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News and discussion of railways and the railway industry in Canada - past, present and future. Welcome topics include those that affect or are related to the Canadian railway scene, be it the industries they serve, preservation, other modes of transport, unique train spottings, as well as the discussion of locomotives and rolling stock in Canada.


Friends of Freeman Station

Restoration project of the former GTR Freeman station, later CNR Burlington West.


 

 

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Picturing the Past
Canada Science and Technology Museum

A Train Journey Through the Ottawa Valley
Aubrey Mattingley Collection

CNR Express and LCL Trucks


Fergus Railfan
Photo gallery by David Young

RR Road Trip
Photo gallery by Doug Kroll

The Last Days of Steam
Stories of A.B.Peden CNR brakeman Winnipeg 1951

 

Algoma Eastern Railway

C.N.R. Ontario Research

DOSCO

Canadian Freights Cars and The Railway Rolling Stock Industry in Canada

Newfoundland's Railways

Nova Scotia Railways History

Nova Scotia Railway Heritage Society

 

Stratford Shops

History and photos of GTR/CNR shops in Stratford, Ontario.

http://www.vanc.igs.net/~roughley/gn_fv.html

History of the Great Northern in B.C. by Neil Roughley. The C.P.R.'s fear of invasions by US railroads into Canada in the 19th Century to syphon off traffic was very real and is clearly shown on the map.


The Railways of Canada Archives

Unique site with a variety of railway history across Canada.


Surrey's History

Surrey B.C. a complete local history by Jack Brown dating from 1792 and Captain George Vancouver. It includes water transportation, trails and early roads as well as the railways. Other parts cover logging, farming etc.


Onderdonk's Way

Building the Canadian Pacific Railway in British Columbia by Roger H. Boulet. Andrew Onderdonk, a railway contractor, set out in 1880 to build 342 miles of railway from Port Moody to Craigellachie, British Columbia through a rugged, un-traveled land. This was part of a government of Canada project to build a transcontinental railway to secure the entry of British Columbia into Canada. It was before the creation of the present day private enterprise bearing the same name. Includes a collection of excellent photographs. Warning: It will take you many hours to read all of this outstanding website, but worth it!


The Crowsnest Pass Railway Route

The story of the Kettle Valley Railway. A famous Canadian Pacific Railway subsidiary and its predecessors. A 340 mile secondary main line between Lethbridge, Alberta and Nelson, British Columbia through the famed Crow's Nest Pass, part of the 961 mile run to Vancouver, B.C. of the Kootenay Express and Kettle Valley Express.

In order to get financial assistance, (about one-third), for its construction, the CPR entered into the Crow's Nest Pass agreement providing for reduced freight rates. In later years the infamous Crow Grain Rate would haunt the CPR for decades as its eternally frozen low freight rate affected the entire CPR.

Morrissey, Fernie and Michel Railway and its parent Crow's Nest Pass Coal Company controlled by the Great Northern Railway. An historic old operation in British Columbia whose past included mine disasters, fires and the infamous tragedy of the Frank slide.

British Columbia Lake and River Service. The Canadian Pacific Railway's once extensive operation in southern B.C. that included the famous S.S.Moyie and the S.S.Minto, which in 1968 was the last sternwheeler. Lake Slocan tug and barge service took the entire train including locomotive and caboose!


Canada's Last Broad Gauge

By Jim Sandilands

A history of the Carillon & Grenville Railway, Canada's last broad-gauge railway. Also covered is the subsequent re-use of part of the right of way by the Canadian Northern Railway and its abandonment under Canadian National Railways.


Canadian National Electric Railways
Canadian Pacific Electric Lines
Chatham, Wallaceburg & Lake Erie Railway
Cornwall Street Railway Light & Power Co.
Galt & Preston Street Railway
Guelph Radial Railway
Hamilton Street Railway
Kitchener & Waterloo Street Railway
London & Port Stanley Railway
Preston & Berlin Street Railway
Toronto Transportation Commission
Canadian Pacific Transport Company

The Thurso and Nation Valley Railway was the last logging railway in eastern Canada. It ran north from Thurso, Québec on the Ottawa River to bring out lumber for the Thurso mill. I saw the line in its last years and these pages will present some of the flavour of this interesting short line railway.
Significant Dates in Canadian railway history.
Significant Dates in Ottawa railway history.
Significant Dates in Ottawa/Hull Street Railway History.
The Railways of Ottawa  information about the history of the railways of the National Capital area.
The Mount Royal Tunnel Electrification
"From a rolling museum to a Phoenix arisen from its ashes."
This is part of an excellent presentation given by Mark Walton to the Bytown Railway Society on June 6, 2000

Ottawa Railway History Circle
FINDINGS of the Ottawa Railway History Circle - this contains an enormous amount of information about the history of the railways of Ottawa



 

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