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Banner: The Kids' Site of Canadian TrainsSection Title: Books and Links

Books and Links


Books on Train-related Subjects

Northwest Rebellion
Opening the West
Hobos
Building a Railway
Workers
Sandford Fleming
School Trains
Silk Trains
Buffalo Hunt

Websites


Northwest Rebellion

Ages 11 to 15
Soldier Boys, by David Richards. Saskatoon: Thistledown Press, ©1993. 254 p.

Opening the West

Ages 8 to 12
Ticket to Curlew, by Celia Lottridge, illustrated by Wendy Wolsak-Frith. Vancouver: A Groundwood Book, Douglas & McIntyre, 1994, ©1992. 144 p.

Ages 9 to 12
Wings to Fly, by Celia Lottridge, illustrated by Mary Jane Gerber. Vancouver: A Groundwood Book, Douglas & McIntyre, 1994, ©1992. XX p.

Hobos

Ages 8 to 12
Ellen: Hobo Jungle, by Dorothy Joan Harris. Toronto: Penguin Books, ©2002. 72 p.

Building a Railway

Ages 6 to 10
Big Book of Trains, by National Railway Museum, York, England. Markham, Ont.: Scholastic Canada, ©1998. 32 p.

Ages 8 to 12
The Kids Book of Canada's Railway and How the CPR Was Built, by Deborah Hodge, illustrated by John Mantha. Toronto: Kids Can Press, ©2000. 48 p.

Ages 9 to 12
A Ribbon of Shining Steel: the Railway Diary of Kate Cameron, by Julie Lawson. Markham, Ont.: Scholastic Canada, ©2002. 204 p.

Ages 8 to 12
Trains, by Angela Royston, photographs by Dave King, illustrated by Jane Cradock-Watson and Dave Hopkins. Toronto: Douglas & McIntyre, ©1992. 21 p.

Workers

Ages 8 to 12
Ghost Train, by Paul Yee, illustrated by Harvey Chan. Vancouver: A Groundwood Book / Douglas & McIntyre, ©1996. 30 p.

Ages 11 to 14
White Jade Tiger, by Julie Lawson. Victoria: B.C.: Beach Holme Pub., ©1993. 164 p.

Sandford Fleming

Ages 8 to 12
Sandford Fleming: Railway Builder, by Michael Webb. Toronto: Copp Clark Pitman, ©1993. 28 p.

School Trains

Ages 8 to 12
Strange School, Secret Wish, by Bernice Gold. Vancouver: Beach Holme Pub., ©2001. 120 p.

Silk Trains

Ages 5 to 9
Emma and the Silk Train, by Julie Lawson, illustrated by Paul Mombourquette. Toronto: Kids Can Press, ©1997. 32 p.

Buffalo Hunt

Ages 8 to 12
Angelique: Buffalo Hunt, by Cora Taylor. Toronto: Penguin, 2002. 85 p.

Websites

The Adventure Train! Virtual Museum of Canada
www.virtualmuseum.ca/Exhibitions/Trains/English/index.html
This interactive game is based on Canada's railway history.

Canadian National Railway Historic Photograph Collection
http://epe.lac-bac.gc.ca/100/200/301/ic/can_digital_collections/cnphoto/cnphoto.html
A collection of images that portrays Canada's railway history, brought together by the National Museum of Science and Technology, Canadian National Railway and Industry Canada.

Canadian Pacific Railway Archives
www.cprheritage.com/index.htm
Contains a brief history of the CPR and an image gallery with photographs and graphic art, depicting such topics as communities, building the railway, trains, people, tourism, and colonization.

Canadian Railroad Historical Association
www.exporail.org/
Contains Association news, information on its publication Canadian Rail and the Association's Archives/Library, as well as a link to the Canadian Railway Museum.

Images Canada
www.imagescanada.ca/r1-116-e.php?trail=trail5
This image trail features images of locomotives and railway crews from various Canadian railroad companies.

Operation Lifesaver
www.oli.org/
This website promotes railway safety and includes special areas for kids and teachers.

Railway Clubs of the World -- Canada
www.tfs.net/~jashaw/rrclubs/clubs.html
This link will take you to a list of Canadian railway clubs.

Railways: CN Images of Canada Gallery. Canada Science and Technology Museum
http://webgallery.nmstc.ca/railways/index.cfm
View images of trains, equipment, people and railway history, from the 1850s to the present, from the Museum's photo collection.

Railways in Canada: A Brief History. Canada Science and Technology Museum
http://webgallery.nmstc.ca/photoessays/railways/railways01.cfm
A photo essay by the Canada Science and Technology Museum presenting Canada's railway history.

School on Wheels. CN
www.cn.ca/companyinfo/history/en_Aboutschool.shtml
Discover the fascinating story of Canadian school trains, which serviced remote areas from 1926 to 1967.

Railway Museums. TrainsCan
www.trainscan.com/hist/mus.html
A list of Canadian railway museums.

French books and links are also available.