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The Toronto Railway Heritage Discussion Group
ToRyHeritage Yahoo! Group
The purpose of this group is to discuss the history of railways in the Greater Toronto Area. A daily email from the moderator describes important historical events in Toronto's transportation history that occurred on that day in the past. Join this group on Yahoo Groups to participate!

The John Street Roundhouse 2006
This website produced and managed by Michael Guy, a director of the TRHA provides an extensive tour of the roundhouse as it exists today.

RailsCanada – The Canadian Rail Site Directory
This site is likely the largest directory on the Internet devoted to linking you to the many different websites which feature Canadian railroading. It is very comprehensive.

All Aboard Toronto!
This is a Toronto Public Library website with history of railways in the GTA.

Union Station
This city owned website contains extensive information about the history of Union Station and the plans for its redevelopment.

CNR Ontario Research
This site is intended to aid fellow researchers and modelers looking for information on Canadian National Railway's stations in Ontario.

Canada By Train
This documents a National Library of Canada exhibit on railway history.

Electric Lines in Southern Ontario
Ontario had more interurban and streetcar operations than all other Canadian provinces combined, with the majority located in Southern Ontario. This website covers them.

Old Time Trains
Raymond Kennedy's site with a lot of detailed information, photos and maps of Toronto's CPR railway heritage.

Canadian Pacific Railway Archives
This is the Canadian Pacific Railway’s online gallery of photographs of it's hsitory.

Tracking Down the Toronto Suburban Railway
This site chronicles the history and route of this interurban railway.

Ontario Railway History Page
This site provides a detailed corporate history of early railway companies.

Rails in Toronto
Website maintained by TRHA member Paul Cordingley showing contemporary railway activity in the GTA.

Railways of Canada Archives
This website is mostly geared towards the Maritimes but is rich in railway information.

Significant Dates in Canadian Railway History
This is Colin Churcher's comprehensive chronology of Canadian railway history.

Canada Science & Technology Museum – CNR Photo Collection
The museum has acquired the Canadian National Railways (CNR) photo collection archive, much of which can be accessed at this site.

Transit Toronto
This site is devoted to transit operations in and around Toronto.

Dave's Railpix
This site hosts photos of electric railways organized by state and province.

City of Toronto Archives
This is a rich source of historical photographs, many of them railway related, for the city of Toronto.

Canadian Railway Observations
Offers downloadable monthly reports on the Canadian Rrailway scene plus many additional reports on specific themes well worth reading.

The Ontario Northland Railway Gallery
A website dedicated to capturing the operations of the ONR with a special focus on showcasing the power of the people behind their success.

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