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Train Country by Donald MacKay and Lorne Perry

When Candian National Railways was created after World War I by putting together five financially troubled railways, it became the largest railway in the country, with thousands of miles of lines as well as hotels, ships, telegraph and other services. But with masses of obsolete equipment and duplicate facilities, it took vision and willpower to meld the disparate elements into a coherent system that became a vital element in the life of Canada. This book captures the heyday of CN railways in words and photographs. The text discusses the railway itself – the people that worked for it and its central role in Canadian life. The 150 splendid photos, all reproduced in duotone and drawn chiefly from CN’s archives, show the impressive locomotives and opulent dining cars and lounges, and captures the railway as a central element of the Canadian landscape.

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An Illustrated History of Canadian National Railwa



Canadian railroads, history



Douglas & McIntyre