About the Book's Quality

Sample page from the book Narrow Gauge Through the Bush with information on the Stations and Depots of the Toronto Grey & Bruce Railway of Ontario Canada
Page 138 "Stations and depots on the TG&BR mainlines" (Click image for a larger view)
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"This is quite simply the most magnificent book ever published on the history of Toronto railways. The depth of research is breathtaking and the presentation is excellent. The colour plates prepared specifically for this book are by themselves worth the cost of this publication. There is an ever shrinking number of railway historians willing to tackle the subject of 19th century railways in any detail even though almost all the rail infrastructure we use today was created during this period. Rod Clarke is to be commended for his significant contribution to railway scholarship." - Derek Boles, Historian for the Toronto Railway Historical Association and a published author on Canadian Railway History

Sample page from the book Narrow Gauge Through the Bush with information on the Stations and Depots of the Toronto Grey & Bruce Railway of Ontario Canada
Page 139 "Stations and depots on the TG&BR mainlines" (Click image for a larger view)
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Quality for a book of this caliber is measured in two primary ways. The first measure is the quality of the information gathered for inclusion in the book. Derek Boles' testimonial speaks to this. Click on the menu items at the right to understand the extensive coverage of the history of these railways and their locomotives, rolling stock, buildings, structures, maps and illustrations. The scope is breathtaking.

The second aspect of quality lies in the representation of the text, pictures, drawings and plans that are the major components of the book. Click on the images below to examine in detail a sampling of the excellent quality of the material presented in this wonderful book.

Sample Images

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Colour DrawingPicture
Sample coloured drawing from the book Narrow Gauge Through the Bush of the T&NR #9 "Shedden" and TG&BR #16 "Orangeville" of the Toronto & Nipissing Railway in Ontario Canada
Page 349 - T&NR #9 "Shedden" and TG&BR #16 "Orangeville"
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Sample picture from the book Narrow Gauge Through the Bush of the Locomotive #1 "Gordon" by Avonside of the Toronto, Grey and Bruce Railway in Ontario Canada
Page 189 - Toronto, Grey & Bruce Railway #1 "Gordon" by Avonside
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PlanMap
Sample picture from the book Narrow Gauge Through the Bush of the T&NR Smoking, Post Office and Baggage Car #1 of 1871 of the Toronto & Nipissing Railway in Ontario Canada
Page 313 Plans for T&NR Smoking, Post Office and Baggage Car #1 of 1871
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Sample map from the book Narrow Gauge Through the Bush of the Locomotive #1 "Gordon" by Avonside of the Toronto, Grey and Bruce Railway in Ontario Canada
Page 253 - Map of the TG&BR, T&NR & LSJR (1877) Archives of Ontario
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