the Port Whitby, Port Perry & Lindsay Railway.
Soft cover, 128 pp, b&w. 8 ½” X 11” format.
Available in local book stores, such as the Lindsay Kent Bookstore.