Here's a list of some of our favourite rail sites, roughly in alphabetical order. If you have a site you'd like to see listed here, or if you find any broken links on this page, click here to let us know.
Galt Historic Railway Park "...collects, preserves, restores, exhibits and interprets artifacts which represent the history and social impact of the “steam” era in southern Alberta and the coal era with emphasis on Galt Railway and the 1890 International Train Station Depot North West Territories from Coutts/Sweetgrass."
Atlas of Alberta Railways - from the site: "Enter the Atlas of Alberta Railways website for a fascinating graphic approach to the railroading history of Alberta. The Atlas' 224 detailed maps are accompanied by short articles, illustrations, historic photographs, charts, graphs and interesting trivia that provide a comprehensive overview of the railways in our province."
C. Robert Craig Memorial Library - one of Canada's largest collections. Its mandate is "to collect, preserve and make available to the public, materials that document the history of rail transportation in Canada, with an emphasis on eastern Ontario."
Canada, By Train - A Library and Archives Canada site with three main sections. Ties That Bind is a short history of Canada's railways and how they marketed their passenger services. It creates a context for the other two sections. Transcontinental Tour highlights Library and Archives Canada's (LAC) collection of railway advertising and some of the companies that created it, and Tracking Time examines the contribution of railways to the growth of Canada, through themes ranging from urban growth to immigration. Important Canadian events such as The Depression and the Royal Visit of 1939 are also linked to railways and trains.
Nova Scotia's Railway Heritage - "The Nova Scotia Railway Heritage Society is delighted to help introduce you to some of the railway history of Nova Scotia and to some of the museums in which you can relive past railway glories of one of Canada's most history-rich provinces...."
RailroadInfo - Site with lots of links, news and information, the work of Bob Harbison.
Rails Canada - an all-rail, all-Canadian internet search engine and directory.
Rolly Martin Country - A tribute site created by David J. Gagnon. "I began this website a few years ago to salute my friend Rolly, and to relive the very brief railway operating career I had on the CPR along the north shore of Lake Superior. From dairy farm experiences as a student, to the railway experience, to hospital and management work, and volunteer work with railway preservation and new immigrants to Canada, I have always been interested in understanding systems, ideas, human behaviour, and history. In the end, I am really no more than a student of history and old technologies."
Saskatchewan Railway Museum - Run by the Saskatchewan Railroad Historical Association. From the site: "The association was founded to collect, preserve, restore, exhibit, study, and interpret Canadian Railway artifacts and Canadian Street Railway artifacts and equipment, especially that of a type which has been used in Saskatchewan."
Wainwright Railway Preservation Society - "The park is operated by the Wainwright Railway Preservation Society under mandate to interpret the history and importance of Canadian National Railways and its predecessor lines in Western Canada, with emphasis on the Wainwright area. Wainwright Rail Park is built to depict a working rail yard."