BRS Logo

The Bytown Railway Society logo that represented the Society for the past 50 years has been updated to carry the Society into the future. The new look retains the colour introduced in 2019’s 50th anniversary logo, but uses a more contemporary font that reflects the current nature of the industry we love. The drawing of the locomotive Ottawa has also been refined to provide a more accurate representation.

The Bytown executive is proud to unveil this crisp new look as the Society enters its next half century. The revised logo is a first step in the marketing effort for a new strategic plan aimed at strengthening our partnership with the Canada Science and Technology Museum and bringing the society closer in touch with the general public, while providing a greater range of options for communication and engagement to our membership.

Graphic Design: David Boyd.

2020 TSG

Accepting Orders. Shipping Mid-March

The 2020 edition of the Canadian Trackside Guide® is the Bytown Railway Society’s 38th edition – contains 752 updated and expanded 5½” x 8½” pages current to February 1, 2020.

Edited by Earl Roberts & David Stremes

Cover Photo: Corwin Doeksen, North Vancouver, BC.

  • 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 cross-overs, wyes and more
  • Maps of major cities detailing rail lines

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

If you are curious about the content of this publication, we have sample content from representative sections of the 2015 edition available in PDF for viewing here: Trackside Guide Sample Content

Please visit our Canadian Trackside Guide page to order your copy.

We have some shirts available for purchase with our 50th Anniversary logo embroidered on them. Please note that not all items are currently in stock but we will be placing our final order on Nov 5th.


50th Anniversary Black Long-Sleeve Shirt

The shirt is 65% polyester, 35% cotton, black in colour, with Bytown Railway Society 50th Anniversary emblem embroidered on the front/left. 

Limited quantities: Large (2)

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50th Anniversary Golf Shirt

The Shirt is 65% polyester, 35% cotton, charcoal grey in colour, with Bytown Railway Society 50th Anniversary emblem embroidered on the front/left. 

Limited Quantities: Med (3)

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April 2018 - All our publications 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.

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