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A list of key readings about History of railways in Canada.
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Secondary Sources

An illustrated history of railway stations in Canada
  • Bruce, Harry. The Pig that Flew: The Battle to Privatize Canadian National Vancouver: Douglas & McIntyre, 1997.
  • Cameron, Douglas. The People's Railway: A History of Canadian National. Vancouver: Douglas & McIntyre, 1992.
  • Carlos, Ann M., and Frank D. Lewis. "The Creative Financing of an Unprofitable Enterprise: The Grand Trunk Railway of Canada, 1853-1881." Explorations in Economic History 32, no. 3 (1995): 273-301.
  • Currie, A. W. The Grand Trunk Railway of Canada. University of Toronto Press, 1957.
The standard history.
  • Darling H. The Politics of Freight Rates. McClelland and Stewart, 1980.
  • Due, John F. The Intercity Electric Railway Industry in Canada. University of Toronto Press, 1966.
  • Dunn, Samuel O. "The Failure of Government Ownership in Canada," The Journal of Political Economy 24, no. 6 (June 1916), 547-571.
  • Eagle, J. A. The Canadian Pacific Railway and the Development of Western Canada, 1896-1914. McGill-Queen's University Press, 1989.
  • Fleming, R. B. The Railway King of Canada: Sir William Mackenzie, 1849-1923 University of British Columbia Press, 1991.
  • Fournier, Leslie T. Railway Nationalization in Canada: The Problem of the Canadian National Railways. 1937.
  • Fournier, Leslie T. "The Canadian National Railway Versus the Canadian Pacific: A Comparative Study." The Journal of Political Economy 39, no. 3 (June 1931): 369-389.
  • Freeman, Kenneth D., et al. The Growth and Performance of the Canadian Transcontinental Railways 1956-1981. 1987.
  • Gibbon, John Murray. Steel of Empire: The Romantic History of the Canadian Pacific. 1936.
  • Heaver, T. D., and James C. Nelson. "Railway Pricing Under Commercial Freedom: The Canadian Experience." Journal of Economic Literature 16, no. 3 (September 1978), 1061-1062.
  • Hertel, D. W. History of the Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees: Its Birth and Growth, 1887-1955. 1955.
  • Hofsommer, Don L. Grand Trunk Corporation: Canadian National Railways in the United States, 1971-1992. 1995.
  • Jackman, W. T. "Appraisal of Government Ownership and Operation of Railways in Canada," Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 201, (January 1939): 175-184.
  • Kaye, Lamb W. History of the Canadian Pacific Railway. 1977.
  • Leonard, Frank. A Thousand Blunders: The Grand Trunk Pacific Railway and Northern British Columbia. University of British Columbia Press, 1996.
  • Lewis, Frank D., and David R. Robinson. "The Timing of Railway Construction on the Canadian Prairies," The Canadian Journal of Economics 17, no. 2 (May 1984): 340-352.
  • McLean, Simon J. "Canadian Railways and the Bonding Question." The Journal of Political Economy 7, no. 4 (September 1899): 500-542.
  • McLean, S. J. "The Canadian Government and the Railway Problem." The Economic Journal 12, no. 47 (September 1902), pp. 403-415.
  • den Otter, A. A. The Philosophy of Railways: The Transcontinental Railway Idea in British North America. University of Toronto Press, 1997.
  • Regehr, T. D. The Canadian Northern Railway: Pioneer Road of the Northern Prairies 1895-1918. Macmillan of Canada, 1976.
  • Rountree, G. M. The Railway Worker: A Study of the Employment and Unemployment Problems of the Canadian Railways. 1936.
  • Stevens, G. History of the Canadian National Railways. New York: Macmillan Company, 1973.
  • Underwood, Jay. Built for War: Canada's Intercolonial Railway. 2006.
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  • Weaver, R. Kent. The Politics of Industrial Change: Railway Policy in North America. 1985.
  • Wilgus, William J. The Railway Interrelations of the United States and Canada. 1937.
  • Willson, Beckles. The Life of Lord Strathcona and Mount Royal. 1915.

Tertiary Sources

scholarly biographies of railway men who died by 1930
  • Andreae, Christopher. Lines of Country: An Atlas of Railway and Waterway History in Canada (1996).
  • Baskerville, Peter. "Hickson, Sir Joseph," Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online.
  • Middleton, William D., et al. eds. Encyclopedia of North American Railroads Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2007.
  • Regehr, Theodore D. "Hays, Charles M." Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online.