The Canadian National Railways Historical Association (known as the CN Lines Special Interest Group prior to 2010) was founded in 1989 as an international operational research and historical group that exclusively focuses on the Canadian National family of railways and promotes the art of modelling them accurately. The focus of the CNRHA is on all constituent parts of the Canadian National system during periods of CN ownership. Except as background, it normally will not include coverage of lines prior to amalgamation into CN, nor components after they have been sold or leased to other operators.
The goal of CNRHA is to maintain the largest and most accurate on-line resource dedicated to Canadian National Railways history. This web site contains a wealth of information compiled over many years by dedicated and knowledgeable CNRHA volunteers.
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Back issue DVD

CNRHA is pleased to announce the new version of the Back Issues DVD for CN Lines. The DVD will be available for online sales April 2nd, 2018.

The new DVD will include:

CN Lines Volume 1 Number 1 to Volume 18 Number 4,

69 issues

Table of contents for each issue

Subject index referencing all issues

Centre folds of selected issues of the magazine with double page images or drawings

Data packs 1 and 2 Issued by CN Lines SIG

Heritage Collection 1979 – Collection of drawings and plans for Heritage Park, Calgary created by NMRA for 1979 Convention in Calgary, AB.

List of dealers of CN Lines magazine

List of websites of interest to CN Rail modelers

The pricing for the new DVD will be the same as the original $41.95 (Cdn or US) including GST (if appropriate) and shipping via Canada Post.

CNRHA Members who have purchased the original DVD can take advantage of the discount price of $25.00
Non Members who have purchased the original DVD can take advantage of the discount price of $30
including GST and shipping with proof of purchase of the original DVD.

Proof of Purchase:Quoting the correct road number for the M636 Diesel on the face of the DVD vers. 1 not the case

To order click the photo.

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  • Ex Duluth Winnipeg and Pacific
  • built by Baldwin in 1911
  • retired 1959
  • tractive effort 32,260 lbs
  • 63 inch drivers
  • 22 x 26 cylinders
  • 190 PSI
  • engine and tender 301,300lbs
H-6-f; 4-6-0

Post cards

We have a collection of old post cards donated to us. To view them look here: