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Title Rails Across the Prairies
Author Ron Brown
Publisher Dundurn
Release Date 2012-06-30
Category Transportation
Total Pages 174
ISBN 9781459702158
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Canada's rail lines were pivotal in establishing the icons that mark today's landscape: massive bridges, sentinel-like grain elevators, pattern-book wayside stations. Odd and unusual place names dot the lines, while countless ghost towns and stories abound like the "ghost train" of St. Louis and the tunnels of Moose Jaw.

Title Rails Across the Prairies
Author Ron Brown
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2017-10-30
Category
Total Pages 350
ISBN 1525263757
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Canada's rail lines were pivotal in establishing the icons that mark today's landscape: massive bridges, sentinel-like grain elevators, pattern-book wayside stations. Odd and unusual place names dot the lines, while countless ghost towns and stories abound like the ''''ghost train'''' of St. Louis and the tunnels of Moose Jaw.

Title Rails Across the Prairies
Author Ron Brown
Publisher Dundurn
Release Date 2012-06-30
Category Transportation
Total Pages 176
ISBN 9781459702165
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Follow the evolution of the rail legacy of the Canadian Prairies from the arrival of the first engine on a barge to today’s realities. Rails Across the Prairies traces the evolution of Canada’s rail network, including the appearance of the first steam engine on the back of a barge. The book looks at the arrival of European settlers before the railway and examines how they coped by using ferry services on the Assiniboine and North Saskatchewan Rivers. The work then follows the building of the railways, the rivalries of their owners, and the unusual irrigation works of Canadian Pacific Railway. The towns were nearly all the creation of the railways from their layout to their often unusual names. Eventually, the rail lines declined, though many are experiencing a limited revival. Learn what the heritage lover can still see of the Prairies’ railway legacy, including existing rail operations and the stories the railways brought with them. Many landmarks lie vacant, including ghost towns and elevators, while many others survive as museums or interpretative sites.

Title Dundurn Railroad 5 Book Bundle
Author Ron Brown
Publisher Dundurn
Release Date 2015-08-08
Category Transportation
Total Pages 1040
ISBN 9781459733039
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Ron Brown is Canada’s leading literary authority on the history of Canada’s railways, particularly those now-lost branches from the golden age of steam that once ran like veins and arteries throughout the country. This special five-book bundle collects several of his titles, including: In Search of the Grand Trunk, which takes a close look at Ontario’s railway heritage in the late 19th and early 20th centuries; the poignant The Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore, an examination of the railroad’s impact on communities — when it leaves town; and Rails Across Ontario, Rails Across the Prairies, and the new Rails to the Atlantic, which trace the development of rail across the country and its economic and social impact. Brown’s books are entertaining but also meticulously researched. This bundle is a treasure trove for the railway enthusiast. Includes: In Search of the Grand Trunk Rails Across the Prairies Rails Across Ontario The Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore Rails to the Atlantic

Title Dundurn Railroad Bundle
Author Ron Brown
Publisher Dundurn
Release Date 2014-01-17
Category Transportation
Total Pages 840
ISBN 9781459728363
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Ron Brown is Canada’s leading literary authority on the history of Canada’s railroads, particularly those now-lost branches from the golden age of steam that once ran like veins and arteries throughout the country. This special four-book bundle collects several of his titles, including: the poignant The Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore, an examination of the railroad’s impact on communities – when it leaves town as well; Rails Across Ontario and Rails Across the Prairies, which trace the development of rail across the country and its economic and social impact; and In Search of the Grand Trunk, which takes a close look at Ontario’s railway heritage in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Brown’s books are entertaining but also meticulously researched. This bundle is a treasure trove for the railway enthusiast. Includes: In Search of the Grand Trunk Rails Across Ontario Rails Across the Prairies The Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore

