Steam Over Palmerston describes the railway operations in and around the Canadian National Railway division point at Palmerston, Ontario during the last decade of steam. Part of the CNR Stratford Division, the town was famous for its iron footbridge, from which observers could witness the constant activity in the railway yard below. Like spokes on a wheel, branchlines radiated from Palmerston to Kincardine, Southampton, Wiarton, Owen Sound, Durham, Stratford and Guelph. Small steam locomotives were the order of the day, and Palmerston's stable of Ten Wheelers, Moguls and Pacifics endeared the terminal to travellers, railway enthusiasts and photographers alike.
Steam Over Palmerston is your opportunity to step into the past and behold the tranquillity and charm of Canada's most fascinating branchline railway operation.
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Steam Over Palmerston is the third title in a series of limited edition books by Ian Wilson, each describing in detail the operations at a different CNR division point during the last decade of steam. To Stratford Under Steam is the second book in the series, whereas our first title, Steam At Allandale, is already sold out.From the Inside Flap:
Turn back the pages of time and behold the tranquillity and charm of Canada's most fascinating branchline railway operation, centred at Palmerston on the CNR Stratford Division. From the iron footbridge spanning the Palmerston yard, observe more than two dozen passenger trains, mixeds, way freights and manifests arriving and departing from the division point every day. Peek into the roundhouse, that most hallowed of railway buildings, and watch the steam locomotives being readied for their assignments. Witness the less-than-carload freight transfer operation at Palmerston, grain extras from Owen Sound and livestock specials from Bruce County. Study the switching activities of the daily trains at Harriston, Chesley, Tara, Mildmay, Hanover and Wingham. See the engines being turned and serviced at Wiarton, Kincardine, Southampton, Durham and Owen Sound. Descriptive narrative, 265 black & white and colour images, locomotive and train profiles, timetables and track diagrams complete the picture of the day-to-day life of a CNR division point in the steam era. Steam Over Palmerston is a study of branchline trains, small railway stations, rural countryside and steam locomotives. Third in a series, it follows the award-winning Steam At Allandale (sold out) and To Stratford Under Steam.
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Book Description Canadian Branchline Miniatures, 2001. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110968381529