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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 books, that is it.

Written in a moment-by-moment narrative style, like gripping novels, Ian Wilson's books take the reader back to the railway steam era in Ontario, Canada. The text, photographs, maps and illusrations are 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.

The latest books (shipping in November 2018) are the hardcover Steam in Northern Ontario reprint and the softcover photo supplement Steam Scenes of Northern Ontario.

The recent Speed Graphics and Steam 1957! documents the landmark 1957 visits to Ontario by renowned photographers John Rehor, Don Wood and Herb Harwood.

There are nine other volumes in the hardcover steam series, most of which centre on steam operations on various areas of the Canadian National Railways in Ontario circa June 25, 1954. Steam Scenes of Allandale is a picture-and-caption supplement to Steam at Allandale. Only five of these older hardcover titles are in print, and copies of the others are eagerly sought (we wish we had more to sell!).

Other softcover issues, such as Steam at Washago, King's Highways & Steam Trains (volume 1) and Steam Scenes of Stratford put the reader in the action on specific days in the 1950s.

SHIPPING CHARGES (THESE WILL BE ADDED TO YOUR ORDER UPON CHECKOUT)

To Canada

One softcover—$7.00 CAD
Two or more softcovers and/or one or more hardcovers—$12.00 CAD flat rate (any sized order)

To US

One or two softcover(s)—$9.00 USD
Three or more softcovers and/or one or more hardcovers (besides SG&S1957!)—$19.00 USD flat rate

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Steam Scenes of Northern Ontario

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Steam in Northern Ontario

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Speed Graphics and Steam 1957!

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Steam Scenes of Stratford

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Steam at Washago

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Steam Memories of Lindsay

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Steam Echoes of Hamilton

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Steam Scenes of Allandale

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Steam at Allandale

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Steam to the Niagara Frontier

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Steam Through London

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Steam Over Palmerston

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To Stratford Under Steam

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Resources

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