Title Dundurn Railroad 6 Book Bundle
Author Ron Brown
Publisher Dundurn
Release Date 2016-07-23
Category Transportation
Total Pages 1244
ISBN 9781459736818
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A must for any Canadian railroad aficionado, this special bundle gathers six books in one for a can’t-miss retrospective of the nation’s railway history. Rails Over the Mountains Explore western Canada’s rich railway history, travelling from the grand railway hotels and rustic stations to relive a time when trains used to rumble in the West. Rails to the Atlantic Explore eastern Canada’s railway heritage, including stations from the late 1850s, grand hotels, bridges, and roundhouses. The Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore Once the lifeblood of Canada, railways and heritage stations are a fading part of the patrimony of communities across the nation. Rails Across Ontario Train buffs and history lovers now have a book that explores the heritage of Ontario’s railways, from its oldest stations to its highest bridges, most glamorous hotels and historic train rides. Rails Across the Prairies Canada’s rail lines were pivotal in establishing the icons that mark today’s landscape: massive bridges, sentinel-like grain elevators, pattern-book wayside stations. In Search of the Grand Trunk Discover the legacy and lore of Ontario’s railway era by exploring the lost and abandoned rail lines that once were essential to the province’s well-being.

Title Dundurn Railroad 5 Book Bundle In Search of the Grand Trunk
Author Anonim
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2015
Category
Total Pages 86
ISBN OCLC:1091203365
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Ron Brown is Canada’s leading literary authority on the history of Canada’s railways, particularly those now-lost branches from the golden age of steam that once ran like veins and arteries throughout the country. This special five-book bundle collects several of his titles, including: In Search of the Grand Trunk, which takes a close look at Ontario’s railway heritage in the late 19th and early 20th centuries; the poignant The Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore, an examination of the railroad’s impact on communities — when it leaves town; and Rails Across Ontario, Rails Across the Prairies, and the new Rails to the Atlantic, which trace the development of rail across the country and its economic and social impact. Brown’s books are entertaining but also meticulously researched. This bundle is a treasure trove for the railway enthusiast. Includes: In Search of the Grand Trunk Rails Across the Prairies Rails Across Ontario The Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore Rails to the Atlantic.

Title Rails Over the Mountains
Author Ron Brown
Publisher Dundurn
Release Date 2016-07-09
Category Transportation
Total Pages 160
ISBN 9781459733572
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Journey through the engineering marvels, stations, and heritage sites of Canada’s western mountains. Ride the rails through Canada’s western mountains to explore the many vestiges of the region’s spectacular and surprising railway heritage. Here is where grand railway hotels were built to attract tourists to the West’s beautiful scenery and bring profit to the railway lines as well. Rustic stations added to the allure. The challenges of conquering the mountains resulted in some of Canada’s most ingenious feats of engineering, such as spiral tunnels and soaring trestles (one of which was featured in The Amazing Race Canada). Relive the days of rail on a steam train, the luxurious Rocky Mountaineer, or one of VIA Rail’s mountain journeys. Outdoor enthusiasts can follow the abandoned roadbeds of Canada’s more spectacular rail trails, like the legendary Kettle Valley Railway. Also included are some of Canada’s most extensive railway museums, which have helped to bring this vanished era back to life.

Montana Rails by Dale W. Jones

Title Montana Rails
Author Dale W. Jones
Publisher Arcadia Publishing
Release Date 2021-05-17
Category Transportation
Total Pages 96
ISBN 9781439669839
Language English, Spanish, and French
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For nearly 150 years, railroads have been transforming the Montana landscape, from Continental Divide peaks to windswept prairies. Steel rails arrived on May 9, 1880, when the narrow-gauge Utah & Northern reached Monida Pass south of Butte. At the zenith of rail line construction during the 1890s and early 20th century, all major transcontinental railroads crisscrossed Montana: the Union Pacific; Northern Pacific; Chicago, Burlington & Quincy (CB&Q); Great Northern; Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul (Milwaukee Road); and Soo Line. Through the years, many original railroads evolved into the Burlington Northern Railroad, Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF), and Montana Rail Link with unique short lines along the way. Though routes and operations have changed, the scenery of Big Sky Country remains the same. Take a journey across Montana rails, from the mountains to the prairies.

