Railway Nation: Tales Of The World's Greatest Travel System

November 3, 2020|
Railway Nation: Tales Of The World's Greatest Travel System by David Laurence Jones
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A riveting, visually engaging collection of vignettes highlighting the rich heritage of the Canadian Pacific Railway.

Since its founding in 1881, Canadian Pacific has made an indelible mark on the lives of Canadians. Most commonly associated with its iconic railway, at its height CP also ran hotels, steamships, and an airline, and had myriad involvements in immigration, irrigation, resource development, war contributions, and international trade. It has been said that no other single corporation has shaped Canadian national identity as much as CP.

Railway Nation: Tales of the World?s Greatest Travel System is a compilation of more than fifty thrilling and historically significant stories based on colourful anecdotes and archival sources dating back to the company''s golden era. From the construction of the ground-breaking Spiral Tunnels on what was previously the most dangerous and accident-prone stretch of railway track in the Rockies, to the CPR-manufactured Valentine tanks that helped the Soviet Union fight off the Nazis in World War II, to the long and frustrating struggle of CP stewardesses fighting against sexist employment policies, this lively and nuanced portrait of an iconic company is illustrated with fascinating archival photography and will be an essential addition to any Canadian history buff''s library.

David Laurence Jones is the former manager of internal communications at Canadian Pacific Railway. A history graduate from Concordia University, he worked for fourteen years in the railway?s corporate archives, researching and collecting stories and anecdotes about the CPR?s rich heritage. His books include The Railway Beat: A Century ...
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Title:Railway Nation: Tales Of The World's Greatest Travel System
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:304 pages, 9 X 8.5 X 0.68 in
Shipping dimensions:304 pages, 9 X 8.5 X 0.68 in
Published:November 3, 2020
Publisher:HERITAGE HOUSE
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781772033496

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