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SIR CASIMIR STANISLAUS GZOWSKI: A BIOGRAPHY.

by Kos-Rabcewicz-Zubkowski, Ludwik and Greening, William Edward.

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1959
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First Edition
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Toronto: Burns & MacEachern / Engineering Institute of Canada , 1959. 213 pp, 8 1/2" H. B&w illustrations, family tree. Contents: Foreword; The Polish background and the youth of Gzowski; Early struggles in the United States; Gzowski arrives in Canada / His work as Superintendant of roads and waterways in the London district of Upper Canada; Gzowski's railway activities;… Read more
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THE DOMINION OF CANADA WITH NEWFOUNDLAND AND AN EXCURSION TO ALASKA. HANDBOOK FOR TRAVELLERS. FOURTH REVISED AND AUGMENTED EDITION. (BAEDEKER'S CANADA.)

by Baedeker, Karl.

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Published
1922
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Fourth Revised and Augmented Edition.
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Leipzig: Karl Baedeker, 1922. 420 pp, 6 1/4" H, red cloth over card covers, gilt titling on spine and front board, blind stamping to spine and covers, text block edges marbled, two ribbon book marks. 14 maps (some fold-out) and 12 plans (all present). The fourth and final edition. A paper label pasted on the title page gives addresses… Read more
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THE DOMINION OF CANADA WITH NEWFOUNDLAND AND AN EXCURSION TO ALASKA. HANDBOOK FOR TRAVELLERS. SECOND REVISED EDITION. (BAEDEKER'S CANADA.)

by Baedeker, Karl.

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Published
1900
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Second Revised Edition.
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Leipsic: Karl Baedeker, 1900. 268 pp, 6 1/4" H, red cloth over card covers, gilt titling on spine and front board, blind stamping to spine and covers, text block edges marbled, ribbon book mark. 10 maps (some fold-out) and 7 plans (all present). The introductory section includes a "Geographical and Geological Sketch" by G.M. Dawson and "Sports and Pastimes", by… Read more
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THE DOMINION OF CANADA WITH NEWFOUNDLAND AND AN EXCURSION TO ALASKA. HANDBOOK FOR TRAVELLERS. (BAEDEKER'S CANADA.) FIRST EDITION.

by Baedeker, Karl.

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Published
1894
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First Edition
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Leipsic: Karl Baedeker, 1894. 254 pp, 6 1/4" H, red cloth over card covers, gilt titling on spine and front board, blind stamping to spine and covers, text block edges marbled. 10 maps (some fold-out) and 7 plans (all present, although the map listed as at page 33 is actually at page 60, opposite the appropriate text). The introductory section… Read more
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THE DOMINION OF CANADA WITH NEWFOUNDLAND AND AN EXCURSION TO ALASKA. HANDBOOK FOR TRAVELLERS. THIRD REVISED AND AUGMENTED EDITION. (BAEDEKER'S CANADA.)

by Baedeker, Karl.

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Published
1907
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Third Revised and Augmented Edition.
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Leipzig: Karl Baedeker, 1907. 331 pp, 6 5/16" H, red cloth over card covers, gilt titling on spine and front board, blind stamping to spine and covers, text block edges marbled, two ribbon book marks. 13 maps (some fold-out) and 12 plans (all present). The introductory section includes a "Geographical and Geological Sketch" by G.M. Dawson and "Sports and… Read more
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image of ALBERTA HISTORY.  VOLUME 25, NUMBERS 2-4 (SPRING/SUMMER/AUTUMN 1977), VOLUME 26, NUMBERS 1-4 (WINTER/SPRING/SUMMER/AUTUMN 1978), VOLUME 27, NUMBERS 1 & 2 (WINTER/SPRING 1979), VOLUME 28, NUMBER 1 (WINTER 1980).  10 NUMBERS IN TOTAL.

ALBERTA HISTORY. VOLUME 25, NUMBERS 2-4 (SPRING/SUMMER/AUTUMN 1977), VOLUME 26, NUMBERS 1-4 (WINTER/SPRING/SUMMER/AUTUMN 1978), VOLUME 27, NUMBERS 1 & 2 (WINTER/SPRING 1979), VOLUME 28, NUMBER 1 (WINTER 1980). 10 NUMBERS IN TOTAL.

by Dempsey, Hugh A., Editor. Donald B. Smith, J.W. Chalmers, L.J. Wilson, D.J. Hall, C.E.D. Wood, john Liss, W.T. Williamson, Elise A. Corbet, Tom M. Henson, Terry L. Chapman, Rolf, T. Lund, Colin A. Thomson, Eric, J. Holmgren, Anne B. Woywitka, et al.

