Victoria, BC: Sono Nis Press, 1990. First edition, fourth printing. Hardcover. Item #21356
A detailed, sensitive account of construction, day-to-day operations, engineering achievements such as the Spiral and Connaught tunnels, battles with endless winter snows and mountain grades, the Kettle Valley Railway, Kootenay branch lines and the route through Crowsnest Pass, the Esquimalt & Nanaimo, locomotives and equipment, steam era passenger servieces, dieselization and the first generation of diesel power, The Canadian, modern unit trains, and the grade revisions of the 1980s. 336 pages with photographs, a few in color, maps, rosters, bibliography and index. Map endpapers. Fine in fine and bright dust jacket with just a hint of edge wear.