Links to Interesting Sites

I have found the following web sites to be particularly interesting and useful:

RAILWAYS IN OTTAWA AND EASTERN ONTARIO

  The Bytown Railway Society - Ottawa
The Canada Atlantic Railway Research Site by Rene Gourley
Railways of Eastern Ontario  - this contains accounts, in particular, of the Brockville, Westport and Sault Ste. Marie, the Bytown and Prescott and Brockville and Ottawa Railways.
The Cornwall Street Railway Light & Power Co.
Ottawa Valley Associated Railroaders
Ottawa Valley HOTRAK
Ottawa Valley Garden Railway Society
New York Central's Ottawa Division

Southern Ontario Railway Map Project
Brockville Railway Tunnel
Outaouais' Forest History  (In particular http://www.histoireforestiereoutaouais.ca/en/c24/ and http://www.histoireforestiereoutaouais.ca/en/c16/ )
Perth and District Historical Society   (In particular History of Perth Station by Eugene Kirkham  http://www.perthhs.org/documents/perth-railway-station.pdf

RESEARCH MATERIAL

 Altitudes in the Dominion of Canada 1915   A good source for railway and station locations This list altitudes, primarily along existing railways, showing stations and mileages.  http://scans.library.utoronto.ca/pdf/9/27/altitudesindom00whit/altitudesindom00whit.pdf
Ontario Land Registry Access  http://help.onland.ca/en/onland-is-here/
CNR in Ontario,  source of CNR and constituent company timetables -  http://www.cnr-in-ontario.com/     
Ontario Geneological Socitey Collections   http://vitacollections.ca/  collections from Ontario libraries, archives, museums, historical societies, community groups and government ministries. Good for Kingston British Whig newspaper.
  Canadian National Railways Synoptical History 1960
 Canadian Pacific list of designating numbers of stations 1 March 1966
  Statutory History of the Steam and Electric Railways of Canada 1836-1937 by Robert Dorman, Department of Transport 1939
Digitized by Google Books https://1drv.ms/b/s!AtV76TBeh9q9gZl77j0WdTxC_fSXlA
The maps, dated 1941, which were published later can be found at http://churcher.crcml.org/Map/Maps1941.html
  Statutory History of Railways in Canada 1836-1986 by Robert Dorman/D.E. Stoltz
  Clippings from the Train Stations in Carleton Place https://lindaseccaspina.wordpress.com/2018/05/03/clippings-from-the-train-stations-in-carleton-place/
  Bibliographical list of references to Canadian Railways 1829-1938 (Dominion Bureau of Statistics)
http://publications.gc.ca/site/archivee-archived.html?url=http://publications.gc.ca/collections/collection_2018/statcan/CS52-D-50-1938-eng.pdf
  Rise and fall of railway building in Ontario from the mid-1800s, University of Guelph 1992  https://archive.org/details/railwaylifecycle00bloo   

NEWSPAPERS  

 Digital Kingston  http://www.digitalkingston.ca/historic-newspapers/
 Toronto Public Library  must be a resident of Toronto or work in Toronto
     Toronto Star   https://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDMEDB0111&R=EDB0111
     Globe and Mail  https://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDMEDB0057&R=EDB0057
 Google Newspapers  https://news.google.com/newspapers
 Paper of Record by subscription  https://paperofrecord.hypernet.ca/default.asp Only local paper is the Perth Courier
 Newspapers.com by subscription.  https://www.newspapers.com/
Vankleek Hill Review (subscription) http://subscriber.pagesuite-professional.co.uk/subscribe.aspx?t=2135&eid=931fff80-a995-43ce-9932-e50072528395
The Almonte Gazette - On Line  http://mvtm.ca/the-almonte-gazette-online/
Arnprior Newspapers.  The Arnrior and McNab/Braeside Archives has a collection of newspapers 1865 t0 1937 digitized and avainable at:
https://search.adarchives.org/findingaid/newspapers  

 
MAPS AND AERIAL PHOTOS

 Topographic Maps On Line  Follow the link and change the last two digits in the URL to get maps from other years. http://www.banq.qc.ca/techno/recherche/collectionnumerique.html?keyword=topographique&nbResult=20&ajouterHistorique=oui&f_date_publication_f=1917
This site also has thousands of insurance plans for towns in Quebec. Enter insurance plans in the box at top right and search
http://numerique.banq.qc.ca/resultats

Ontario Topographic Maps - a good historical collection covering most of the province from the early 1900s to 1970s at 1:50000
https://ocul.on.ca/topomaps/collection/
Historical County Atlases of Ontario, mainly from around 1879 - https://digital.library.mcgill.ca/countyatlas/searchmapframes.php
 Aerial photos of Ottawa - Ottawa University  http//gsg.uottawa.ca/geo/airphotos/
 GeoOttawa with aerial map layers dating back to 1928 -  http://maps.ottawa.ca/geoottawa/         


MUSEUMS

 Railway Museum of Eastern Ontario  - Smiths Falls  http://rmeo.org/
Railway Heritage Park, Sharbot Lake  Material on the Kingston & Pembroke and Ontario & Quebec railways in the Sharbot Lake area  https://kickandpushca.wordpress.com/

RAILWAYS IN CANADA

The C. Robert Craig Memorial Library  located in Ottawa, contains a great deal of information relating to Canadian Railways.
   To log into the Library catalogue https://www.crcml.org/library/login.php

The Carillon & Grenville Railway Canada’s Last Broad Gauge by Jim Sandilands
Railway Association of Canada
Old Time Trains – an excellent resource with lots of information on Canadian Railway History.
CNR Ontario Research  a good source for information on CN railway stations in Ontario

Passenger Train Travels of Peter Dawes.
 
 Charles Cooper's Railway Pages  including Railway Gauges in Ontario

GENERAL RAILWAY

David Hills fascinating description about Sulzer locomotives in Bolivia
Climax Locomotives
Shay Locomotives
Geared Steam Locomotive Works
Railroads of Central America - Jan Pesula's interesting pages on railways in Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador.

GENERAL INTEREST AND TRAVEL

ByWard Market - Ottawa
Orpington Photo Archive An incredible collection of images of my home town, Orpington, Kent, England.

Updated 27 July 2018

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