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BOOKS & VIDEOS WITH CANADA SOUTHERN CONTENT

 




BOOKS:

The Michigan Central Railroad - History of the Main Line 1846-1901 by Nicholas A. Marsh. Published 2007. Hardcover 338 page history on the Michigan Central Railroad. Primarily covers Detroit to Chicago - with some minor Canada Southern content. This is a private - limited run book. ISBN 978-0-9798289-0-4

Nick is selling copies on ebay. Copies can also be ordered from Atlas Books

 

Canada Southern Country by Robert D. Tennant, Jr from Boston Mills Press - published 1991. Hardcover 208 page history on the Canada Southern from the beginning up to the CN/CP takeover in 1985. - NOW OUT OF PRINT - ISBN 1-55046-007-2

 

The New York Central in Canada: Southern Ontario Lines Vol. 1 - Douglas N.W.Smith from Trackside Canada - published 1998. 36 page softcover history and photo book covering the Canada Southern - NOW OUT OF PRINT - ISBN 0-9697415-7-X

 

New York Central's Canadian Streamliners - Douglas N.W.Smith from Trackside Canada - ISBN 0-9730521-0-4.

 

Rails to the Border - Volume 1 - By Kevin J. Holland from BRMNA. A 34 page soft cover picture story book covering the New York Central, Pere Marquette and Wabash in Southern Ontario - ISBN 0-919487-68-8

 

Rails to the Border - Volume 2 - By Kevin J. Holland from BRMNA. A 34 page soft cover picture story book covering the Pere Marquette/Chesapeake & Ohio in Southern Ontario. Includes photos taken on the CASO - ISBN 0-919487-73-4

 

 

VIDEOS:

Railroading in the Golden Horseshoe - Vol. 6 by Just Imagine Publishing. 60 minutes - colour. NOW OUT OF PRODUCTION.

The Canada Southern Railway - Past and Present by Eric Kruis

Canada Southern Story by Craig Cole / Roger's Cable - re-released by the Elgin County Railway Museum in 2007.

Ridgetown Express and End of the Line by Trillium Videos - website: http://www.pesky-eskie.com/trillium-video/

 

 

The following is a list of books and videos that contain some CASO content (either shots taken along the CASO or CASO equipment offline), though it may be very very little and many of the books and videos may no longer be available. 

 

Books:

Directory of Railway Stations #1 and #2 published by Canadian Railway Station News - #1 in 1994 - #2 in 2009

Lightning Stripes - #1 published by Morning Sun - 1990

Lightning Stripes - #2 published by Morning Sun - 1993

Michigan Central - Trackside published by Morning Sun - 2001

Trackside around Buffalo - published by Morning Sun - 2001

Trackside around Niagara Peninsula - published by Morning Sun - 2004

NYC Freight & Passenger color guide published by Morning Sun - 1994

NYC Facilities in Color published by Morning Sun - 2002

Steam Locomotives of the New York Central Lines - Volume 2 published by New York Central System Historical Society - 2002.

Diesels of the New York Central System published by New York Central System Historical Society - 1978. (NOTE: Revised edition by TLC does not contain the CASO photos).

Memories of New York Central Steam published by D.Carleton - 1980

Memories of New York Central Diesels published by D.Carleton - 1983

Later Power published by Staufer - 1982

Early Power published by Staufer - 1967

 

Videos:

Canadian Vintage Steam produced by Greg Scholl - Contains footage SW1 #700 switching cars on the St.Clair branch and a wood double track plow being pushed by 1072 & 881 along with some work cars. Unfortunately - only about a minute of the entire video - but extremely rare and in colour !

Eastern Collection produced by John Szwajkart - Contains footage of 4-6-0 #1291 operating on the St.Clair branch at Courtright. #1290 along the branch at speed and at Petrolia ( Dufferin Street). #1132 on Windsor turntable.

Hudsons along the Hudson produced by Sunday River - Contains footage of 4-6-0 #1290 operating on the St.Clair branch ( though the narration misidentifies the footage as on the Ottawa branch).

The Water Level Route produced by Interurban Video - Contains the same footage of 4-6-0 #1290 operating on the St.Clair branch as above, but with correct narration. Now available on DVD from Pentrex

New York Central - Road to the Future produced by Revelations Video. Contains footage around Fort Erie and Windsor - including former C&O GP7's still in C&O paint with NEW YORK CENTRAL name on side.

New York Central Scrapbook produced by Railroad Video Productions. Contains late Michigan Central footage around Detroit Terminal ( though images are backwards), electrics at Detroit and Windsor, Hudson passing BX tower, gas electric leaving St.Thomas station. New F3's in early lightning stripe leaving St.Thomas. Also includes some L&PS shots (including a two car consist with one of the wood boxcars on the rear).

Vignettes of the New York Central System produced by Clear Block Productions. Contains footage on a passing train with a CASO hopper car near rear of train ( around the 30' mark ).

New York Central Steam Steam DIesels & Electrics - Railfan home movies produced by Main Line Motion Pictures. Contains footage of 2 CASO GP7s passing a wigwag crossing with TH&B gondolas trailing ( around the 36'40" mark ).

CSX Railroad produced by W.D.Short. Contains Chessie/CSX operating on CASO as well as last runs of Conrail on April 30th, 1985 and first CN runs on May 1, 1985. email: wdshort6218@yahoo.ca