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Calgary, Alberta: Historical Society of Alberta 10 numbers of Alberta History, running from Spring 1977 to Spring 1979 plus Winter 1980, 10" H, each 40 pp. Colour pictorial covers, b&w photographs, drawings, maps, political cartoons. Articles cover: Half-Breed Commission; 1919 Royal Visit; Treaty No. 6; Road to Banff, 1890; Tom Kerr; Ku Klux Klan; Early Eugenics Movement;… Read more
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image of THE GALTS: A CANADIAN ODYSSEY.  VOLUME 2:  ALEXANDER TILLOCH GALT 1817-1893, ELLIOTT TORRANCE GALT 1850-1928.

THE GALTS: A CANADIAN ODYSSEY. VOLUME 2: ALEXANDER TILLOCH GALT 1817-1893, ELLIOTT TORRANCE GALT 1850-1928.

by Timothy, H.B. (Hamilton Baird Timothy.)

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Published
1984
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First Edition
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9780771084546
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Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1984. 221 pp, 9 1/4" H. "Sir Alexander began his career as a land-developer and railroad man in the Eastern Townships and ended it, fifty years later, as a major force in the settlement and resource development of southern Alberta. He was the first man to publicly recommend the Confederation of Canada; he served as… Read more
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ADDRESSES DELIVERED BEFORE THE CANADIAN CLUB OF TORONTO. SEASON 1908-09. (PROCEEDINGS OF THE CANADIAN CLUB, TORONTO FOR THE YEAR 1908-1909). VOLUME VI.

by Northcliffe, Lord; Milner, Viscount; Fernow, B.E., Prof.; James, C.C.; Leonard, J.A., Dr.; Spence, F.S.; Muensterberg, Hugh, Prof.; Miller, W.G., Prof.; Sexton, Frederick H., Dr.; Lawrence, Fred S.; Knight, J.P.; Whitney, James P., Sir; et al.

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Published
1909
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Good-
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Toronto: Warwick Bro's and Rutter, 1909. 153 pp, 8 5/8" H. Contents: Our Business Partner, John Bull; The Imperial Question; The Truth as to the Timber Situation; The Agricultural Problems of Ontario; The Reformatory Idea; Some Suggestions as to Toronto's Street Railway Problem; Moral Bi-Metallism; The Right and Wrong of the Prohibition Movement; The Mineral Resources of Canada;… Read more
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image of THE TOUR THROUGH CANADA OF HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS THE PRINCE OF WALES, AUGUST-OCTOBER: 1919.  EMBRACING THAT PORTION OF THE GRAND TRUNK SYSTEM IN THE PROVINCES OF ONTARIO AND QUEBEC TRAVERSED BY HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS.  ANNOTATED TIMETABLE.

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Montreal: Grand Trunk Railway, 1919. 63, (3) pp + b&w plates and folding map at rear, 9 1/2" H. White spine with gilt lettering, brown paper-covered board with gilt lettering/decoration, black & gilt crest on front board, brown endpapers. 27 b&w plates with tissueguards bearing captions in red. An annotated timetable of the route taken by the… Read more
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THE HISTORY OF CANADA.

by McNaught, Kenneth.

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1970
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First Edition
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New York: Praeger, 1970. 336 pp, 8 3/4" H. B&w maps. "The history of Canada is the story of an ever expanding frontier and of the attempt to create a new nation in the face of enormous physical and human obstacles. (The author) follows this development from the very first probings of the tiny bands of explorers, missionaries,… Read more
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LOGGING BY RAIL: THE BRITISH COLUMBIA STORY.

by Turner, Robert D.

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Published
1990
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Second Printing
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9781550390186
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Victoria, British Columbia: Sono Nis Press, 1990. 326 pp, 11 1/4" H. Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w photographs, maps, plans. Chapter headings: The First Logging Lines in British Columbia; Steam in the Woods; Rolling Stock, Camps, Trestles and Skidders; Depression, Heyday and Decline; Steam's Finale; The Diesel Years; Epilogue; Appendix: Preserved British Columbia Logging Locomotives; Reference… Read more
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THE PEOPLE'S RAILWAY: A HISTORY OF CANADIAN NATIONAL.

by MacKay, Donald.

