The site was last updated on:

July 13th 2024

Changes were made to

the surplus photograph list to add many new surplus photographs.

Site change history:

Check out what's changed.


Annual General Meeting:

The AGM for the year ending August 31st, 2024 will be held on Saturday November 2nd at 10am at the City of Ottawa Archives Building, 100 Tallwood, Room 226. Members will be notified in advance about the process.


Your annual Membership fee is now due for the year 2022-2023.

Annual Report

2022-2023 Annual Report.

About the Library

Founded in 1994, the Library was established to collect, preserve and make available to the public, materials that document the history of rail transportation in Canada. Materials focusing on the railways surrounding the Ottawa area are of particular interest. The Library has a significant collection of books, magazines, photographs, slides, plans, and archival materials of Ottawa area railway-related organisations. The objective is to provide a comprehensive research base for those seeking information about Canadian railways.

The Library is a federally-incorporated not-for-profit organization, registered as a charitable organization. Library Memberships and Donations to the Library are eligible for receipts for Canadian income tax purposes.

An example from the Photographic Collection.

G.M. Eggert collection. Almonte, ON. June 6, 1974. You should see a sample image from the Library here.