Canadian National’s Western Stations
Author Charles Bohi has spent countless summers combing Canada's west for information and photographing thousands of stations and structures. The result is this concise, authoritative account accompanied by over 130 photos and sketches. But not simply snapshots of boarded-up stations...almost all the photos are superb action shots, showing the stations in use, occupied, earning revenue, or with today's train passing through. You'll see how the station agent and his family lived in their own depot-home, complete with flower gardens and neatly trimmed hedges. You'll shiver as you think about the waiting room's pot-bellied stoves that the agents stoked, trying vainly to keep cold prairie winds at bay. And you'll learn just what made each station unique and what to look for when you next go "station hunting". With archival research and photographs from CNSIG (Canadian National Special Interest Group).
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Canadian Pacific in Southern Ontario (Volume One)
This work brings together a selection of photographs and reminiscences of the author's days as a rail photographer and railroader, during the sunset period of the great steam era. The author's enthusiasm for steam locomotives goes back far beyond the 1950's. One of the author's earliest recollections is of when his aunt, at the author's urging took him to a local street crossing in Toronto where we spent a pleasant afternoon in the crossing watchman's hut looking at the parade of steam on the Toronto to Montreal main line. About two years later in 1930, one of the greatest events of the author's life took place. His uncle purchased a small farm in Oakville. The farm bordered the Canadian National's Toronto to Hamilton main line. Heaven on earth had been attained! This was one of the busies railroad lines in Canada, with the variety of power from four different roads-- the Canadian National, the Canadian Pacific, the Toronto, Hamilton and Buffalo, and the New York Central. Day and night, great trains thundered by, 300 feet from the house.
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Canadian Pacific in Southern Ontario (Volume Two)
This book is covers the operations of the Canadian Pacific Railway in Southern Ontario focusing on the Locomotives.
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Canadian Pacific Railway
Most North American railroads began their lives as local or regional enterprises, growing larger through acquisition and construction. By contrast, Canadian Pacific Railway was conceived as a transcontinental railroad from the beginning. CPR has not only provided transportation; it has given tangible expression to the political, economic, and social connections between Canada's eastern and western provinces. In this marvellously illustrated history, author Tom Murray provides readers with an engaging look at the railroad whose own history is, in many ways, the history of Canada itself. In addition to examining the prehistory leading to CPR's incorporation in 1881 and its current status as one of the continent's leading carriers, Murray explains the colossal geographic obstacles overcome by CPR's founders; motive power and rolling stock through depression, war, and peacetime; renowned diversification efforts that included a passenger ship line, an airline serving four continents, a chain of four-star hotels, and western mining operations; and the colorful cast of characters who laid the groundwork that made CPR what is today. Marvelous photography carefully chosen from the collections of top rail photographers and archives across Canada and the United States illustrate the national icon that began as a railway, became a global transportation system, and evolved into a diversified industrial conglomerate before settling into its role as the respected carrier it is today.
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Canadian Pacific’s Trans-Canada Limited (1919-1930)
Pictorial history of the beautiful Trans-Canada Limited which was the Canadian Pacific's premier passenger train in the 1920s. Illustrated throughout with black and white photos, reproductions of ads and timetables, etc.
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Canadian Railway Scenes (No. 1)
This Exciting book compiled by Adolf Hungry Wolf covers: NewFoundland Narrow Gauge Crowsnest and Kettle Valley Montreal Vignette Winnipeg, Manitoba Surviving steam in Canada and an illustrated listing
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Canadian Railway Scenes (No. 3)
Canadian railway history was made at the Steam Expo in 1986 as three of the country’s best known steam engines met for the first time and probably the last. In this third volume we will discover and learn the history of the C.P.R. “Last Spike” Centennial as well as the “Trans-Canada Ltd.” to Expo ‘86 aboard a restored Luxury Train, and Vintage scenes of CN and CP.
