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Toronto, Hamilton & Buffalo Railway Focus

The Official Newsletter of The TH&B Railway Historical Society

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Volume 1 Number 1

Volume 1 Number 1: October 1997

Nicholas Russon's first issue of Focus.


Article Author
Welcome Nicholas Russon
Some thoughts on SIGs Jim Moore
The TH&B Website Nicholas Russon
Restoring Consolidation 103 Nicholas Russon
Modelling the TH&B: Part 1 Nicholas Russon
Bibliography Nicholas Russon
TH&B Steam Locomotive Roster Nicholas Russon

Volume 2 Number 2

Volume 1 Number 2: February 1998

On the cover:

TH&B Berkshire 201 on the turntable at the Chatham Street roundhouse. Photo from the Sirman Collection.

Article Author Photos and Graphics
TH&B Paint Formulas Tony DeSantis  
Modelling the TH&B: Part 2 Nicholas Russon With photos of hopper 1000 and 1056
Bibliography Updates Nicholas Russon  
From the Darkroom Keith Sirman With photo of Maitland No. 1
Reports on earlier meetings Nicholas Russon  
TH&B Steam Roster Update Nicholas Russon  
TH&B Box Cars, Part 1 John Spring With photos of boxcars 4684, 4771 and 4522; boxcar 4633 converted to gondola.
Miscellaneous Photos   GP7 75 at Waterford.

Volume 1 Number 3

Volume 1 Number 3: June 1998

On the cover:

Former TH&B NW2 number 51 at Guelph Junction, en route to the Elgin County Railway Museum, still wearing TH&B colours. Photo by Brian D. Switzer.

Article Author Photos and Graphics
Changes, changes Nicholas Russon  
Toronto, Hamilton & Buffalo Line Gerhard Wetzel TH&B system map; model railroad track plan.
Modelling the TH&B: Part 3 Nicholas Russon  
Bibliography Update Nicholas Russon  
From the Darkroom Keith Sirman  
Officers' Reports    
Letters to the Editor    
Norman Helm Obituaries  
TH&B Track Diagrams Unknown Author, contributed by Angus Palmer Copies of 1950s-era drawings.
Welland area: Milepost 1.
Dundas area: Dundas (Chalet), Milepost 42.
Search for Port Davidson Station Keith Sirman Port Davidson / Grassies station circa 1954.
Miscellaneous Photos   TH&B Line baggage car circa 1950; TH&B business car Hamilton, circa 1948

Volume 1 Number 4

Volume 1 Number 4: August 1998

On the cover:

TH&B GP7 number 71. Photo by Dave Shaw.

Article Author Photos and Graphics
Modelling TH&B Geeps Kevin Leddy Former GP7 73 as CP Rail 1683; later model GP7 pilot; GP9 louvre detail; ATC fuse box; GP9 401 roof view; unidentified hardware detail; model construction photos; completed model photos.
Editorial Notes Nicholas Russon  
NFR Co-ordinator's Reports Richard Dilley  
Officers' Reports    
From the Darkroom Keith Sirman  
Creating Plow X786 in HO scale Benjamin Barby Plow X789 with GP7 73 and a GP9; model photos.
Letters to the Editor    

Last Modified: September 25, 2006