Cambridge author to publish historical book on lost town - Remembering Glen Christie


Kitchener Today - Nathan Shubert -A Cambridge author is getting ready to publish a historical book on a local lost town, Glen Christie.

Author Paul Langan told Kitchener Today in an interview that what initially started as a small booklet project in 1999 is now being turned into a novel that looks at the history of the small village which was just north of Hespeler, since its tear down in 1961.

"Well I think people like to know about lost villages and all that, and the neatest thing about that is, that when it was torn down, the people there either moved to Guelph or Hespeler, and those kids are still alive now," said Langan. 

To capture what the village was like when it was still around, Langan went out and talked to the remaining children from Glen Christie, who are now in their 60s and 70s. Read the rest of the story HERE.

Tragedy in Galt 1956 Rail Crash Tragedy Book Available Now on Google Play, Amazon and Kobo

 My latest book Tragedy in Galt - The May 2nd, 1056, CP Rail Crash is available on Google Play, Amazon and Kobo

The definitive book on the tragic CP Rail Crash May 2nd, 1956, in Galt, Ontario (now Cambridge). William Palmer and Tommy Watson lost their lives in the crash. 

Interviews with 4 members of the train crews that were there that day. Sixty-four years later people are still haunted by the images of that fateful day. Includes the full Inquest, photos and interviews with Ken Shillington, William Hopkins, Ron Westworth and George Nutkins.

$5.41 e-book from Google Play, Amazon Kindle and Kobo.  Available worldwide.  $10.95 paperback from Amazon.

Hespeler Railway Station Rare Video - Inside and Outside of the Station

I found this slide presentation of the station and updated it to a movie. Sad to watch in some ways. From a historical prospective it is priceless.

Forgotten Monorails of Canada by Paul Langan Paperback and E-Book Released

Forgotten Monorails of Canada Book Out Now!

The definitive history of monorails in Canada from 1896 to 2020. Fascinating national history on monorails in Canada. 

From Vancouver BC to Cavendish PEI, Canada has had 6 monorails that have been in operation in the past. Two monorails are still in operation. 

What makes this book unique is it also reviews all the monorail proposals that have been pitched over the years and there has been a lot of them. Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Winnipeg, Niagara Falls, Toronto, Montreal are some of the cities that had studies done looking at monorail as a possible transit system. Montreal alone has had over 15 studies that included monorails as a possible option.

Did you know that demonstration lines were built in Fort Saskatchewan and Niagara Falls? Low-speed and High-speed monorails ideas have been pitched. You won't find this topic covered on Wikipedia or in a Google search.

Over 200 references. 132 pages, 55 images, 6"v9". b/w . Available on Kobo, Google Play and Amazon. for $5.41.  Print copies on Amazon are priced at $12.41 (can)

For more information contact Paul Langan through his website.