Ramblings of a frustrated armchair Railway Modeller

Hello,
Everyone is entitled to my opinion, so I've decided to enter the blog-o-sphere in order to share them with you.
My focus is the rationale and development of my model railway, but I am likely to wander off topic from time to time.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Getting on my soapbox Again

Georgian Bay Canal
Hi Kids,

It has been a week since my first post.

Have you done your homework yet?

Since it's a Holiday, I'm inclined to give all of you an extension...

I'll start by giving a little background.

Many years ago [mid-1970's] when I was a lad, it was always fun to mark the end of summer by going to the Canadian National Exhibition [CNE] known locally as "The Ex" in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. This is during the last two weeks in August.

For me, the two main attractions were the Midway with all of the rides and amusements and visiting the Arts, Crafts and Hobbies building. A place to see Model Trains!
It was at "The Ex" that a printer/publisher was handing out samples of their work in the form of a map:
Produced From A Plan Of
GEORGE R. TREMAINE
Published In The Year Of Our Lord 1860
Now In The Possession Of
MRS. EARL C. SHAW OF KLEINBURG
By Whose Courtesy This Reproduction Is Made
...........................................
COMPLIMENTS OF LITHO-PRINT LIMITED - NOT FOR SALE
My Father now has this map hanging above his desk and only in the last couple of years had I taken notice of some dotted lines on the map that follow the Humber River and a notation:
"PROJECTED TORONTO AND GEORGIAN BAY SHIP CANAL"
It's that little bit of something-that-never-was that grabbed me!

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