Title Dundurn Railroad Bundle In Search of the Grand Trunk
Author Anonim
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2014
Category
Total Pages 86
ISBN OCLC:1091202950
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Ron Brown is Canada’s leading literary authority on the history of Canada’s railroads, particularly those now-lost branches from the golden age of steam that once ran like veins and arteries throughout the country. This special four-book bundle collects several of his titles, including: the poignant The Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore, an examination of the railroad’s impact on communities – when it leaves town as well; Rails Across Ontario and Rails Across the Prairies, which trace the development of rail across the country and its economic and social impact; and In Search of the Grand Trunk, which takes a close look at Ontario’s railway heritage in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Brown’s books are entertaining but also meticulously researched. This bundle is a treasure trove for the railway enthusiast. Includes: In Search of the Grand Trunk Rails Across Ontario Rails Across the Prairies The Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore.

Title Rails Across Ontario
Author Ron Brown
Publisher Dundurn
Release Date 2013-10-07
Category Transportation
Total Pages 216
ISBN 9781459707542
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

For the first time, train buffs and history lovers will have a book that explores the heritage of Ontario’s railways, from its oldest stations to its highest bridges, glamorous hotels (and some not-so-glamorous ones), scenic and historic train rides, rail trails, and sagging old ghost towns.

Title Dundurn Railroad 4 Book Bundle
Author Ron Brown
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2014
Category Ontario
Total Pages 1329
ISBN OCLC:1162152644
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Ron Brown is Canada's leading literary authority on the history of Canada's railroads, particularly those now-lost branches from the golden age of steam that once ran like veins and arteries throughout the country. This special four-book bundle collects several of his titles, including: the poignant The Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore, an examination of the railroad's impact on communities - when it leaves town as well; Rails Across Ontario and Rails Across the Prairies, which trace the development of rail across the country and its economic and social impact; and In Search of the Grand Trunk.

Title Rails Over the Mountains
Author Ron Brown
Publisher Dundurn
Release Date 2016-07-09
Category Transportation
Total Pages 160
ISBN 9781459733589
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Explore western Canada’s rich railway history, travelling from the grand railway hotels and rustic stations to the creative engineering that created spiral bridges and soaring trestles. Relive this time through a trip on one of the many steam trains, visit a railway museum, or walk the trails where trains used to rumble.

Title Dundurn Railroad 6 Book Bundle Rails Over the Mountains
Author Anonim
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2016
Category
Total Pages 86
ISBN OCLC:1091206261
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

A must for any Canadian railroad aficionado, this special bundle gathers six books in one for a can’t-miss retrospective of the nation’s railway history. Rails Over the Mountains Explore western Canada’s rich railway history, travelling from the grand railway hotels and rustic stations to relive a time when trains used to rumble in the West. Rails to the Atlantic Explore eastern Canada’s railway heritage, including stations from the late 1850s, grand hotels, bridges, and roundhouses. The Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore Once the lifeblood of Canada, railways and heritage stations are a fading part of the patrimony of communities across the nation. Rails Across Ontario Train buffs and history lovers now have a book that explores the heritage of Ontario’s railways, from its oldest stations to its highest bridges, most glamorous hotels and historic train rides. Rails Across the Prairies Canada’s rail lines were pivotal in establishing the icons that mark today’s landscape: massive bridges, sentinel-like grain elevators, pattern-book wayside stations. In Search of the Grand Trunk Discover the legacy and lore of Ontario’s railway era by exploring the lost and abandoned rail lines that once were essential to the province’s well-being.

