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Canadian Trackside Guides

Canadian Trackside Guide® 2014 - NOW SHIPPING

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The Society is now accepting and shipping orders of the 2014 edition of the Canadian Trackside Guide.

Edited by Earl Roberts & David Stremes

  • 5½” x 8½”, Soft cover, 736 pages
  • Locomotives of Canadian National Railway (including Illinois Central), Canadian Pacific Railway, VIA Rail Canada, Regional and Shortline Railways, plus all Industrial locomotives; Urban Rail Transit; Passenger Cars; Cabooses, Work Service Cars and other Non-revenue Equipment
  • Preserved Canadian Locomotives and Equipment
  • VIA and Excursion train schedules
  • Subdivision details for all railways: station names, mileposts, radio frequencies, talking detector locations, divisional maps, detailed maps of major rail centres
  • Railway Reporting Marks
  • Freight Train Numbers

The only comprehensive guide to Canadian railways, including US based operations.

$35.95 (Canadian addresses) (all ppd.,taxes included)
$39.95 (U.S. addresses)
$49.00 (International addresses - Surface mail)
$64.00 (International addresses - Air mail)

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Please see below for Back Issues available for purchase on-line.


Canadian Trackside Guide Back Issues Available

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2014 marks the 32nd edition of the Canadian Trackside Guide®. The Guide has been issued every year since 1982 except 2010. While most of the editions have long sold out we have a limited number of several editions available at a special price. In most cases less than 30 copies remain. Here is a chance to fill gaps in your set at a discount and get a picture of Canadian Railroading as it was in previous years. Guides tend to be 500 to 800 pages depending on the edition and contain the information as follows.

  • 5½" x 8½", Soft cover, approximately 500 to 800 pages depending on year
  • Locomotives of Canadian National Railway (including Illinois Central), Canadian Pacific Railway, VIA Rail Canada, Regional and Shortline Railways, plus all Industrial locomotives; Urban Rail Transit; Passenger Cars; Cabooses, Work Service Cars and other Non-revenue Equipment
  • Preserved Canadian Locomotives and Equipment
  • Excursion train schedules
  • Subdivision details for all railways: station names, mileposts, radio frequencies, talking detector locations, divisional maps, detailed maps of major rail centres

The only comprehensive guide to Canadian railways, including US based operations.

All prices include shipping and appropriate taxes.

Backissues
Backissues



For orders outside Canada and the United States, please contact us for prices

Backissues
Backissues





Collector's Corner

From time to time the Society offers out of print publications which may be of interest to the railfan/collector. These have been acquired in estate collections and duplicate items that the Society has in our archive collection. See the Society's Collectors Corner page for details.


Publications for Sale

You can also order Society publications from one of the many stores and hobby shops across Canada and in the U.S. that sell our books. Previous issues are available for some editions of Branchline - Canada's Rail Newsmagazine. Here's a chance to add to your collection.


Our Latest Book, Montreal Streetcars - Volume 4

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"Montreal Streetcars - Volume 4: 'Work and Service Equipment'" is our fourth book on Montreal Streetcars as the latest in our Traction Heritage Series. Again, author Tom Grumley has put together a well-researched book, this time on the non-revenue equipment of the street railways in Montreal. The book is produced in a 11" x 8-1/2" format on glossy paper with the usual high quality photos and detailed captions found in our previous traction publications. It includes 52 pages, 99 photos, 33 in colour.

*Canadian Railroad Historical Association 2011 Book Award

$24.95 CAD taxes and shipping included
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Levis Tramways Company

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"Levis Tramways Company" is author Tom Grumley's latest account of one of smaller of the many streetcar systems in Canada. The book traces the history of the streetcar system on the south shore of the St. Lawrence River across from Quebec City. From it's start in 1902 as the Levis Electric Railway, to the Levis County Railway, to it's final name of Levis Tramways Company in 1916, this book covers the entire history. It is in the same format as previous ones in the Traction Series and have 36 pages with colourized photos on the front and back covers.

$23.95 CAD taxes and shipping included. For orders outside Canada and the United States, please contact us for prices




When Steam and Steel Get in Your Blood - Recollections of a CPR Locomotive Fireman

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At last! Duncan du Fresne's long awaited book, "When Steam and Steel Get in Your Blood - Recollections of a CPR Locomotive Fireman", is here. This book is about the work of a real honest to goodness, dedicated railway worker - a roundhouse hostler. Learn how he handled a potpourri of C.P. steam locomotives dating from 1904 to 1948, and ALCO S2 diesels. Details of the work, the workers, the foremen, the facilities, the winter weather, and the working conditions are all explained. "Written by a C.P. engineman, it's a railway book like no other."

