J.R. Thomas Grumley
J.R. Thomas Grumley, the youngest son of a career CNR employee, was born and educated in Montreal. Riding on streetcars to/from school in downtown Montreal and riding in the cabs of Central Vermont and CNR first generation diesel locomotives ensured that an avid interest in streetcars and trains was acquired at an early age. Now semi-retired from a career in Telecommunications, he resides in Manotick, Ontario (near Ottawa). Tom has written seven books and numerous articles on street and interurban railway systems in Quebec, one of which won the 2006 Canadian Railroad Historical Association (CRHA) Book of the Year award. As a life long rail fan, Tom, over the years, had many of his photos published in major North American railway magazines. Tom is a member of the CRHA, The Bytown Railway Society, The C. Robert Craig Memorial Library in Ottawa and the Ottawa Valley Associated Railroaders.