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Pictures of The Canadian Trackside Guides

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

We have copies of some of the out of print editions. 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.

All prices include shipping and appropriate taxes.

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Looking to complete your collection of Canadian Trackside Guide® or perhaps you are hunting for an earlier edition?

The Society has a limited inventory through estate donations, and as a result of the changes to the Society Archives. We have copies of the many out of print editions of the Canadian Trackside Guide® available for purchase.

These are available for $20.00 each (price includes shipping and applicable taxes) and condition ranges from happily enjoyed to new. Most are in excellent condition. Some are new copies with minor production blemishes.

Since a number of editions are very limited in supply please Contact Us to confirm availability/purchase.

Table below reflect quantities as of 2021-Nov-16

Edition Qty
1994 9
1998 5
1999 40
2004 3
2005 3
2006 3
2008 4
2009 2

US orders in US funds please plus add $2.00 per Guide for higher shipping costs to the US. 

 

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.

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. 

Please note that not all items are currently in stock but we will be placing our next order on September 16th.

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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. 

Please note that not all items are currently in stock but we will be placing our next order on September 16th.

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Limited Quantities: Med (3)

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“OS Don” is the story of author John F. Mellow’s early years working for the Canadian Pacific Railway in southern Ontario, giving readers a 1960s front row seat as the Canadian railway industry transitioned from traditional Morse-code telegraphy and train-orders to the present age of computer-assisted operations.

Mellow’s career as a train-order operator began at Toronto’s Don station in 1963. Before recalling his own experiences there and elsewhere on the CPR, he presents the history of Don station and its role in the operations of steam and diesel era CPR and CNR trains through Toronto’s scenic Don Valley.

A hardcover book measuring 8-1/2” x 11”, it has 128 pages with more than 160 colour and black and white photographs, as well as maps, steam locomotive assignments and a glossary.

A publication of The Bytown Railway Society.

For orders outside Canada and the United States, please Contact Us for prices.

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$64.95 CAD taxes and shipping included.

      

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Picture of Hamilton's Other Railway BookThis 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.

$29.95 CAD ($34.95 USD for US orders)  taxes and shipping included.

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*Canadian Railroad Historical Association 2002 Book Award

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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.

$19.95 taxes and shipping included.

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 Picture of the Montreal Streetcars Volume 2: People and Places PublicationThis 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.

$14.95 taxes and shipping included.

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Canadian Railroad Historical Association 2006 Book Award

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Picture of the Montreal Streetcars Volume 3: Scenic Routes PublicationOur 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.

$19.95 taxes and shipping included.

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Picture of Montreal Streetcars Vol 4"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

$19.95 taxes and shipping included.

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