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Railways around the World
Non Railway Articles
Experiences of a Temporary Fireman - The Railway Magazine, December 1961.
The L.T. & S. 2-6-4 tanks - Railway World, May 1962.
The Train Brain Drain by Alan Road - The Guardian, 6 July 1968.
You Didn't See a Thing Did You - Branchline, January 1971.
How Tom Price met his match - Branchline, January 1972.
Preparing a meal railroad style - Branchline, April 1972.
Do it Yourself Bus Service - Transport Canada, December 1972.
Comments on the operation of 1057 - Branchline, September 1973.
1057 and all that - Branchline, October 1973.
The Next Train on Platform Four may Blow Up - Branchline, January 1974.
Put Her Back on the Way She Came Off - Branchline, March 1974.
Six Railwaymen in Search of the Russian Winter - Transport Canada, March-April 1974.
Russian Railways Studied by Carol Goar - Ottawa Citizen, May 1974
Shovel on a Little More Coal - Canadian Rail, June 1974.
All in a Night's Work - Branchline, December 1974.
1057 on the Mile Hill - Branchline, April 1975.
Signalbox Trainee - Branchline, September 1975.
How to Bend the Rules - Branchline, December 1975.
Notes from Northern Ontario - Branchline, April 1977.
One Trip with 1201 - Branchline, May 1977.
British Steam Notes - Branchline, September 1977.
Extract from Crew Supervisor's Report - Branchline, June 1978.
BRS Invades the Chateau Montebello - Branchline, June 1979.
The Ballad of Wristpin Bill - Branchline, December 1979.
There Must be a Better Way - Branchline, May 1980.
From the Pit - Branchline, August 1980.
The Paper War - Branchline, August 1980.
You Can't Do This on a Diesel - Branchline, April, 1981.
A Ride on the LRC - Branchline, May 1981.
Railway Wars - Part I, The Whistle War - Branchline, June/July 1981.
Railway Wars - Part II, The Great Chrysanthemum Crisis - Branchline, September 1981.
1201 Goes to Angus - unpublished, June 1981.
The Great Canadian Railway Trek - Part 1 - Branchline, October 1981.
Ab Sabourin's Last Trip - Branchline, November 1981.
The Great Canadian Railway Trek - Part 2 - Branchline, December 1981.
Clun Castle on the 1615 Paddington - Unpublished
So we called it "Churchill" instead. (St. Kitts Railway) - Branchline, January 1982.
The Great Canadian Railway Trek - Part 3 - Branchline, February, 1982.
The Great Canadian Railway Trek - Part 4 - Branchline, April 1982.
The Manual Block System (MBS) - Branchline, April 1982.
Railway Wars - III. The Wantage Tramway - Branchline, June/July 1982.
Thurso Doings - Branchline, December 1982.
Railway Wars - IV. The Kettle Caper and the Newspaper War.
The Evening Rush at Toronto - Branchline, June 1983.
Update on the St. Kitts Railway - Branchline, July/August 1983.
Railfan Attacks Duck - Branchline, November 1983.
Branchline Abandonments - Branchline, April 1984.
16,000 tons on the Mountain Subdivision - Branchline, July-August 1984.
The Home Computer and the Railfan - Branchline, October 1984
God's Wonderful 3461 - Branchline, March 1985.
Cleaning GWR Locomotives - Branchline, July/August 1985.
More Great Westernry - Branchline, July/August 1985.
Sapucay - Branchline, September 1985.
Other Related Duties - Branchline October 1985.
Ab. Sabourin's Last Trip - Trains, November 1985.
Snowplow Extra - Thurso Style - Branchline, April 1986.
1000th GM Unit to CP Rail - Branchline, July/August 1986.
A Week on British Railways - Branchline, November 1986.
Don't Pet the Rattlesnakes - Branchline, January 1987.
Time for a Railway History Data Base - March 1987.
Computer Aided MBS - Branchline, March 1987.
CP Rail Abandons Rogers Pass Tunnel Project - Branchline, April 1987.
That's Nice. Choo. Choo! - Branchline, May 1987.
The Arnprior Dinkey - Branchline, June 1987.
VIA's Money Back Guarantee - Branchline, July/August 1987.
Hudson Bay Trials - Branchline, January 1988.
The Salmon River & Northern Railway - Branchline, May 1988.
"Click!" - Branchline, September 1988.
In Search of Hydro Locomotives - Branchline, September 1988.
Welsh Quarry Locomotives - Branchline, May 1988.
On the Runners - Branchline, November 1988.
The Disappearing Bridge - Branchline, January 1989.
On the Stoppers - Branchline, May 1989.
Brave Act - Full Career - Transport Canada, July - August 1990.
Boarding and Leaving the Train - Branchline, November 1990.
Barnhard Log Loaders - Branchline, December 1990.
