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Canadian Pacific's Big Hill : A Hundred Years of Operation

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Canadian Pacific's Big Hill : A Hundred Years of Operation

by Yeats, Floyd

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ISBN 10
0919487149
ISBN 13
9780919487147
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Canada: British Railway Modellers of North America, 1985. Book. Very Good. Soft cover. 1st Edition. 50 pages b/w photos - The Big Hill on the Canadian Pacific Railway main line in British Columbia, Canada, was the most difficult piece of railway track on the Canadian Pacific Railway's route.It was situated in the rugged Canadian Rockies west of the Continental Divide and Kicking Horse Pass. Even though the Big Hill was replaced by the Spiral Tunnels in 1909, the area has long been a challenge to the operation of trains and remains so to this day.The essential problem was that the railway had to ascend 1,070 feet (330 m) in the space of 10 miles (16 km) from Field at 4,267 feet (1,301 m) climbing to the top of the Continental Divide at 5,340 feet (1,630 m).The narrow valleys and high mountains limited the space where the railway could stretch out and limit the grade (hence the later decisions to bore extra mileage under the mountains and lower the grades).

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Train World Pty Ltd AU (AU)
Bookseller Inventory #
UB-18609
Title
Canadian Pacific's Big Hill : A Hundred Years of Operation
Author
Yeats, Floyd
Format/binding
Paperback
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Jacket condition
No Jacket
Edition
1st Edition
Binding
Paperback
ISBN 10
0919487149
ISBN 13
9780919487147
Publisher
British Railway Modellers of North America
Place of Publication
Canada
Date published
1985
Keywords
USED-North America
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