Here are excerpts from a number of reviews from around the world of this wonderful new book:
Derek Boles, Historian for the Toronto Railway Historical Association (Canada)
"This is quite simply the most magnificent book ever published on the history of Toronto railways. Rod Clarke is to be commended for his significant contribution to railway scholarship."
Professor Alistair MacKenzie in '"Canadian Civil Engineer'. Spring 2008 (Canada)
"...a "tour de force" of railway engineering history which goes well beyond a simple history of these, the first passenger carrying Narrow Gauge Railroads in North America. This large, thorough and very readable book is a "must" for allinterested in Canadian Civil Engineering history."
Robert W. Brown, Editor, Narrow Gauge and Short Line Gazette (U.S.)
"...a beautiful and scholarly effort."
"This detailed and carefully researched book tells the story of two 3 foot 6 inch gauge railways that once ran north from Toronto. This is a very detailed and scholarly book full of great information for historians and great ideas for model builders."
Rails Canada: Canadian Rail Site Directory (Canada)
"...sets a new standard of excellence in Canadian railway books."
Ffestiniog Railway Society: Magazine (U.K.)
"The portrait of an Avonside double Fairlie on the cover of this large profusely illustrated book, signals that it is something special, and a perusal of the contents confirms that is indeed a considerable work of scholarship. It is obvious that extensive research has gone into compiling the history of these two pioneering 3' 6" gauge lines, and the result is one of the best books on the North American narrow-gauge to be published in recent years. Well written, comprehensive, well laid out, and with an excellent index, this book could serve as an object lesson to other writers about the narrow gauge. Highly recommended."
Camden Miniature Steam Services (U.K.)
"This monumental new history details the background to these two pioneering railways, their construction, operation and equipment. Canadian books are generally very high quality; this is just that!"
Light Rai1way Research Society of Australia
"This is a comprehensive history of the promotion, building and operation of two passenger carrying, 3 foot 6 inch gauge railways in Ontario, Canada. The print run is limited to 1,500. On that basis it will sell out quickly as it had excellent reviews in North America and the United Kingdom."