Canadian Electric Railway Map Collection

Canadian Electric Railway Map Collection

Update Announcements

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File Alpha 28 released

Posted by Paul Delamere on April 2, 2016 at 4:55 PM

Many thanks to Mr. Bernie Geiger of the Ottawa Railway Circle for his heads up to a new layer of 1928 aerial images available online at This is the first time I have had an accurate source of data for the Rockcliffe Park line and car house. The car house is now accurately reflected as well as the track plan for the loop and centre and south blocks of the car house but the layout for the north block remains un...

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Flie Alpha 27 Released

Posted by Paul Delamere on January 11, 2016 at 7:10 PM

Toronto Suburban Railway: Stop 35 added with photo links included with the stop marker. Photos courtesy of the Toronto Archive Online.

B.C.E.Ry.: Chilliwack loop corrected, all icon titles removed to reduce visual clutter. Link for the Fraser Valley Historical Society repaired and their yard tracks included.

File Alpha 26 released.

Posted by Paul Delamere on September 8, 2014 at 4:55 PM

The update to the electrics map is centred around the Ottawa Electric Railway's Britannia Park line from Byron street to the park. Several new stops and two bridge markers have been added. The park loop and siding have been corrected and the centre to centre (dead man's strip) adjusted for the entire line. The service yard at Richmond has been added. The loop and stub track at Byron have been completed. Prior to the addition of the loop at Byron the mains had an equal track to track cent...

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File Alpha 25 is released

Posted by Paul Delamere on May 1, 2014 at 11:40 PM

Well here it is, the London Street Railway as it existed between 1922 and 1926 courtesy of the kindness of Don Lafreniere and the University of Western Ontario Map and Data Centre. This represents what was probably the height of the system as the book Dobin to Diesel states the first track reductions occurred in 1926. There are some issues with the map that will require further research, but for now I am very pleased with the results. I had travelled to London in the past to research ...

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File Alpha 24 released

Posted by Paul Delamere on January 12, 2014 at 2:20 AM

This update is centred around the city of St.Thomas Ontario. Google Earth recently improved the image over the area so I have been busy performing this long awaited update.

The first system is the St.Thomas Municipal Street Railway. Users will find a track plan drawn with two lines representing both rails and measured everywhere to 4'8.5" standard gauge. Intersections are fully drawn out and all curves are accurately drawn using a radius template for accuracy. Where known, the trac...

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File Alpha 23 released

Posted by Paul Delamere on July 9, 2013 at 10:25 PM

Greetings e-rail fans. This is a minor update. Recently I have been working on my companion project, the Ontario Railway Map Collection 

I am adding new information to the Canada Southern Railway courtesy of Terry Link and his site on the Caso His is the most comprehensive site on Caso operations available anywher...

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File Alpha 22 released

Posted by Paul Delamere on March 31, 2013 at 11:15 PM

Greetings E-rail fans. This first system updated is the Peterborough and Ashburnham Street Railway and later known as the Peterborough Radial Railway. Thanks go to Mr. Gordon Young, edtior of the Lakefield Heritage Research for his in depth assistance. He contacted me to make inquiries regarding the map and that is when I noticed the image over Peterborough in Google Earth had been updated and realigned, so the entire system has been redraw...

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File Alph 21 released

Posted by Paul Delamere on December 4, 2012 at 9:45 PM

Greetings e-rail fans. This update is rather large so please bear with me.

New with this version are the Lethbridge Municipal Railway, the Asbestos and Danville Railway, the Shawinigan Falls Terminal Railway and the Iron Ore Company of Canada in Labrador City and updates to several other systems.

The Lethbridge Municipal Railway was street passenger system that operated from 1912 to 1947. It is one of the last street systems that will be added to this collection. The lonely car ho...

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File alpha 20 released

Posted by Paul Delamere on October 22, 2012 at 1:10 PM

Greetings e-rail fans.

This update is rather large and I have many people and institutions to thank this time around.

We begin with St. John's Newfoundland and the St. John's Street Railway. The Reid Newfoundland Company were busy building the trans-provincial railway when they won a $140,000 contract to build St. John's first public transit system. Conditions in the contract required the Reid Company to provide St. John's with its first paved street. A layer of granite paving st...

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File alpha 19 released

Posted by Paul Delamere on September 3, 2012 at 5:15 PM

Greetings e-rail fans.

This update is centred on Nelson British Columbia, one of the smaller cities in Canada to have a system and the only other city in British Columbia to have a system outside of Victoria/Vancouver.

The entire map of the system was re-drawn to match the current image in Google Earth. All of the streets were indvidually drawn and data added to show how long each section was in service. Markers have been added for the first  powerhouse and sub-station t...

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