The book contains 148 pages in a 8.5" X 11" format with 70 photos (5 are in colour). It is available in softcover.

*Canadian Railroad Historical Association 2010 Book Award

    Softcover $49.95 CAD Taxes and shipping are included
    For orders outside Canada and the United States, please contact us for prices.


Quebec Railway Light & Power Company - Volume 2: The Citadel Division

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Tom Grumley, our award-winning author, has written his sixth Traction Series book that continues the story of the Quebec Railway Light & Power Company with words and photos on its Citadel Division.

    $25.95 CAD taxes and shipping included
    For orders outside Canada and the United States, please contact us for prices.






Montreal Streetcars - Volume 2: People and Places

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This award winning book* is Tom Grumley's second on Montreal Streetcars in the Society's Traction Heritage Series. Thoroughly researched, it includes 54 photographs (23 in colour) plus a bonus - a large colour fold out map of the 1929 Montreal Tramway Company system. Montreal Streetcars Volume 2 includes comprehensive captions and additional information, this time about the people and places around the streetcar system.

    $19.95 CAD taxes and shipping included.
    For orders outside Canada and the United States, please
    contact us for prices.

    *Canadian Railroad Historical Association 2006 Book Award



Montreal Streetcars - Volume 3: Scenic Routes

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Our award-winning author, Thomas Grumley, has researched and written a third book on Montreal streetcars in the Society's continuing Traction Series publications. With photos and text, he has brought to life the many scenic areas of Montreal that were once served by the city's extensive streetcar system.

$23.95 CAD taxes and shipping included
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"Canadian Pacific to the East" - The International of Maine Division

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The Society's third award winning book*, "Canadian Pacific to the East - The International of Maine Division" is the story of CP's rail line through northern Maine which CP often referred to as the "Short Line". Written by the late Omer Lavallee, the story includes information about the Canadian portions of the route in Quebec and New Brunswick. The 346 page, 8-1/2" x 11" book contains photographs including 92 in colour. It is a tribute to Omer, one of Canada's top railway historians and represents his last work before his death in 1992. Order your copy today.

*Canadian Railroad Historical Association 2007 Book Award

LIMITED QUANTITIES IN STOCK was $69.95 now $59.95 CAD taxes and shipping included. For orders outside Canada and the United States, please contact us for prices.



The Quebec Railway Light & Power Company - Volume 1

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Again, author Tom Grumley has created a well researched pictorial history book in the Society's traction series. This time it covers one of Canada's best known electric interurban railways, The Quebec Railway Light & Power Company, and its Montmorency Division. Order your copy today. The book has 52 pages containing 84 photos including 25 in colour.

    $23.95 CAD taxes and shipping included.
    For orders outside Canada and the United States, please contact us for prices.



The Ottawa Car Company

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The story of one of Canada's leading streetcar builders, The Ottawa Car Company, in words and pictures featuring large photographs and detailed captions. The book contains 36 pages in a 11" x 8-1/2" format on glossy paper.

$17.95 CAD taxes and shipping included.
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Hamilton's Other Railway

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This award-winning book* traces the history of the Hamilton and Northwestern Railway from its construction and ownership by the Grand Trunk to the takeover and eventual abandonment by Canadian National Railways. The book is loaded with detailed information on the railway's history in words and photographs. It also includes photos and plans for many of the stations, bridges and culverts.

NEW LOWER PRICE was $54.95 CAD now $49.95 taxes and shipping included. For orders outside Canada and the United States, please contact us for prices.

*Canadian Railroad Historical Association 2002 Book Award



A Companion to Canadian National Railways Passenger Equipment

A Companion to Canadian National Railways Passenger Equipment

This book is a companion to the first book by Gay Lepkey on Canadian National Railways Passenger Equipment. It includes 297 car diagrams, 249 black and white photographs in a 336 page 8-1/2" x 11" format. It also includes a listing of surviving cars.

    $49.95 CAD taxes and shipping included.
    For orders outside Canada and the United States, please contact us for prices.





Merchandise for Sale

From time to time the Society offers merchandise for sale. This merchandise is only available for purchase on-line (here).

Bytown Railway Society T-Shirt

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The Society recently had custom T-shirts made for Dirty Hands Club members participating at a Society event. We have a small inventory of these T-shirts left which we are now making available to the general public for purchase. (Click on the T-Shirt image to view a larger picture.)

The T-shirt is 100% cotton, green in colour, with a silkscreened Bytown Railway Society maple-leaf emblem on the front/chest. The emblem is a salute to Canadian National Railway's vintage logo.

$24.95 CAD taxes and shipping included.

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Back Issues

Previous issues are available for some editions of Branchline. Here's a chance to add to your collection.

Last Updated: October 20, 2014.