West of the Great Divide: An Illustrated History of the Canadian Pacific Railway in British Columbia 1880-1986 by Robert D. Turner

West of the Great Divide: An Illustrated History of the Canadian Pacific Railway in British Columbia 1880-1986 Author: Robert D. Turner
eBook Title: West of the Great Divide: An Illustrated History of the Canadian Pacific Railway in British Columbia 1880-1986
ISBN10: 0919203515
ISBN13: 978-0919203518
Language: English
Publisher: Sono Nis Pr; First Edition edition (February 1, 1987)
Category: Other
Subcategory: Business & Finance
Size ePub vers.: 1644 kb
Size PDF vers.: 1325 kb
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Updated edition. A complete and detailed history of the CPR in B.C., from the glorious days of huge steam locomotives and elegant dining, to the luxurious Canadian and modern diesels hauling coal and containers. Included are the personal stories of the men who built this railway, and the enormous construction problems, hazards, frustrations, tragedies and engineering triumphs. Detailed accounts of day-to-day operations, endless battles with winter snows and mountain grades. The steam era of the 1920s to 1950s receives particular attention. Over 400 dramatic vintage photos capture the CPR's first century in British Columbia. Winner of the Canadian Railroad Historical Association's Award.

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