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Canadian Trackside Guide 2004
This is the only comprehensive guide to Canadian Railways: - Locomotives of CN, CPR, VIA, plus Regionals and Industrials - Preserved equipment - Passenger cars - Urban rail transit - Cabooses - Non-revenue equipment - Radio frequencies - Passenger train schedules - Freight train numbers - Railway reporting marks - Maps of major cities detailing rail lines - Detailed divisional maps and subdivision listings for all Canadian railways and their U.S. components, including station names, mileposts, detectors, siding lengths, locations of crossovers, wyes and more
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Chicago & North Western Railway: 1975-1995 Photo Archive
The Chicago and North Western, in its second century of operations, experienced near-collapse, booming success as an employee-owned railroad and, finally, acquisition by the Union Pacific. From Chicago to Freemont, Nebraska, Michigan's Upper Peninsula to Wyoming, and Minneapolis to Kansas City, these final and dynamic years of the C&NW are chronicled in photos.
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Chicago Postwar Passenger and Commuter Trains
In 1948, Chicago was the gathering place of 22 railroads, seven belt and switching roads, eight industrial railroads and three electric lines. Track was everywhere as passenger trains and commuter trains crowded the approaches to the terminals near the Loop that is Chicago, undisputed railroad capital of the world. Chicago Passenger Trains & Commuter Trains captures the spirit and challenges of the post-World War II era, as streamlined passenger trains arrived and departed from Chicago's six celebrated stations during the pinnacle years of intercity train service. Welcome aboard as we ride those grand trains of the 1950s and 1960s into their twilight years and transition into Amtrak's "Rainbow era." Vintage and color photography, terminal and commuter maps, train brochures, postcards and tickets are featured. Nice color and vintage scenes for modelers.
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Chicago Stations & Trains Photo Archive
No other American city had such a fascinating group of railroad passenger stations as Chicago. This book highlights Chicago's six major railroad stations and the trains that served them: Dearborn Station, Grand Central Station, Central Station, La Salle Street Station, North Western Station, and Union Station; and features name trains like Super Chief, Capitol Limited, City of New Orleans, 20th Century Limited, Broadway Limited, California Zephyr, Hiawatha, 400, and City of Denver. Includes maps, station drawings, timetables and promotional advertising.
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Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis and Omaha Railway, 1880-1940 Photo Archive: Photographs from the State Historical Society
The Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railroad was one of the Upper Midwest's foremost freight and passenger lines, and eventually merged into the Burlington Northern. This book assembles a collection of photographs from the State Historical Society of Wisconsin that includes steam engines, rolling stock, depots, shops, yards, tunnel and line construction.
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Chicago: America’s Railroad Capital: The Illustrated History, 1836 to Today
The first illustrated history of the people, machines, facilities, and operations that made Chicago the hub around which an entire continent's rail industry still revolves. In the mid-nineteenth century, Chicago's central location in the expanding nation helped establish it as the capital of the still-new North American railroad industry. As the United States expanded westward, new railroads and rail-related companies like Pullman established their headquarters in the Windy City, while eastern railroads found their natural western terminals there. Historically, railroads that tried to avoid Chicago failed. While the railroad industry has undergone dramatic changes over the course of its existence, little has changed regarding Chicago's status as the nation's railroad hub. In Chicago: America's Railroad Capital, longtime, prolific railroading author and photographer Brian Solomon - joined by a cast of respected rail journalists - examines this sprawling legacy of nearly 180 years, not only showing how the railroad has spurred the city's growth, but also highlighting the city's railroad workers throughout history, key players in the city and the industry, and Chicago's great interurban lines, fabulous passenger terminals, vast freight-processing facilities, and complex modern operations. Illustrated with historical and modern photography and specially commissioned maps, Chicago: America's Railroad Capital also helps readers understand how Chicago has operated - and continues to operate - as the center of a nationwide industry that is an essential cog in the country's commerce.
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Christmas Stories from the Streetcar Barn
Five charming Christmas stories written to entertain children (and adults) and all involving the adventures of the streetcars of Fort Edmonton Park in Edmonton, Canada, Santa and the elves. Illustrated with pen and ink sketches.
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Collector’s Guide to Classic O Gauge Trains
Collector's Guide to Classic O-Gauge Trains provides you with the vital information you need to accurately assess and value classic O-Gauge trains. You'll find listings for the most highly-collected trains and accessories including Lionel (prewar and postwar), American Flyer, Ives, Marx, AMT, Hafner, Hoge, Dorfan, Unique and Wyandotte.