Rails Across Canada by Tom Murray

Title Rails Across Canada
Author Tom Murray
Publisher Voyageur Press
Release Date 2011-03-07
Category Transportation
Total Pages 320
ISBN 9781610601399
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Few stories in the annals of railroading are as compelling as the construction, evolution, and astounding successes of the Canadian Pacific and Canadian National railways. This sprawling volume combines two of Voyageur Press' most successful Railroad Color History titles into one volume taking in the grand scope of both railroads. Author Tom Murray presents fastidiously researched and concisely presented histories of each railroad, along with more than 300 photographs, including rare archival black-and-white images and modern and period color photography sourced from national archives and private collections.

Title Rails Across Ontario
Author Ron Brown
Publisher Dundurn
Release Date 2013-10-07
Category Transportation
Total Pages 216
ISBN 9781459707559
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Explore Ontario’s rich railway heritage — from stations and hotels to train rides, bridges, water towers, and roundhouses. Rails Across Ontario will take the reader back to a time when the railway ruled the economy and the landscape. Read about historic stations, railway museums, heritage train rides, and historic bridges. Follow old rail lines along Ontario’s most popular rail trails. Find out where steam engines still puff across farm fields and where historic train coaches lead deep into the wilds of Ontario’s scenic north country. Discover long forgotten but once vital railway structures, such as roundhouses, coal docks, and water towers. Learn about regular VIA Rail routes that follow some of the province’s oldest rail lines and pass some of its most historic stations, including one that has operated continuously since 1857.

Title The Train Doesn t Stop Here Anymore An Illustrated History of Railway Stations in Canada
Author Anonim
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2008
Category
Total Pages 86
ISBN OCLC:1091212226
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Despite the "green" benefits of rail travel, Canada has lost much of its railway heritage. Across the country stations have been bulldozed and rails ripped up. Once the heart of communities large and small, stations and tracks have left little more than a gaping hole in Canada's landscapes. This book revisits the times when railways were the country's economic lifeline, and the station the social centre. Here was where we worked, played, listened to political speeches, or simply said goodbye to loved ones never knowing when they would return. The landscapes which grew around the station are also explored and include such forgotten features as station hotels, restaurants, gardens and the once common railway YMCA. Railway companies often hired the world's leading architects to design grand station buildings which ranged in style from chateau-esque to art deco. Even small town stations and wayside shelters displayed an artistic flare and elegance. Although most have vanished, the book celebrates the survival of that heritage in stations which have been saved or indeed remain in use. The book will appeal to anyone who has links with our rail era, or who simply appreciates the value of Canada's built heritage.

Title Prairie and Rocky Mountain Adventures
Author John C. Van Tramp
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1870
Category Mississippi River Valley
Total Pages 775
ISBN NYPL:33433081826533
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title Prairie and Rocky Mountain Adventures Or Life in the West
Author John C. Van Tramp
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1870
Category Mississippi River Valley
Total Pages 775
ISBN OSU:32435007702103
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Prairie Sentinel by Brock V. Silversides

Title Prairie Sentinel
Author Brock V. Silversides
Publisher Calgary : Fifth House
Release Date 1997-01
Category Grain elevators
Total Pages 43
ISBN 1895618991
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Prairie Sentinel preserves the history of the grain elevator in Canada. It covers the period from the first elevator in 1879 to the larger, more efficient terminals of today. The detailed text and archival photographs provide a lasting tribute to these cultural landmarks. In one respect the grain elevator is simply a storage container with the capacity to weigh, clean, and load grain. But as anyone who lives on the prairies knows, the elevator has a more significant social purpose and meaning. Standing out on the horizon, visible from miles away, the grain elevator is a potent reminder of the region's history and a symbol of its economic lifeblood. Farming has changed dramatically since the early days when grain elevators were new technology. Today, the elevator is quickly being replaced by innovations in farming, grain storage, and transportation. Because the country elevator has entered popular culture- especially art and literature- the loss of these monoliths is changing more than just the face of rural western Canada.