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STEVENS, G.R. Canadian National Railways. Volume 1 : Sixty years of trial and error (1836-1896). Volume 2 : Towards the inevitable 1896-1922. With a Foreword by Donald Gordon and an Introduction by S.W. Fairweather (Vol. 1), and a Foreword by O.M. Solandt (Vol. 2). Toronto / Vancouver : Clarke, Irwin & Company Limited, 1960 (Vol. 1), 1962 (Vol. 2). First Editions. Pp [i]-xviii,-514; [i]-547.(1), frontis + 16 pp plates. Maps. Indexes. 8vo, auburn cloth, blue lettering to spine. Contents : Vol. 1 : Section One: The Earlies. I. The Forest and the River. II. Puffing Billies at the Portages. III. Genesis of a Main Line. IV. The Great Western. Section Two: The Maritimes. V. The Intercolonial. VI. Case History of a Horrible Example. VII. PrinceEdward Island. Section Three: The Grand Trunk. VIII. Anatomy of Disaster. IX. Shadow of the Bailiff. X. Gentlemen in Business. XI. The Bonny Fighters. Section Four: Branches and Collaterals. XII. The Northern Group. XIII. The Cities in Their Pride, XIV. A Dawn like Thunder. Vol. 2 : Section One: Mackenzie and Mann. I. Westward the Star, II. Small Fry. III. Meteors in the Sky. IV. The British Columbia Story. V. The Luck Runs Out. Section Two: TheNational Transcontinental. VI. The Laurier Dream. VII. From Sea to Sea: Th e Eastern Division. VIII. From Sea to Sea: The Western Division. IX. Dream into Nightmare. Section Three: The Last Regimes. X. The Grand Trunk: Temptation and Catastrophe. XI. The Intercolonial: Forty Years and a Shining Hour. Section Four: The Short Lines. XII. Bits and Pieces in the Maritimes. XIII. Quebec: Gagne Ses Epaulettes. XIV. Ontario: Legacies of Ambition. Section Five: The Outliers. XV. The Central Vermont. XVI. "On to the Bay.” Section Six: The Road to Unity. XVII. Political Background to a Merger. XVIII. The Struggle to be Born. Residue from removed book plate to front pastedown of Vol. 1, else very good in edge-browned dustjackets. A lovely set. The setfor 95.00
Title: Canadian National Railways. Volume 1 : Sixty years of trial and error (1836-1896). Volume 2 : Towards the inevitable 1896-1922.
Publisher: Clarke, Irwin & Company Limited, Toronto / Vancouver , 1960,:
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