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Collectors Guide to Postwar Lionel Trains: 1945-1969
Numerically arranged listings allow for rapid reference of prices during auctions. This compact and comprehensive guide provides you with 2,000+ accurate and easily accessible listings, with secondary market values for the legendary Lionel trains cherished by a majority of today's toy train collectors, including Baby Boomer-age collectors reliving the joys of their youth. This handy and numerically organized train book contains an impressive collection of more than 1,000+ colour photos of various models, including steam, diesel and electric locomotives, motorized units, flatcars, tank and vat cars, accessories and catalogue sets. Perfect for use at shows or to keep in a desk drawer for quick reference during on-line auctions.
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Connected: How the Railroads Built Windsor
Written by the late Michael Brode, a former life-long resident of Windsor, Ontario; Connected, tells the story of how the railroad "put Windsor on the map.” Michael Brode tells this wonderful history of Windsor's railroad suing an array of old photographs of stockyards, stations and trains from around the area, some of which are new images to even local train buffs. The author’s background in history is obvious in the research, but his writing style is conversational rather than academic, as if he were telling these stories of long-ago corporate giants and heroic passengers and cowardly engineers while sitting across the kitchen table from the reader. This history covers a number of issues including: • Early railways in Canada, Michigan, and New York from 1830 to 1850 • The Great Western Railway to 1855 • The Canada Southern Railway to 1876 • The End of the Great Western Railway, 1855 to 1882 • The Canada Southern Railway as a Vanderbilt property • The arrival of the Canadian Pacific • Mr. Walker's Railroad • Railroads of the early 20th century • And a map of Essex County rail lines
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Electric Locomotives
The history of electric freight and inter-urban commuter locomotives in the U.S. begins with their development in East Coast urban centers and continues their service in the present day. Railways that used or continue to use electric motive power in cities, suburbs and even over mountain passes - including the B&O, Pennsylvania, New Haven, New York Central, Norfolk & Western, Illinois Central, Milwaukee Road, and Amtrack - are depicted in period and modern color photography. This book also covers legendary electrics like the S-motors that towed steam powered trains through tunnels and into busy urban stations and several more. The text includes discussion on the roles played by GE and Westinghouse, specialized equipment, and how technology laid the groundwork for the development of diesel-electric locomotives prior to WW II.
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Emotions of Railway Art: 100 New Paintings from The Guild of Railway Artists
Emotions are the driving force when an artist puts brush to canvas. This is the fifth fine-art book by the Guild of Railway Artists since being formed just over 30 years ago, but one with a difference. Earlier titles adhered to a specific theme, but this time the artists have been given the freedom to choose their own railway scene. They were simply asked to paint pictures of subjects that have inspired them personally. This is unusual for many of the artists concerned as more often than not they work to strict commissions. This is a unique selection of paintings by Britain’s top railway artists.
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Engines of War: How Wars Were Won & Lost on the Railways
The birth of the railway in the early 1830's revolutionized the way the world waged war. From armored engines with swiveling guns, to the practice of track sabotage, to the construction of tracks that crossed frozen Siberian lakes, the "iron road" facilitated conflict on a scale that was previously unimaginable. It not only made armies more mobile, but widened fighting fronts and increased the power and scale of available weaponry; a deadly combination. In Engines of War, Christian Wolmar examines all the engagements in which the railway played a part: the Crimean War; the American Civil War; both world wars; the Korean War; and the Cold War, with its mysterious missile trains; and illustrates how the railway became a deadly weapon exploited by governments across the world.
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Evocative Steam (Osprey Colour Series)

Paul E. Richardson Softcover 128 pages Out-of-print.

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Exact Fare Only: Good, Bad and Ugly Rides on Public Transit
We've all had good, bad, and sometimes ugly experiences on public transit. EXACT FARE ONLY is an anthology of real life stories about heading out, heading back, and everything that happened in between, whether the trip was across the country or just across town.
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Faces and Places Along the Railway
The people, trains and stations of those who participated in Ontario's golden days.
