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Books on Train-related Subjects


Northwest Rebellion

Ages 11 to 15
Soldier Boys, by David Richards. Saskatoon: Thistledown Press, ©1993. 254 p.

Opening the West

Ages 8 to 12
Ticket to Curlew, by Celia Lottridge, illustrated by Wendy Wolsak-Frith. Vancouver: A Groundwood Book, Douglas & McIntyre, 1994, ©1992. 144 p.

Ages 9 to 12
Wings to Fly, by Celia Lottridge, illustrated by Mary Jane Gerber. Vancouver: A Groundwood Book, Douglas & McIntyre, 1994, ©1992. XX p.


Ages 8 to 12
Ellen: Hobo Jungle, by Dorothy Joan Harris. Toronto: Penguin Books, ©2002. 72 p.

Building a Railway

Ages 6 to 10
Big Book of Trains, by National Railway Museum, York, England. Markham, Ont.: Scholastic Canada, ©1998. 32 p.

Ages 8 to 12
The Kids Book of Canada’s Railway and How the CPR Was Built, by Deborah Hodge, illustrated by John Mantha. Toronto: Kids Can Press, ©2000. 48 p.

Ages 9 to 12
A Ribbon of Shining Steel: the Railway Diary of Kate Cameron, by Julie Lawson. Markham, Ont.: Scholastic Canada, ©2002. 204 p.

Ages 8 to 12
Trains, by Angela Royston, photographs by Dave King, illustrated by Jane Cradock-Watson and Dave Hopkins. Toronto: Douglas & McIntyre, ©1992. 21 p.


Ages 8 to 12
Ghost Train, by Paul Yee, illustrated by Harvey Chan. Vancouver: A Groundwood Book / Douglas & McIntyre, ©1996. 30 p.

Ages 11 to 14
White Jade Tiger, by Julie Lawson. Victoria: B.C.: Beach Holme Pub., ©1993. 164 p.

Sandford Fleming

Ages 8 to 12
Sandford Fleming: Railway Builder, by Michael Webb. Toronto: Copp Clark Pitman, ©1993. 28 p.

School Trains

Ages 8 to 12
Strange School, Secret Wish, by Bernice Gold. Vancouver: Beach Holme Pub., ©2001. 120 p.

Silk Trains

Ages 5 to 9
Emma and the Silk Train, by Julie Lawson, illustrated by Paul Mombourquette. Toronto: Kids Can Press, ©1997. 32 p.

Buffalo Hunt

Ages 8 to 12
Angelique: Buffalo Hunt, by Cora Taylor. Toronto: Penguin, 2002. 85 p.


The Adventure Train! Virtual Museum of Canada

This interactive game is based on Canada’s railway history.

Canadian National Railway Historic Photograph Collection

A collection of images that portrays Canada’s railway history, brought together by the National Museum of Science and Technology, Canadian National Railway and Industry Canada.

Canadian Pacific Railway Archives
Contains a brief history of the CPR and an image gallery with photographs and graphic art, depicting such topics as communities, building the railway, trains, people, tourism, and colonization.

Canadian Railroad Historical Association
Contains Association news, information on its publication Canadian Rail and the Association’s Archives/Library, as well as a link to the Canadian Railway Museum.

Images Canada
This image trail features images of locomotives and railway crews from various Canadian railroad companies.

Operation Lifesaver
This website promotes railway safety and includes special areas for kids and teachers.

Railway Clubs of the World – Canada
This link will take you to a list of Canadian railway clubs.

Railways: CN Images of Canada Gallery. Canada Science and Technology Museum
View images of trains, equipment, people and railway history, from the 1850s to the present, from the Museum’s photo collection.

Railways in Canada: A Brief History. Canada Science and Technology Museum

A photo essay by the Canada Science and Technology Museum presenting Canada’s railway history.

School on Wheels. CN
Discover the fascinating story of Canadian school trains, which serviced remote areas from 1926 to 1967.

French books and links are also available.

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