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'After reading your book, it feels as if I have been there!'

If there is a single comment which summarizes the reaction to reading one of Ian Wilson's series of hardcover steam books, that is it.

Written in a moment-by-moment narrative style, like a gripping novel, these books take the reader back to Friday, June 25, 1954. Hundreds of photographs, maps and time tables printed on high-gloss archival paper.

Ian's books are the definitive story of locomotives, trains, operations, history and occupations on the Canadian National Railways (CNR) in Ontario during the steam-to-diesel transition era of the 1950s.

There are nine volumes in the steam series. Steam Scenes of Allandale is a picture-and-caption supplement to Steam at Allandale. Of the nine titles, only four remain in print, and copies of the others are eagerly sought (we wish we had more to sell!). However, the five out-of-print titles will be re-issued as second editions.

The newest addition is the 48-page softbound Steam Scenes of Stratford. This volume is an add-on to the hardcover To Stratford Under Steam (possibly to be release as a revised edition in 2017).

The previous softcover release in the Canadian Branchline series is the 20-page mini-book Steam at Washago. This volume is written in a creative nonfiction style. It is a time-travel piece which blends Ian's traditional narrative nonfiction with elements of his fiction writing (now there's dialogue!).

If you would like to order any of these books by cheque/check or money order, please navigate to the Canadian order form or International order form as applicable. Then download and print the page.

Steam Scenes of Stratford

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Steam at Washago

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Steam at Allandale

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Steam Scenes of Allandale

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Steam Echoes of Hamilton

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Steam Memories of Lindsay

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To Stratford Under Steam

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Steam in Northern Ontario

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Steam Over Palmerston

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Steam Through London

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Steam to the Niagara Frontier

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