PORTAGE RAILWAY  AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF THE HUNTSVILLE & LAKE OF BAYS RAILWAY

PORTAGE RAILWAY AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF THE HUNTSVILLE & LAKE OF BAYS RAILWAY

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New Book
Jeff Young and Peter Foley 204 pages hardcover

In Ontario's North Muskoka Lakes region, for a period of 54 years, there existed a charming narrow gauge railway that was only a mile and a half in length. Promoted as "The smallest commercially operated railway in the world", the Huntsville & Lake of Bays Railway served as a vital link between two steamboat routes carrying tourists and supplies to the Lake of Bays, plus tanbark and cut lumber to Peninsula Lake (and on to Huntsville). The railway's other unique claim to fame was that it was completely re-gauged during its lifetime to accommodate replacement of the locomotive book. This volume includes over 300 photographs, scale plans and drawings, and maps.