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2018 Calendar

 

The Bytown Railway Society presents Diesel Power - the new era begins our 2018 Calendar featuring diesel locomotives appearing on Canadian rails in the first years following the demise of steam. All photos from the lens of talented railway photographer, James A. Brown.

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Oops!March 2018, we discovered (along with some of our steely-eyed customers) that there are missing pages in the guide. Basically Section 14 Guide to Canadian Railways, pages 12, 13 and 15 are blank. Here's a formal response from Publications Committee:

Due to an error in the consolidation process, three pages in Section 14 Guide to Canadian Railways, pages 12, 13 and 15 are blank, and this error was unfortunately not noticed during subsequent review steps. 

Replacement pages are available for download here which can then be printed and placed in the proper location. 

We are sorry for the inconvenience.

Bytown Railway Society Publications Committee

If you've already ordered the Guide, we apologize and offer a link to a PDF file for the missing pages.

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The 2018 edition of the Canadian Trackside Guide® is the Bytown Railway Society’s 36th edition – contains 744 updated and expanded 5½” x 8½” pages current to February 11, 2018.

Edited by Earl Roberts & David Stremes

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
  • 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
  • Maps of major cities detailing rail lines

 

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Can't wait for the latest Canadian Trackside Guide®? Need something right now?

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 20 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.

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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.

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You can also order Society publications from one of the many Stores Selling Society Publications across Canada and in the U.S. that sell our books.

April 2018 - All publications below have reduced prices.

We are drastically reducing our prices due to the imminent loss of our storage facility, and as such we desperately need to remove our remaining stock.

 


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.

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*Canadian Railroad Historical Association 2002 Book Award

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 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.

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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.

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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.

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When Steam and Steel get in your Blood - Recollections of a CPR Locomotive Fireman

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Duncan du Fresne's book, "When Steam and Steel Get in Your Blood - Recollections of a CPR Locomotive Fireman". 

This book is about the work of a real honest to goodness, dedicated railway worker - a roundhouse hostler. Learn how Duncan 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

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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.

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Canadian Railroad Historical Association 2006 Book Award

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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 "Collector's Corner" publications below.

Collector Publications for Sale


Items Sold

All items have been sold at the Ottawa Train Expo. We will need to review our inventory and publish an updated listing when it is available.