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West of the Great Divide Canadian Pacific
Robert D. Turner
Sono Nis Press
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2008-01-25 16:07:33
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West of the Great Divide
The Canadian Pacific Railway's First Century in British Columbia

By Robert D. Turner.

8.5x11" softcover, 352 pages, 400+ photographs, illustrations, and reproductions, bibliography, and index.

"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.