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HISTORY OF THE CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY., Lamb, W. Kaye.

Author Name    Lamb, W. Kaye.

Title   HISTORY OF THE CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY.

Binding   Hard Cover

Book Condition   Very Good-

Jacket Condition   Good+

Edition   First Edition

Publisher   New York Macmillan 1977

ISBN Number    0025676601 / 9780025676602

Seller ID   28194

491 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). One of the 'Railroads of America' series. B&w photographs, maps. "In 1881 a company was formed to lay the 1,900 miles of railway that would connect Montreal and British Columbia in just five years. There were two separate and distinct sections. The first extended through the forbidding Laurentian Shield north of Lake Huron and Lake Superior, between Callander and Thunder Bay. The second spanned the 1,250 miles between Red River and Kamloops, starting with 850 miles of relatively easy going across the prairies, followed by 400 mountainous miles through the Rockies and on to the Pacific. On November 7, 1885, with a minimum of ceremony, the last spike in the track was driven at Craigellachie. There followed the years of expansion. The railroad was doing its job and now it ws the turn of ocean liners, Great Lakes steamers and finally, the airlines. Diversification, the prevailing pattern in the middle twentieth century, had been foreseen by the Canadian Pacific in the 1870s. Its original charter empowered it to own telegraph and telephone lines and to build wharves, docks, and grain elevators, and an early critic's remark that he 'did not know of anything they are not authorized to do' is still appropriate." Wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light wear on bottom edge of boards, shelf soiling on bottom of stext block. two very small corner bumps. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light rubbing, a few very small tears and tiny chips

Canada,  Railways,  Railroads,  Sir  Hugh  Alan,  Allan  Line  Liners,  Edward  Wentworth  Beatty,  Edward  Blake,  Bonds,  Branch  Lines,  Canadian  National  Railways,  Conservative  Party,  Politcs,  Politicians,  Construction,  Crow's  Nest  Pass  Agreement,  Norris  Crump,  Depression,  Economics,  Earnings,  Empress  Liners,  Financing,  First  World  War,  Sanford  Fleming,  Freight  Cars,  Freight  Rates,  Grain  Shipments,  Grand  Trunk  Railway,  Great  Northern  Railway,  James  J.  Hill,  Hotels,  Hudson's  Bay  Company,  Immigration,  Intercolonial  Railway,  John  S.  Kennedy,  Kootenay,  Land  Grants,  Land  Sales,  Liberal  Party,  Locomotives,  Sir  John  A.  MacDonald,  Alexander  Mackenzie,  Manitoba,  Nationalization,  Northern  Pacific,  Pembina,  Rolling  Stock,  St.  Paul  Minnesota,  Second  World  War,  Thomas  George  Shaughnessy,  Shipping,  Donald  A.  Smith,  George  Stephen,  Strikes,  Surveys,  Trans-Canada,  Vancouver,  William  Cornelius  Van  Horne,  Wages,  Winnipeg,  Yellowhead  Pass. 

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