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Built for War Canada's Intercolonial Railway by Jay Underwood ISBN 13: 9781897190012

ISBN 10: 1897190018

Hardcover; Pickering, Ontario: D C Books/D C A D Enterprises, August 5, 2005; ISBN-13: 978-1897190012

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Built for War:  Canada's Intercolonial Railway - Major ( William ) Robinson's Route to...

Built for War: Canada's Intercolonial Railway - Major ( William ) Robinson's Route to Protect Canadian Sovereignty

by Underwood, Jay

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Pickering, Ontario: Pickering, ON: Railfare DC Books, 2005, 1st edition, First Printing , 2005. -----------hardcover, a solid Good exlibrary copy, no dustjacket as issued, usual library marks and stamps, 246 pages, b&w photos,---"Anyone who has had occasion to travel on VIA Rail’s oldest trans-continental train ‘The Ocean’ between Halifax and Montreal might wonder why the original route of the Intercolonial Railway took such a round-about course through northern New Brunswick. ---The answer lies in the fear nineteenth century Canadian and British politicians had that the Americans might attempt to seize control of British North America in a winter attack. With the St. Lawrence river frozen solid, reinforcements from Britain could not reach the fortress at Quebec. Hence, the building of the defensive rail line, following “Major Robinson’s Path,” a much overlooked facet of the railway’s history. ---Built for War: Canada’s Intercolonial Railway tells… Read More
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