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Chronicles of Canada Volume 32 - The Railway Builders: A Chronicle of Overland Highways

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When the pace of railroad construction slackened in 1914, Canada had achieved a remarkable position in the railway world. Only five other countries—the United States, Russia, Germany, India, and, by a small margin, France—possessed a greater mileage; and, relatively to population, none came anywhere near her. This is the story of how Canada became a country stitched together by rail.

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[Transcriber's note: This book has varying page headers. Those headers have been collected at the start of each chapter as an introductory paragraph.]

[Frontispiece: 'The surveyor, often an explorer as well, striking out into the wilderness in search of mountain pass or lower grade.' From a colour drawing by C. W. Jefferys]

THE

RAILWAY BUILDERS

A Chronicle of Overland Highways

BY

OSCAR D. SKELTON

TORONTO

GLASGOW, BROOK & COMPANY

1916

Copyright in all Countries subscribing to the Berne Convention

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I. THE COMING OF THE RAILWAY . . . . . . . . . . . 1 II. EARLY TRAVEL IN CANADA . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 III. THE CALL FOR THE RAILWAY . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 IV. THE CANADIAN BEGINNINGS . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 V. THE GRAND TRUNK ERA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 VI. THE INTERCOLONIAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 VII. THE CANADIAN PACIFIC BEGINNINGS . . . . . . . . 109 VIII. BUILDING THE CANADIAN PACIFIC ... Continue reading book >>


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