West of the Great Divide: The Canadian Pacific Railway’s First Century in British Columbia


Updated edition. A complete and detailed history of the CPR in B.C., from the glorious days of huge steam locomotives and elegant dining, to the luxurious Canadian and modern diesels hauling coal and containers. Included are the personal stories of the men who built this railway, and the enormous construction problems, hazards, frustrations, tragedies and engineering triumphs. Detailed accounts of day-to-day operations, endless battles with winter snows and mountain grades. The steam era of the 1920s to 1950s receives particular attention. Over 400 dramatic vintage photos capture the CPR’s first century in British Columbia. Winner of the Canadian Railroad Historical Association’s Award.

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Robert D. Turner
352 pages
400+ illustrations

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Weight 1.3 kg
Dimensions 27.7 × 21.6 × 2.8 cm