Rails Across Ontario: Exploring Ontario's Railway Heritage (Paperback)

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Explore Ontario's rich railway heritage -- from stations and hotels to train rides, bridges, water towers, and roundhouses.

Rails Across Ontario will take the reader back to a time when the railway ruled the economy and the landscape.

Read about historic stations, railway museums, heritage train rides, and historic bridges. Follow old rail lines along Ontario's most popular rail trails. Find out where steam engines still puff across farm fields and where historic train coaches lead deep into the wilds of Ontario's scenic north country. Discover long forgotten but once vital railway structures, such as roundhouses, coal docks, and water towers. Learn about regular VIA Rail routes that follow some of the province's oldest rail lines and pass some of its most historic stations, including one that has operated continuously since 1857.

About the Author


Ron Brown is a geographer and freelance travel writer. He has published more than twenty books, including Rails Across the Prairies, The Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore, and Back Roads of Ontario. He is past chair of the Writers' Union of Canada and leads bus tours to Ontario's many unusual sights. He lives in Toronto


Product Details
ISBN: 9781459707535
ISBN-10: 1459707532
Publisher: Dundurn Group
Publication Date: November 12th, 2013
Pages: 216
Language: English