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New CD of Montreals Street Car System
Decouvrez pour la premiere fois revolution du
en commun de Montreal, sous la forme dun atlas
historique. Quelque 178 cartes, regroupant plus de 1300
modifications de circuits, racontent 80 annees dans
levolution de la metropole. Une encyclopedie unique, que
vous voudrez consulter
a lecran, ou imprimer sous forme de
volume practique. Fonctionne
sur tout ordinateur personnel
et avec tout genre dimprimante (couleur recommendee).
Ie plus familier du circuit vise apparait au
haut de la page. II est suivi de la date dentree en vigeur de
ce circuit et de sa date de termination sur ce graphique.
Labsence de date de terminaison signifie que ce circuit sest
prolongue au-dela de 1966. Les circuits anterieurs a 1923
etaient pas numerotes a lepoque) ont ete rapportes
au graphique Ie plus logique pour representer adequatement
a la retraite, Jacques Pharand a realise cette
impressionnante compilation. II est egalement I auteur de
plusieurs ouvrages relatant lhistoire du transport en commun
de Montreal et de Quebec.
Discover for the first time the evolution of the
Montreal transit network, in the form of an historical atlas.
Some 178 maps include more than 1300 route changes,
narrating 80 years in the evolution of the city from the days
of the horse cars to the eve of the opening of the Metro. A
unique encyclopedia you may consult on your monitor
screen, or print as a practical document. The user has the
choice of logging on in either English or French; both
languages are available on the same CD. It works with any
PC and with all printers (colour recommended).
Above: Montreal Tramways Company, car 1312 in 1929.
The most familiar line number appears at the top of
each graph and is followed by the implementation date of
this route and its demise, insofar as the graph is concerned.
of a termination date means that the route
Below: One of the maps to be found on this CD.
was maintained beyond 1966. Routes prior to
1923 (which were not numbered at the time) are
attached to the most logical graph showing this
retired engineer, Jacques Pharand
created this impressive compilation. He is also
of many books on the public transit
of Montreal and Quebec City.
Plice for single orders is $25.00 + $3.00
Price is in canadian funds in Canada
and US dollars for all other countries (that is USA
and abroad). Obtainable from:
2207 de Bruxelles Street
Personal checks accepted, but with the
usual lO-day banking clearance, thus bank drafts
and money orders are preferred. Unfortunately,
no credit cards are accepted.
Route 65 (1913-)
BLEU pALE (271) COTE DES NEtGES (1913·1925)
BLEU MOYEN (543) –COTE DES NEIGES (1925·1928)
–COTE DES NEIGES (1928-1949)
ORANGE _ COTE DES NEIGES 65 (1949-1955)
MALNE (258) __ COTE DES NEIGES 65 (1955 )
JANUARY-FEBRUARY2002 39 CANADIAN RAIL -486
The Business Car
LINDSAY MODEL RAILWAY SHOW 2002
The 28th annual Lindsay and District Model
Engineers Show will be held on Saturday and Sunday, April
6 and 7 2002 at the Victoria Park Armoury, 210 Kent Street
West, Lindsay, Ontario.
On Saturday the show will be open from 10:00 A.M.
to 5:00 PM., while on Sunday the hours are 10:00 A.M. to
Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and students,
$2 for children. For more information phone Wayne Lamb at
or Eric Potter at (705) 328-3749.
HELP NEEDED FOR EXHmITIONS
The curators of the Canadian Railway Museum are
presently researching for two temporary exhibitions for
which any outside help (info, stories, artifacts, documents
etc.) would be very much appreciated.
The exhibitions are:
The story of Canada through railway stamps, this
exhibition will also focus on mail traffic
by rail. In charge of
research is Josee Vallerand Uoseev@exporail.org).
Women and the railways
The story of railway women, especially Canadian but
also American, from the first ones hired in the 1830s in the
U.S. to contemporary trades. In charge
of research is Jean
Paul Viaud (email@example.com).
HELP NEEDED FOR NEW BOOK
Montreal writer Julie Gedeon is researching and
writing a book that will be called
Iron Ladies -The Role of
Women in Canadian Railways for McGill -Queens
University Press, and she needs your help. Julie is eager to
get in contact with women that worked for any
railways, whether in an office, on the tracks, aboard a train,
in a munitions shop during the war,
or any other capacity.
to speak to female carmen, engineers, secretaries,
comptometer and telegraph operators and so
wives that helped to maintain a station
or section of track
their husbands. She is also interested in journals,
newspaper clippings, photographs and other documented
sources of information about Canadian railway women. Julie
can be reached at P.O. Box 295, Roxboro, Que H8Y 3E9,
626-2475; fax: (514) 626-0952; or by e
Sudbury Electrics & Diesels is a new book on a rare
It is a look at the railway services for and by the nickel
copper mining companies
in the Sudbury region of northern
Ontario. Included are: International Nickel (INCO),
Falconbridge, Mond, British America Nickel and others; even
mine Operations of the CPR, CNR and Algoma
Eastern serving the mining industry are covered. Over a
of rail-related history is to be found here.
The book has 176 pages, with16
of them in colour. It
is 8 112 by 11 inches with a hard cover. There are 303 black
and white photos, 36 colour images, 26 maps and diagrams
nine locomotive rosters.
Price is $63.95, including postage. Cheque or money
order, no credit cards, from:
Nickel Belt Rails, Box 483, Station B, Sudbury, Ontario
FOLLOW UP ON DUCHESS OF CORNWALL & YORK
Mr. Ron Cooper of Gravenhurst, Ontario writes:
Ref. Canadian Rail #485, pages 194-195. My notes
(which could be wrong) show that the Duchess
and York was converted from one
of the Britannia cars #202,
203 or 204 (built in 1901) and later returned back to a regular
car. A further thing that has long
puzzled me is that the
photo on page 194 shows the car operating on the left side
of the street, but the lower photo, page 195, shows it operating
on the right side
of the street.
THE MAINE LINE
On December 15,
2001 Amtrak began
Boston (North Stat
ion) and Portland
Maine. The train is
called the Down
. easter and oper
. ates four times a day
in each direction.
This is Amtraks first train in the Pine Tree State, and is also
the first long-distance passenger train scheduled in Maine
since the demise
of VIAs ever-lamented Atlantic exactly
seven years before. These photos were taken on January
2002. One shows the I ~
Downeaster in Bos-.i!:t;~~~~~i~l;S,
ton, while tbe other~ F~~~WJl).J:l
shows a plaque on the
former Grand Trunk
building in Portland,
Portlands role in the
history of Canadian
Back cover top: CPR 2816 and its train at the Beaver
V211ey road crossing near Leanchoil B.C. on Saturday, September 22, 2001.
CPR photo by Roger
Back cover bottom: CPR 2816 hauling the special train around Morants Curve in Alberta on Sunday, September 23, 2001.
Note that diesel 3084 has been removed and 2816 is hauling the train unassisted. CPR photo
by Roger BUITOWS
This issue of Canadian Rail was delivered to the printer on FeblUary 19, 2002.