Great Northern, Great Eastern, Great Scott! - Branchline, December 1990
Behind the Listings - The Plymouth Cordage Compressed Air Locomotive (with Brian Westhouse) - Branchline February 1991.
The Thurso and Nation Valley Railway - A Requiem - Branchline, June 1991.
Locomotive Fireman - Shoeburyness - Steam Days, June 1992.
Clandestine Journey - Steam Days, August 1992.
Reading Fireman - Steam Days, September 1992.
Thurso Railway Remains - Branchline, September 1992.
A Castle on the Worcester Road - Steam Days, May 1993.
Greater Winnipeg Water District Railway - An Addendum - Branchline, October 1993.
Clun Castle - Branchline, October 1994.
Comments on the use of Thurso and Nation Valley Railway Car 27. - Branchline, February, 1995.
Diesel Dawn - A Personal Experience of the Transition from Steam to Diesel - British Railways Illustrated, April 1995.
A Ride to Toronto - Branchline, November 1995.
The Pacific Starlight Dinner Train - Branchline, July-August, 1997.
Toronto to Ottawa in the Ice Storm - Branchline, February 1998.
Rehabilitation of the Panama Railroad - Branchline, December 1999.
The Alfred Peat Bog Railway - Branchline, May 2000.
Standoff at Hurdman - Branchline, July-August 2000.
The Centenary of the Interprovincial Bridge - Branchline, February 2001.
The Russell Shale Brick Railway - Branchline, June 2001.
Sir John A. MacDonald's Funeral Train - Branchline, November 2001.
Wanderings of a Railfan Aviator - Branchline, March 2002.
Head on at Deschenes - Branchline, April 2002.
First Class on the Locomotive - May 2003.
Break of Gauge at Prescott Junction - Branchline, June 2003.
The New York Central in the Ottawa Valley - the Ottawa and New York Railway - paper for the NMRA Maple Leaf 2003 Convention, July 13-20, 2003.
Travels in Bolivia - The Interchange, Summer 2003.
McLachlin's Dinkey at Arnprior - Branchline, October 2003.
The Canada Atlantic Railway Elgin Street (Ottawa) Station (with David Jeanes) - Branchline, February 2004.
Stone Haul on the Ottawa and Prescott - Branchline, February 2004.
The Mattingly Collection in the Canada Science and Technology Museum (with Bob Moore) - Branchline, April 2004.
The Canada Atlantic Railway Elgin Street (Ottawa) Station - A Postscript (with David Jeanes) - Branchline May 2004.
The First Railway to Aylmer - Branchline, September 2004.
The Rideau Canal Accident - Branchline, November 2004.
The Sussex Street Station, Ottawa - Branchline, December 2004.
The First Railway in Ottawa - Branchline, February 2005.
The Change of Gauge on the Canada Central Railway - Branchline, April 2005.
Locomotive Engineer William McFall - A True Hero - Branchline, May 2005.
Blocking a Crossing - The Interchange, May 2005.
Turn that Locomotive - The Interchange, June 2005.
The Demise of the VIA FPA-4s. - Branchline, October 2005.
Blocking Trains - The Interchange, December 2005.
125th Anniversary of the Prince of Wales Bridge - Branchline, January 2006.
Ottawa Valley Mail Crane Problems - Branchine, January 2006.
Russell's Railroad - Branchline, January 2006.
Rebuilding of the Prince of Wales Bridge in 1926-27 - Branchline, February 2006
Close Encounter with a King - Branchline, March 2006.
Shantymen Snipets - Branchline, April 2006.
Slow Train - Branchline, May 2006.
Benched Steam Locomotives - Branchline, June 2006.
CPR train No.532. Ottawa to Maniwaki Division. - Branchline, June 2006
Eulogy for Ken Healy - Interchange, September 2006
The Union Forwarding Company Railway - The First Railway in the Ottawa Valley. The Horse Railway that ran a Royal Train. - Branchline, July-August 2006.
Ab Sabourin's Last Run - Branchline November 2006 (reprinted from November 1981 Branchline)
The Interlocking at Bedell - Branchline, January 2007.
Another Local Hero (Merland J. Bennett) - Branchline, February 2007.
The Sample Car - The Interchange, April 2007.
Fuelled by Wood - Branchline, May 2007.
Station Gardens - Branchline, May 2007.
The Ultimate in Grafitti - The Interchange, May 2007.
Rideau Junction - Branchline, September 2007.
Three Bridges: Moveable, Immovable and Removable! - The Interchange, September 2007.
How did locomotive crews cope in the Severn Tunnel? - Steam World, September 2007.
Oh! Mr. Wheel Tapper - The Interchange, November 2007.
The Pontiac and Renfrew Railway - the Railway to the Bristol Mines - Branchline, December 2007.
All Change at Prescott Junction - Ottawa Central Railway, Spareboard, December 2007.
A Grand Trunk Artifact Found in Ottawa (with the Ottawa Railway History Circle) - Branchline, January 2008.
