Library and Archives Canada
Symbol of the Government of Canada

Institutional links

Watercolour illustration of Lake of Killarney, Ireland, circa 1820


Canadian Pacific Railway, 1920

ARCHIVED - Canada, by Train

Archived Content

This archived Web page remains online for reference, research or recordkeeping purposes. This page will not be altered or updated. Web pages that are archived on the Internet are not subject to the Government of Canada Web Standards. As per the Communications Policy of the Government of Canada, you can request alternate formats of this page on the Contact Us page.

Search the Database

Collection Search
The Merrilees Transportation Collection

The Merrilees Transportation Collection contains about 5 000 publications of several types including books, trade literature, technical manuals, timetables, broadsides, periodicals and pamphlets. While the collection consists primarily of publications concerned with railways and shipping, a wide range of other subjects is also represented. Included are works dealing with agricultural, logging and mining technology; iron and steel industries and their products; early automobiles; bicycles; fire engines and saw mill machinery. Travel and tourism are also a significant component and there are many miscellaneous items. Publication dates range from about 1840 to about 1970. Canadian companies are well represented, as well as a large number of American and other foreign organizations and individuals.

The Collection was originally part of the much larger Merrilees Collection, which was donated to Library and Archives Canada (LAC) by the estate of Andrew A. Merrilees in 1983. The Merrilees Transportation Collection was transferred to LAC in 1995.

Visit the website ARCHIVED - The Kids' Site of Canadian Trains