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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 story of locomotives, trains, operations and occupations on the railways of Ontario during the steam-to-diesel transition era of the 1950s.

The most recent hardcover release is Speed Graphics and Steam 1958! vol. 3 (December 2020, OUT OF PRINT). Next up is Speed Graphics and Steam 1959!

Previous releases in the series were Speed Graphics and Steam 1958! vol. 2 (November 2019), Speed Graphics and Steam 1958! vol. 1 (June 2019) and Speed Graphics and Steam 1957! (May 2018). This series documents the landmark visits to Canada by photographers John Rehor, Don Wood and Herb Harwood.

Our most recent softcover releases have been the all-colour Steam Encounters at Montreal (May 2020) and Steam Encounters in Ontario vol. 1 (April 2021).

Other recent releases

Other recent releases were the hardcover Steam in Northern Ontario (November 2018) reprint and the softcover photo supplement Steam Scenes of Northern Ontario (November 2018).

We also have two wall calendars, each with 13 frameable quality images of Canadian 1950s railway scenes. We have a few copies remaining of the 2020 Canadian Branchline wall calendar (black and white images) and the all-colour 2021 Canadian Branchline wall calendar.

There are nine other volumes in the original hardcover steam series...

Most of these 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 (including the reprinted Steam in Northern Ontario, and copies of the others are eagerly sought (we wish we had more to sell!).

Other stand-alone softcovers

Steam at Washago (December 2015) King's Highways & Steam Trains vol. 1 (November 2016) and Steam Scenes of Stratford (May 2017) put the reader in the action on specific days in the 1950s.

Ficton titles

Please visit our Ficton section to peruse our current offering.

How to order

To order online, click away below!

To order by mail, please download and print out the appropriate mail order form. Then, kindly fill out the order form portion of the brochure and send it to us with payment. You can also use the form as a worksheet if you'd prefer to pay by Interac e-transfer to ian@ianwilsonauthor.com.

Currency

Prices are in Canadian currency (for orders shipped to Canada) and U.S. currency (for orders shipped to the United States or overseas).

Shipping charges

To Canada: $7 CAD for value of books under $40 CAD (before GST), $11 CAD for value of books (before GST) $40 to $65 CAD, $16 CAD for value of books over $65 CAD (before GST).

To the United States and overseas: $10 USD for value of books under $33 USD, $14 USD for value of books $33 to $55 USD, $24 USD flat rate for value of books over $55 USD.

 

Speed Graphics and Steam 1959!

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Steam Encounters in Ontario vol. 1

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2021 Canadian Branchline calendar

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Steam Encounters at Montreal

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2020 Canadian Branchline calendar

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Speed Graphics and Steam 1958! vol. 2

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Speed Graphics and Steam 1958! vol. 1

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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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Mail order forms

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Resources

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