Canadian Trackside Guide

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Postby nydepot » Wed May 02, 2007 6:22 pm

There used to be a Canadian Railfan Guide that was updated year. It was soft cover and fairly thick. It covered the current railroads in Canada, class I, regional, and shortline. There were timetables, mileposts, signal descriptions, museums, museum rosters, and maps.

What was the name of it and it is still published? Thanks.

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Postby 2spot » Wed May 02, 2007 8:23 pm

The Canadian Trackside Guide is published each year by the Bytown Railway Society. The 2007 edition came out recently. See Bytowns homepage at http://www.bytownrailwaysociety.ca/ , you can get their publications directly.
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Re: Canadian Rail Guide

Postby Alcoman » Tue Dec 09, 2008 12:27 pm

I have 2 used copies for sale; (1 2005 and 1 2007) if anyone is interested. Both in excellent condition. Contact me off list.
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Canadian Trackside Guide

Postby transit man » Wed Aug 05, 2009 8:28 pm

I'll be visiting the Toronto area shortly and want to purchase the 2009 edition of the Canadian Trackside Guide. Can anyone suggest hobby shops in the GTA where I could obtain a copy?
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Re: Canadian Trackside Guide

Postby Ken V » Wed Aug 05, 2009 10:28 pm

Many hobby shops in the Toronto area carry the Trackside Guide but some only order a small quantity and sell out early. I can't say which ones would still have it in stock so you may have to call around. A couple of suggestions are George's Trains in Markham (apparently their Toronto location has recently closed) or Credit Valley Railway in Streetsville (Mississauga). You can also check the Yellow Pages for other model train stores in the area.
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Re: Canadian Trackside Guide

Postby transit man » Mon Aug 17, 2009 2:52 pm

Ken V:

Based on your suggestion, I contacted George's Trains and asked them to hold a copy for me which I picked up last Friday. Thanks for the tip!!
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Re: Canadian Trackside Guide

Postby miklin » Tue Feb 23, 2010 6:40 pm

don't look for a 2010 edition anytime soon. The 2009 edition did not sell out and the Bytown Railway Society, in their "Branchline" monthly indicated that, as most fans buy it every couple years, they may cutback to every second year or something along that line.
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Re: Canadian Trackside Guide

Postby Ken V » Tue Feb 23, 2010 8:00 pm

miklin wrote:don't look for a 2010 edition anytime soon. The 2009 edition did not sell out and the Bytown Railway Society, in their "Branchline" monthly indicated that, as most fans buy it every couple years, they may cutback to every second year or something along that line.

That would be unfortunate. I, for one, have bought a copy of the Trackside Guide every year since 1995.
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Re: Canadian Trackside Guide

Postby miklin » Tue Mar 09, 2010 4:09 pm

it sounds like we can look for a combined 2010/2011 edition in the Fall. Their monthly newsmagazine "Branchline" is an excellent source for updates.
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Re: Canadian Trackside Guide

Postby Alcoman » Thu Dec 22, 2011 8:41 pm

I have a question for any Canadian experts.

I noticed in the 2011 edition, there is no listing for: ALLIED CHEMICAL/GENERAL CHEMICAL

Does this Company exist? If so what is their current ALCO Roster?

If not, what happen to all the ALCO's they had?
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