Books - CNRHA

By: Cn Lines  09-12-2011

Canadian National Railways Diesel Locomotives

The Canadian National Railways Historical Association (formerly the CN Lines SIG), in co-operation with the Canada Science & Technology Museum, is proud to announce the publication of this long-anticipated project. Volume 1 will be published in December 2011 and Volume 2 will follow in December 2012.

Authoritative and engaging text by Ken Goslett, Kevin J. Holland, Glenn Courtney and a team of contributing authors is based on years of archival research and presents the definitive story of Canadian National's transition from steam to diesel, and the eight- decade evolution of the railway's vast diesel fleet.

Learn how CNR management of the 1920s led the railway industry in embracing internal-combustion locomotives, how the first major steps toward full dieselization were taken in the late 1940s, and why the process took more than a decade to complete on Canadian National and its Grand Trunk, Central Vermont, Grand Trunk Western, and Duluth, Winnipeg & Pacific components.

Accompanying the behind-the-scenes story of CNR dieselization, summaries of individual locomotive types provide information and photographs of particular interest to modellers.

Comprehensive photographic coverage includes images from the railway's and builders' files, as well as the work of some of North America's most renowned photographers. Roster-type views are augmented by trackside scenes that illustrate the geographic and operational challenges facing the railway's locomotives and crews from coast to coast.

Read more in the . To the left are several sample pages.

Canadian National’s Western Stations

Canadian National's Western Stations by Charles Bohi and Les Kozma, Fitzhenry and Whiteside, Markham Ontario, 2002, ISBN 1-55041-632-4. Copies of this timeless book may be available at book stores and hobby shops, and through online retailers such as eBay Canada, Chapters and Indigo, and others.

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Data Packs - CNRHA

Locomotive road names and numbers operating on the Sherbrooke subdivision, January to July, 1934 and locomotives that appeared on the CNR in Island Pond, VT between January 1923 and October 1956. This is a package of 76 drawings from O-SHO-ME, George A. McLean, Tom Fred, and the CNR showing various structures and trestles, including a selection of downtown Winnipeg buildings. April 1967 and cabooseless trains implementation schedule 1990-92.


Products - CNRHA

One of CNRHA's successful projects was the publication in 1998 of the book, Across the Canadian Shield, CNR Main Line Railroading in the mid 1950s. Other CNRHA products are produced in limited quantities and are not necessarily reordered when the original quantity is sold out. The CNRHA takes on projects to serve the interests of its members and others interested in Canadian National.