Welcome to Call of the Northland

Welcome to the completely redesigned northland-book.net, the online home of Call of the Northland: Riding the train that nearly toppled a government. The book was released in September 2014 and chronicles the fabled Toronto-Cochrane Northlander train, which was abolished in 2012.

The book combines history, politics and the author's own journey aboard the train into a compelling account of why the train was a lifeline to so many people in northeastern Ontario.

Can the train survive in an increasingly Toronto-centric Ontario?


The latest book from author and historian Thomas Blampied. On sale now!