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ISBN: 9780760325292 - Via Rail
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Via Rail

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Chris Greemlaw

ISBN: 9780760325292
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Motorbooks International


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VIA Rail is Canada's nationalized passenger train system, carrying 4 million passengers annually, from British Columbia to the Maritimes, the Great Lakes to Hudson Bay. This book follows the history of VIA Rail starting from it's nationalization in the 1970's. It deals with topics such as the misfortunes, opportunities, challenges, and others.

 

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VIA Rail is Canada's nationalized passenger train system, carrying 4 million passengers annually, from British Columbia to the Maritimes, the Great Lakes to Hudson Bay. This book follows the history of VIA Rail, from it's nationalization in the 1970's to the present day - the misfortunes, opportunities, challenges, failures - a story rich in history for enthusiasts, fully illustrated with archive and contemporary photographs. There are complete details of the passenger cars, and the trains - The Super Continental, The Atlantic, The Ocean, Budd Company, Bombardier, Montreal Locomotive Works, plus an informative commentary and history of the political machinations that shaped and moulded this railway system, all bound to enthrall rail enthusiasts.