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Famous Name Trains: Travelling in Style With the CPR
Have you ever wondered, while sitting in traffic or waiting to board a crowded airplane, what it was like to travel the rails? In his new book, Famous Name Trains: Travelling in Style with the CPR, former CPR archivist David Laurence Jones goes back in time to describe what it was like to travel on some of the CPR's famous "name trains," like the Pacific Express, the Imperial Limited, and the Canadian. Jones evokes both the practical interiors of the early colonist cars with their communal sleeping arrangements and wooden bench seats, and the luxury of the higher-end cars that looked and felt like rolling men's clubs with wooden veneers, plush carpets, and upholstered chairs. These first-class cars would later become five-star hotels on wheels. Jones tracks the evolution of the passenger train, detailing improvements in engine strength, heating, lighting, interior design, and innovative sleeping arrangements. Although the focus of the book is the CPR's famous name trains, Jones talks about other CPR enterprises that fed into and contributed to the railway. These included the dining halls and mountain chalets built at railway divisional points across the country, the rustic bungalow camps operated in both Ontario and within the Canadian Rockies, and the CPR's iron steamships that sailed the Great Lakes. Steamships like the Algoma, Alberta, and Athabasca provided passenger service between Owen Sound and what is now part of Thunder Bay, connecting passengers to CPR trains heading west. As the reader will find out, the steamships have their own stories to tell, both romantic and tragic. With a Forward by Gary Anderson, director of the Canadian Museum of Rail Travel.
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Flying Scotsman: LNER Class A3 Pacific 4472, 1923 Onwards
The legendary 4472' - better known as the Flying Scotsman - receives the famous Haynes Manual treatment with the full co-operation of the National Railway Museum. Here is a unique perspective on what is involved in maintaining, operating and restoring this Class A3 Pacific, the first steam locomotive to achieve 100mph. This highly detailed manual, based around 4472's recent overhaul and subsequent return to main-line operation, also looks in detail at every aspect of its engineering and construction, providing a feast of information and insight.
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Flying Scotsman: The Extraordinary Story of the World’s Most Famous Train
The incredible biography of the most famous steam locomotive in the world.
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Freight Train Cars
In the world of railway enthusiasts and modelers, freight carriers are every bit as technically involved and evocative as engines and cabooses. This color gallery pictures and describes, well, a trainload of "rolling stock" -- boxcars, flatcars, hoppers, gondolas, tank cars, auto-rack transports and others -- representing a variety of railways in action around the nation. Engines may provide the power and cabooses the sentimetal value, but without that which comes in between, both are moot.
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Freight Trains of the Upper Mississippi River Photo Archive
The upper Mississippi River route is a non-stop parade of heavy tonnage freight trains carrying intermodal containers, piggyback trailers, coal, taconite, grain, and automobiles. Magnificent scenery, delightful river towns and plenty of trains are shown along the historic upper Mississippi routes. Included are the rail lines of Burlington Northern Sante Fe, Canadian Pacific Railway, Iowa, Chicago & Eastern and predecessor lines Burlington Northern, Milwaukee Road, and Soo Line.
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From Folly to Fortune: The Firing of James Richardson Forman
James Richardson Forman was born in 1822 at Halifax, and returned from Scotland in 1854 to oversee the construction of the Nova Scotia Railway, the first publicly owned railway in the British Empire. But did he become a victim of Nova Scotia’s venal politics? He had been appointed to his post at the request of Reformer Joseph Howe, but was dismissed from office in 1858 by James W. Johnston, who became Conservative premier of the province in 1857. Two years after he left for a brilliant career in Scotland, it was discovered that most of the reasons for his dismissal were the fault of his second-in-command, who was also Johnston’s nephew! From Folly to Fortune examines the unfair treatment Forman received at the hands of his Nova Scotia countrymen, and asks the question if it could have been Forman, and not Sandford Fleming, who would later (in 1867 to 1876) have built Canada’s Intercolonial Railway from Nova Scotia to Quebec City, had he been allowed to stay on the project. Jay Underwood is a former Nova Scotia journalist. From Folly to Fortune is the fourth of his works on Canadian railway history.
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From Summit to Sea
This definitive history presents a well-illustrated account of the construction and development of railroads in British Columbia and Alberta between 1880 and 1939 - a time of tremendous growth and expansion of the railroads and populations of the two provinces. The detailed text and fascinating archival photographs include remarkable stories of the places and personalities that have shaped the history of Canadian railroads, and indeed Canada.
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