Ron Brown is a geographer and heritage writer. He has authored more than twenty books, including Rails Over the Mountains, The Train Doesnâ€™t Stop Here Anymore, and The Top 150 Unusual Things to See in Ontario. A past chair of the Writersâ€™ Union of Canada, he also conducts tours along Ontarioâ€™s back roads. He lives in East York.
Dundurn Railroad 5-Book Bundle
Ron Brown is Canadaâ€™s leading literary authority on the history of Canadaâ€™s railways, particularly those now-lost branches from the golden age of steam that once ran like veins and arteries throughout the country. This special five-book bundle collects several of his titles, including: In Search of the Grand Trunk, which takes a close look at Ontarioâ€™s railway heritage in the late 19th and early 20th centuries; the poignant The Train Doesnâ€™t Stop Here Anymore, an examination of the railroadâ€™s impact on communities â€” when it leaves town; and Rails Across Ontario, Rails Across the Prairies, and the new Rails to the Atlantic, which trace the development of rail across the country and its economic and social impact. Brownâ€™s books are entertaining but also meticulously researched. This bundle is a treasure trove for the railway enthusiast.
- In Search of the Grand Trunk
- Rails Across the Prairies
- Rails Across Ontario
- The Train Doesnâ€™t Stop Here Anymore
- Rails to the Atlantic
Few people have done as much as popular historian Ron Brown to help us find and appreciate old places and old spaces in our province.