Herb MacDonald's Cape Breton Railways: An Illustrated History PDF

By Herb MacDonald

ISBN-10: 1897009674

ISBN-13: 9781897009673

CAPE BRETON’S RAIL strains are might be top recognized for his or her mammoth roles within the coal and metal industries. formed via components similar to actual geography, the provision of either capital and clients, and the distribution of inhabitants and industries, railways have performed many vital roles within the lifetime of the island.
For greater than a century-and-a-half after 1829 – while the railway age first got here to Cape Breton – railways performed a valuable function in helping swap as a few parts of the island developed from a rural and agricultural society into an city and business one.
Expertly researched and richly illustrated with pictures, drawings, maps and records, lots of them infrequently visible, railroad historian Herb MacDonald paints an attractive and vibrant photograph of Cape Breton’s railways within the contexts of the industrial, cultural and political occasions at the island and beyond.

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