Van Horne's Road: Revised Edition

byOmer Lavallee

Hardcover | October 30, 2007

Van Horne's Road: Revised Edition by Omer Lavallee
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William Cornelius Van Horne and the building of the Canadian Pacific Railway.

For armchair railroaders, historians, students - anyone fascinated by Canadian history - Van Horne's Road is a pictorial history of the railroad that forged a nation.

Widely hailed as one of the most informative and important histories of the construction and first years of operation of the Canadian Pacific Transcontinental Railway, this vibrant new edition of Van Horne's Road has been reformatted and redesigned for a new generation of readers as a permanent tribute to the people responsible for the building of what has been called Canada's National Highway.

Containing more than 450 photographs, illustrations, and historic documents - supplemented by 40 maps and diagrams designed by the author - the book presents a coast-to-coast recreation of what indisputably stands as one of the most important and historic undertakings in the history of this nation.

CONTENTSForeword1 Confederation2 Government Construction3 Formation of the Company4 The Prairies5 Routes Via the Lakes6 The Eastern Main Line7 Rockies and Selkirks8 Closing the Gap9 From Sea to Sea10 New Route to the OrientEpilogueAppendix I: Stations & MileagesAppendix II: Origin of Station NamesAppendix III: GenealogyThe Photogra...
Title:Van Horne's Road: Revised EditionFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:336 pages, 12 X 9 X 1 inShipping dimensions:336 pages, 12 X 9 X 1 inPublished:October 30, 2007Publisher:Fitzhenry & WhitesideLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1897252366

ISBN - 13:9781897252369

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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