Author Tom Murray provides an unprecedented look at a national icon, from its genesis amid the turmoil surrounding World War I to its acquisition of the Duluth, Missabe & Iron Range Railway and its lease of BC Rail, both in 2003. In addition to exploring Canadian National operations and equipment through depression, war, modernization, and acquisitions, Murray explains how the railway affected and was influenced by the vast and varied regions it served. Marvelous photography from top shooters and Canadian archives, along with period timetables and print ads, illustrate CN's extraordinary geographic reach, diverse operations, and social and economic roles, both as a government entity for 70-plus years and more recently as a privatized industry exemplar.
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About the Author
Tom Murray has worked in the rail industry since 1970 with the Boston & Maine, Soo Line, CSX, and Southern Pacific. He has also worked as a transportation consultant and is a regular contributor to Trains magazine. The author of five railroad books, he lives in Santa Maria, California.
Table of Contents
|Chapter 1||The Birth of Canadian National||11|
|Chapter 2||The First Quarter Century: Surviving Depression and War||29|
|Chapter 3||Postwar CN: Years of Modernization and Growth||49|
|Chapter 4||CN Passenger Service||69|
|Chapter 5||From Sea to Sea: The Regions of CN||87|
|Chapter 6||CN's U.S. Affiliates||121|
|Chapter 7||Privatization and Expansion||141|