February 16, 2015

Building Canada's railway

The Kids' Book of Canada's Railway and How the CPR was Built
by Deborah Hodge

This is the story of Canada's first transcontinental railway and the thousands of people who helped unite a country. It is also a story about steam engines, track repair, passenger trains, freight trains, and railway disasters.

The quietly dramatic prose summarizes the information in an easily accessible manner, while the many pictures are very attractive. A good introduction to an important era of Canadian history.

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