McCulloch's Wonder: The Story of the Kettle Valley Railway - 25th Anniversary Edition, Completely Revised ( Railroad / Trains )( Andrew McCulloch )( Kootenay District, British Columbia )

By: Sanford, Barrie; Foreword By Randy Manuel

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-----------hsoftcover, about 6 x 9 inches, a Very Good+ copy with a small krinkle on lower corner of front cover, 288 pages, b&w photos, maps, ---contents include: Foreword; Introduction; Corporate Abbreviations and Affiliations; Coast-to-Kootenay: A Dream; Empire Building; Mountains, Men and Paper Railroads; The Race for Republic; Makeshift & Visionary; Steel Trail to Nicola; The Battle of Midway---and Elsewhere; Disciples of Destiny; Bridging the Gap; Death Duel at Coquihalla Pass; The Dream Fulfilled; Steel Rails and Iron Men; Coming of Age; Curtain Call for Coquihalla; Gone But Not Forgotten; Notes; Index ---"McCulloch's Wonder is the classic story of a classic rail line -- the Kettle Valley Railway. Conceived in the late 1880's as a route to allow the mines of the Kootenay District of southern British Columbia access to the coast and Vancouver, the Kettle Valley Railway became an epic struggle of personalities, politics, finance and geography. Over half a dozen governments rose or fell on issues related to its development and construction. Approximately 100 workers died building and operating it. The Kettle Valley Railway earned its nickname, McCulloch's Wonder, from the railway's chief engineer, Andrew McCulloch, who built the remarkable railway across the backbone of three mountain ranges and some of the most rugged river canyons on the face of the earth. A number of people called it the most difficult and expensive railway ever built."---, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo ///NOT SIGNED///

Title: McCulloch's Wonder: The Story of the Kettle Valley Railway - 25th Anniversary Edition, Completely Revised ( Railroad / Trains )( Andrew McCulloch )( Kootenay District, British Columbia )

Author Name: Sanford, Barrie; Foreword By Randy Manuel

Illustrator: Photo Cover

Categories: Transportation,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Vancouver, British Columbia, Vancouver, BC: Whitecap Books, 2002, 1st Revised edition, First Printing: 2002

ISBN Number: 1552854027

ISBN Number 13: 9781552854020

Binding: Soft Cover

Book Condition: Very Good+ ( see Description )

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 152381

Keywords: McCulloch's Wonder: The Story of the Kettle Valley Railway - 25th Anniversary Edition, Completely Revised ( Railroad / Trains )( Andrew McCulloch )( Kootenay District, British Columbia )