12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS: On the First Day…

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It’s that time of year again! That time when you’re struggling to find the perfect gift for that special someone or even yourself.


To help you find that perfect gift, we now present our rendition of “The 12 Days of Christmas”.


On the FIRST day of Christmas my true love sent to me, ONE book on Canadian railways… Great Western Railway of Canada: Southern Ontario’s Pioneer Railway


For many of us, the holidays is a time when we get together with friends and family and reminisce about years past. Great Western Railway of Canada also takes a look back at the genesis and all-too-brief existence of one of Canada’’s greatest early railways, the Great Western Railway of Canada (1853–1882).

Today, the Great Western Railway of Canada is a little-known historic line, overlooked even by many railway aficionados. At one time, it was a pioneer in combining land- and water-based transportation, including the introduction of river car-ferries and passenger/freight steamships on the Great Lakes and was a major contributor to the booming rail trade of southern Ontario.

It was the ancestor of some of the most heavily used rail lines in all of Canada. This book has been written to do justice to a railway that truly must be considered one of Canada’’s trailblazing lines. Amply illustrated with previously unpublished photographs and a thorough historical record of the Great Western Railway’s locomotives and rolling stock, it offers a ride back in time into the vanishing history of early Ontario railroading.


Please check our site tomorrow for the “Second Day of Christmas” and more great gift ideas.


For more gift ideas related to steam, diesel, and modern trains and railways, check out our Trains & Railroads section.


To make your holiday shopping experience easier, our store will be having extended hours on Thursdays and Sundays leading up to Christmas.

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, & Saturdays: 10:00am – 5:00pm

Thursday December 8, 15, & 22: 10:00am – 8:00pm

Sunday December 11 & 18: 12:00pm – 4:00pm


We are always adding new and out-of-print titles to our website. If you don’t see something you’re looking for email us at info@transportbooks.com, phone us at 416-744-7675, or drop by our store at 16 Elrose Avenue in Toronto.


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