Product Details


Title:
Newfoundland Railway, 1898-1969: A History
Author:
Les Harding
Publisher:
McFarland Publishing
ISBN or Item #
9780786432615
Date Listed:
2011-01-24 21:19:54
Retail Price:
$39.95
Our Price:
$31.95
Description:
Untitled Document

The Newfoundland Railway, 1898-1969

A History

By Les Harding.

Softcover 7x10, 238 pages, 67 photos, glossary, chronology, appendices, notes, bibliography, index, 2008.

"The building of a narrow-gauge trans-island railway in nineteenth century Newfoundland was a reckless and even desperate experiment. The island was poor, the population small, and the local politics rife with bitter sectarian conflict. Against these unpromising odds, the Newfoundland Railway came into existence on June 29, 1898, and operated successfully for well over half a century.

"This book offers a comprehensive history of the Newfoundland Railway, focusing especially on the railroad’s early years and the important early contributions of railway engineer R.G. Reid. A chronology and glossary are also included, along with several appendices which offer eye-witness accounts of the railway as recorded in period news articles, personal correspondence, poetry, and songs.

"Les Harding, a former academic librarian, has written numerous articles and book reviews and lives in St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada."