Rails Across The Prairies

Author: Ron Brown
Editor: Dundurn
ISBN: 1459702166
Size: 15,81 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Read: 868
Download

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.

Rails Over The Mountains

Author: Ron Brown
Editor: Dundurn
ISBN: 1459733584
Size: 17,66 MB
Format: PDF
Read: 823
Download

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.

Rails Across Ontario

Author: Ron Brown
Editor: Dundurn
ISBN: 1459707559
Size: 16,78 MB
Format: PDF
Read: 381
Download

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.

Dundurn Railroad Bundle

Author: Ron Brown
Editor: Dundurn
ISBN: 145972836X
Size: 10,65 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Read: 765
Download

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

Rails Across The Continent

Author: Enid Johnson
Editor:
ISBN:
Size: 15,61 MB
Format: PDF
Read: 375
Download

Chronicles the six-year endeavor to span the United States by railroad, describing the race between the Union Pacific and Central Pacific companies to reach their meeting place and their struggles against weather, Indians, politics, and impassable terrain.

Winds Across The Prairie

Author: Debra L. Hall
Editor: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1414052626
Size: 13,38 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Read: 136
Download

It is the summer of 1868 and nothing is more important to Iris Stratton than her love of the prairie, nothing except Andrew Burgess. The previous summer, Andrew traveled from Boston to the spanning plains of Nebraska, packing dreams of becoming a rancher. His stay was brief however, leaving Iris to wonder if she would ever see him again. Then news came from back east. John and Andrew are pushing a massive herd of horses toward the swelling grasslands. Unbridled excitement fills the windy summer days. Iris secretly remains devoted to Andrew, despite the marriage arrangement her father unwittingly sealed at the time of her birth. One day, while preparing for her ‘coming of age’ party, Iris discovers a letter in the attic; a letter written by her long deceased mother. Perplexing questions begin to unfold. When her prim aunt is unwilling to provide the answers, Iris turns to her convalescing father whose only utterance is, “. . . Ivy on the wall. The winds that have blown across the prairie have carried away more than the scent of wildflowers. They have whisked away a startling secret that Iris is determined to reveal.

The Diamond Ring River Valley

Author: James Belcher
Editor: Pudding House Publications
ISBN: 9780944754139
Size: 13,53 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Read: 660
Download


Hessian John

Author: Colonel Donald A. Walbrecht Ph.D.
Editor: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 1466919191
Size: 15,94 MB
Format: PDF
Read: 570
Download

Continuing from Books I (Hessian John, 19th Century Military Surgeon), Book II (Hessian John, Army Surgeon in the Pioneer West), and Book III (Hessian John, Civil War Military Surgeon), 48-year-old former Mississippi plantation owner, Dr. Johann Walbrecht, in Book IV (Hessian John, 19th-Century Railroad Surgeon) faces harsh Reconstruction-Era land reform policies then turns to serve as a contract surgeon during the Union Pacific Railroad Companys building of the transcontinental railroad where he encounters Arapahos, Sioux, and other Native tribes in the wild Wyoming Territory. During the vibrant post-war decade from 1865 to 1875, the United States grows rapidly westward fueling a rush of European immigrants hungry for land made available by the Union Pacific and Central Pacific Railroad Companies penetrating the former Indian lands beyond the Missouri River system. In this fourth of a five-book series, former military surgeon, John continues a mid-life journey though the spectacular and still-wild American West participating in major historical events that continued to influence his life as an experienced and practical pioneer surgeon.

Dreadnought

Author: Cherie Priest
Editor: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 0230767842
Size: 17,80 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Read: 652
Download

Nurse Mercy Lynch is recently widowed, but the war has further unpleasant surprises in store. While working in a Confederate hospital, she receives word that her estranged father is dying and wants to see her. But reaching the far side of the country will be a harrowing adventure though war-torn border states. When her dirigible is shot out of the sky, Mercy is forced to join the mighty Union-operated steam engine known as the Dreadnought. But the journey turns deadly when they are beset by bandits, then attacked by Rebel soldiers. The train is moving away from the battle front, so Mercy can’t imagine why they’re so interested. Unless the train’s mysterious cargo is responsible? Mercy just wants to see her father before he dies. But she’ll have to survive Union intrigue and Confederate opposition to make it off the Dreadnought alive. ‘Pure genius ... I’m not exaggerating the potential of Priest’s Clockwork Century’ Paul Goat Allen, ‘Exceptional ... the real draw is Priest’s latest no-nonsense heroine’ Publishers Weekly, ‘The historical setting is finely detailed, the action is nonstop’ Booklist

The Train Doesn T Stop Here Anymore

Author: Ron Brown
Editor: Dundurn
ISBN: 1459727827
Size: 15,28 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Read: 683
Download

Once the economic and social lifeblood of Canada, the country's railways and heritage stations are a fading part of the patrimony of communities across the nation.