McCulloch's Wonder

McCulloch's Wonder

The Story of the Kettle Valley Railway

Book - 2002
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The new edition of McCulloch's Wonder provides train buffs with a long-awaited update to a classic railway history. New visuals capture the dramatic landscape that had to be conquered to complete the railway. Updated sources provide more information about the individuals, from Andrew McCulloch himself to the laborers who made the railway a reality. Governments rose and fell over the project, which linked the Kootenay Mountains with the Pacific Coast, and the railway dominated headlines for a quarter of a century. Although it is no more, the Kettle Valley Railway is just as newsworthy today and lives on in this fascinating story of the world's most difficult and expensive railway.

Publisher: North Vancouver, B.C. : Whitecap Books, c2002
Edition: 25th anniversary ed., completely rev
ISBN: 9781552854020
Characteristics: 288 p., [48] p. of plates : ill., maps, ports. ; 23 cm

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Apr 13, 2015

This book describes one of the greatest railroad construction sagas in Canadian history. Not only does it tell a great story of a battle between rival railroad companies, the CPR and the GNR, it tells of how the Kettle Valley Railway, an incredible feat of B.C. railway engineering, was constructed, leaving behind a foundation for travel across the province that is still used today. Highly recommended for anyone who enjoys B.C. history.

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