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 Bundle
Ron Brown is Canadaâ€™s leading literary authority on the history of Canadaâ€™s railroads, particularly those now-lost branches from the golden age of steam that once ran like veins and arteries throughout the country. This special four-book bundle collects several of his titles, including: the poignant The Train Doesnâ€™t Stop Here Anymore, an examination of the railroadâ€™s impact on communities â€“ when it leaves town as well; Rails Across Ontario and Rails Across the Prairies, which trace the development of rail across the country and its economic and social impact; and In Search of the Grand Trunk, which takes a close look at Ontarioâ€™s railway heritage in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. 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 Ontario
- Rails Across the Prairies
- The Train Doesnâ€™t Stop Here Anymore
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.