An Update on the St. Kitts Railway - Branchline, February 2008.
The Bridge over the South Nation River at Casselman - Ottawa Central Railway, Spareboard, January 2008.
Local Hero - Alfred Parkes - Branchline, February 2008.
The Rear-End Collision on the Bridge at Casselman - Ottawa Central Railway, Spareboard, February 2008.
The Bridge over the Ottawa River at Fitzroy - Ottawa Central Railway, Spareboard, March 2008.
To Err is Human - Cornfield Meet at Woodlawn - Ottawa Central Railway, Spareboard, April 2008.
The Three Rs - Part One - Ottawa Central Railway, Spareboard, May 2008.
The Three Rs - Part Two - Ottawa Central Railway, Spareboard, June 2008.
It's later than You Think. How do you preserve your collection for posterity? - Branchline, June 2008.
The Canadian Northern Railway Rideau River bridge, Ottawa - Branchline, July-August 2008.
The Nepean Junction Mystery - Ottawa Central Railway, Spareboard, July 2008.
Out of Gas - Ottawa Central Railway, Spareboard, August 2008.
Ottawa West - Ottawa Central Railway, Spareboard, September 2008.
The Canadian Northern Railway Bridge over the South Nation River, or How Not to Build a Bridge - Branchline, December 2008.
Peat Bog Locomotives - Branchline, December 2008.
Trials and Tribulation of Railway Inspections - The Interchange, December 2008.
Harry McLean's Dominion Construction and Grenville Crushed Rock Operations at Deeks - Branchline, January 2009.
The Strangest Train Order - The Interchange, February 2009.
Butting Out - The Interchange, March 2009.
Bridge over Green's Creek - Branchline, March 2009.
Local Hero - Arthur Guertin - Branchline, March 2009.
Ottawa Valley HOTRAK - Interchange, April, 2009.
Take a Broom to Work - Interchange, May 2009.
Railroaders - Interchange, June 2009.
Signalbox and Interlocking Etiquette - Interchange, October 2009.
Sussex Street Station, Ottawa - A Follow Up. - Branchline, November 2009.
Gauge Problems - Interchange, November 2009.
High Speed Trains in England - Interchange, December 2009
Locomotives named "Ottawa" - Branchline, March 2010.
Vegetation Comes to the Fern Valley Railway - Interchange, March 2010
Broad Gauge Relics in the Azores - Branchline, May 2010
A Boy's Experience on the Old Bytown and Prescott in the 1860s - Branchline, May 2010
Go Ahead and Back Up - Interchange, May 2010.
Railway Stories from the Ottawa Citizen - Branchline, June 2010
Railway Tea Tales - Cold Tea: The Strike - The Interchange June 2010
Fake Figure and Red Paint Gave Watchman a Bad Scare - Branchline, July - August, 2010
The Engineer Also Acted as Fireman - Branchline, September 2010
The Bear Said "Ba-Ba" Yet Phil Roy Ran - Branchline, October 2010
How to combat Trespassers - The Interchange, November 2010
Close Call on the Hull Electric - Branchline, November 2010
The Very First Railway in Ottawa - Branchline, November 2010
Railway Tea Tales - Taking Tea in Argentina - The Interchange, January 2011
First Train over the Bonnechere Bridge at Renfrew - Branchline, January 2011
The Nosbonsing and Nipissing Railway - Branchline, May 2014
Bell Locomotives in Canada - Branchline, June 2014
Mclaurin's Mill, Templeton, QC - Branchline, July-August 2014.
Exploding Whistles - Interchange September 2014
The Statfold Barn Railway - Branchline December 2014
Dirty Tricks - Interchange March 2015
The Sons of Martha Cairns - the Tenth Cairn - Branchline also Interchange April 2015
Now it Can be Revealed - 1057 derailed at Bells Junction - Branchline June 2015
Now It Can Be Revealed - 1057 Runs Over a Derail at Wakefield - Branchline July/August 2015
What's in a Name? Northern Alberta Railways GMD-1s. - OVAR The Interchange June 2015
Assistant Station Manager - Reading - Unpublished
Pigeon Traffic - Interchange September 2015
How I Became Hooked - Interchange December 2015
The Cental Railway of Canada - Branchline November/December 2015
My Very Own Train - Branchline November/December 2015
The Price of a Ride- Interchange, May 2016
The Winnipegosis Mixed - Branchline March/April 2016
Taking Down a Layout - Interchange June 2016
Playing Both Ends Against the Middle - Interchange May 2017
Steam Locomotive Fire Cleaning - OVAR Interchange March 2019
Tales in OVAR's Back Yard - The First Derailment on the Parry Sound Railway - OVAR Interchange, May 2019
The Coal Trestle - OVAR Interchange September 2019
Potentially Serious Accident on the Hull Electric Railway In Ottawa - OVAR Interchange March 2020