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VAN HORNE'S ROAD

Lavallee, Omer

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ISBN 10: 0919130224 / ISBN 13: 9780919130227
Editore: Railfare Enterprises Limited, Montreal; about 1900, 1981
Usato Hardcover
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A profusely illustrated account of the construction and first years of operation of the Canadian Pacific transcontinental railroad. 304 pages with maps, photographs, diagrams and illustrations. Small owner's stamp. Fine in very good price clipped dust jacket with light rubbing to spine panel ends and light tape reinforcing to reverse. Codice inventario libreria 39657

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Titolo: VAN HORNE'S ROAD

Casa editrice: Railfare Enterprises Limited, Montreal; about 1900

Data di pubblicazione: 1981

Legatura: Hardcover

Condizione sovraccoperta: Dust Jacket Included

Edizione: First edition, third printing.

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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.

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Writer, editor, and lecturer Omer LavallÚe (1925 - 1992) was long considered one of Canada's most knowledgeable transportation historians. Until his retirement as Corporate Historian and Archivist for Canadian Pacific, Mr. LavallÚe had spent a total of 44 years with that organization. His life's work earned him many distinctions and awards including the Senior Achievement Award in Railroad History from the Railway & Locomotive Historical Society in 1987.

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