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End of the Line

End of the Line

The 1857 Train Wreck at the Desjardins Canal Bridge
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Sixty people died in 1857, leaving behind their stories and the tales of those involved.

In 1857, the Desjardins Canal bridge collapsed under a Toronto-to-Hamilton train, creating one of the worst railway wrecks in North American history. Sixty lives, including that of the main contractor, were lost. The story of how the Great Western Railway was conceived, where it was located, and how it was constructed is replete with high irony covering political intrigue, commercial skullduggery, and bold e …

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Development Derailed

Calgary and the CPR, 1962-64
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In June of 1962, the Canadian Pacific Railway announced a proposal toredevelop part of its reserved land in the heart of downtown Calgary.In an effort to bolster its waning revenues and to redefine its urbanpresence, the CPR proposed a multimillion dollar development projectthat included retail, office, and convention facilities, along with amajor transportation centre. With visions of enhanced tax revenues,increased land values, and new investment opportunities,Calgaryâ??s political and busine …

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All Aboard!

All Aboard!

The Canadian Rockies by Train
edition:Paperback

The exciting story of the epic feat of contracting and operating rail lines through the spectacular Rocky Mountains -- with 60 historic doutone photos of the drama of railroading in days gone by and 42 pages of colour photos that display the scenic grandeur.

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The Railway Beat

The Railway Beat

A Century of Canadian Pacific Police Service
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Canadian Pacific at its apex operated the most expansive and comprehensive transportation system the world has ever seen, before or since. Vast amounts of freight and multitudes of people, including some of the 20th century's most important and celebrated personalities, moved seamlessly back and forth on the North American continent and across the oceans to the far corners of the earth in the capable hands of a single, well-oiled administration.
When the Canadian Pacific Railway was built in t …

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