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Published
1992
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Second Printing
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9781550540628
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Vancouver: Douglas & McIntyre, 1992. 328 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4" H). B&w photographs, maps, graphs, reproductions. "The story of railways in Canada is the history of the country itself, and no railway has had a history more entwined with the politics of the nation than Canadian National. Donald MacKay captures the drama of the CN story… Read more
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image of OCEAN TO OCEAN:  SANDFORD FLEMING'S EXPEDITION THROUGH CANADA IN 1872.  BEING A DIARY KEPT DURING A JOURNEY FROM THE ATLANTIC TO THE PACIFIC WITH THE EXPEDITION OF THE ENGINEER-IN-CHIEF OF THE CANADIAN PACIFIC AND INTERCOLONIAL RAILWAY.

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Toronto: Coles, 1970. 371 pp, 8 1/2" H. Facsimile reprint of the James Campbell, Toronto, edition of 1873 - part of the Coles Canadiana Collection. Maroon boards with black title block, gold lettering/banding on spine, gold lettering/banding on front board. B&w illustrations, maps. Minor cracking in gutter of copyright/preface pages, very small light stain at top… Read more
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image of THE RAILWAYS OF CANADA FOR 1870-1, SHEWING THE PROGRESS, MILEAGE, COST OF CONSTRUCTION, THE STOCKS, BONDS, TRAFFIC, EARNINGS, EXPENSES, AND ORGANIZATION OF THE RAILWAYS OF THE DOMINION.

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Toronto: Coles, 1970. 213 pp, 8 1/2" H. Facsimile reprint of the Monetary Times, Toronto, edition of 1871 - part of the Coles Canadiana Collection. Maroon boards with black title block, gold lettering/banding on spine, gold lettering/banding on front board. Tables, period advertisements. Title continues, "Also, A Sketch of the Difficulties Incident to Transportation in Canada… Read more
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NORTH AMERICAN RAILROAD STATIONS.

by Cavalier, Julian. Edited, with foreword by Frederick A. Platt.

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Published
1979
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ISBN
9780498021213
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Cranbury, New Jersey: A.S. Barnes, 1979. 215 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H). "Railway stations are of great interest for their variety of styles and architectural designs, as well as for their historical aspects, many of which had pioneered the opening up of new communities in the past. One of the objects of this work is to show, pictorially, the… Read more
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THE INTERCITY ELECTRIC RAILWAY INDUSTRY IN CANADA.

by Due, John F.

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Published
1966
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First Edition
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Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1966. 118 pp, 10 1/8" H. Canadian Studies in Economics No.18. B&w photographs, maps, tables, graphs. "The intercity electric railway industry in Canada, which began in 1887, ended in 1959. Peak interest in the industry was between 1910 and 1920, the era of Sir Adam Beck's projected radial network that would… Read more
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KEEP 'EM ROLLING: THE STORY OF TORONTO'S SPADINA ROUNDHOUSE AS SEEN THROUGH THE CAMERA OF HARRY WATSON 1923-1966.

by Watson, Ron.

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Published
1984
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First Edition
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9780919822634
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Erin, Ontario: Boston Mills Press, 1984. 140 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions, technical drawings. Harry Watson spent over forty-three years with the Canadian National Railways and, as an avid photographer, recorded the various steam and diesel locomotives, working areas, structures and people of the Spadina Roundhouse. His son, the author, has… Read more
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MIND THE DOORS PLEASE: THE STORY OF TORONTO AND ITS STREETCARS.

by Partridge, Larry.

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Published
1984
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Very Good
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2nd Printing
ISBN
9780919822627
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Erin, Ontario: Boston Mills Press, 1984. 120 pp, 11 1/4" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions, technical drawings, pictorial endpapers. "Although the (TTC) system uses buses and subways, it is the streetcar operations that attract the most railfan attention. Streetcars have been a part of Toronto's landscape for over a century. From the first horsecars… Read more
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SASKATOON'S ELECTRIC TRANSIT: THE STORY OF SASKATOON'S STREEETCARS AND TROLLEY BUSES.

by Wayman, Easten.

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Published
1988
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Near Fine
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First Edition
ISBN
9780919130425
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Hawkesbury, Ontario: Railfare, 1988. 96 pp, 12" H. Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w photographs, maps. "(T)he story of the Saskatchewan Municipal Railway, from its inception on January 1, 1913 (when 5200 people rode the new mode of transport), to the final runs of streetcars on November 10, 1951, and of trolley buses on May 10, 1974. The… Read more
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Toronto: Canadian National, 1939. 9 1/4" H x 25" W sheet, with five folds creating 12 numbered panels. Details cancelled, altered and special train services during King George VI and Queen Elizabeth's visit to Ottawa, Kingston, Toronto, Port Arthur and Thunder Bay from May 17th to May 23rd, 1939. Postage for this light item will be reduced to… Read more
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