William Cornelius Van Horne and the building of the Canadian Pacific Railway. For armchair railroaders, historians, students - anyone fascinated by Canadian history - Van Horne's Road is a pictorial h
William Cornelius Van Horne and the building of the Canadian Pacific Railway.
For armchair railroaders, historians, students - anyone fascinated by Canadian history - Van Horne's Road is a pictorial history of the railroad that forged a nation.
Widely hailed as one of the most informative and important histories of the construction and first years of operation of the Canadian Pacific Transcontinental Railway, this vibrant new edition of Van Horne's Road has been reformatted and redesigned for a new generation of readers as a permanent tribute to the people responsible for the building of what has been called Canada's National Highway.
Containing more than 450 photographs, illustrations, and historic documents - supplemented by 40 maps and diagrams designed by the author - the book presents a coast-to-coast recreation of what indisputably stands as one of the most important and historic undertakings in the history of this nation.
View Table of contents
2 Government Construction
3 Formation of the Company
4 The Prairies
5 Routes Via the Lakes
6 The Eastern Main Line
7 Rockies and Selkirks
8 Closing the Gap
9 From Sea to Sea
10 New Route to the Orient
Appendix I: Stations & Mileages
Appendix II: Origin of Station Names
Appendix III: Genealogy
View Biographical note
Writer, editor, and lecturer Omer Lavallée (1925 - 1992) was long considered one of Canada's most knowledgeable transportation historians. Until his retirement as Corporate Historian and Archivist for Canadian Pacific, Mr. Lavallée had spent a total of 44 years with that organization. His life's work earned him many distinctions and awards including the Senior Achievement Award in Railroad History from the Railway & Locomotive Historical Society in 1987.