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By Herb MacDonald

CAPE BRETON’S RAIL strains are probably most sensible identified for his or her vast roles within the coal and metal industries. formed via elements equivalent to actual geography, the provision of either capital and buyers, and the distribution of inhabitants and industries, railways have performed many vital roles within the lifetime of the island.
For greater than a century-and-a-half after 1829 – whilst the railway age first got here to Cape Breton – railways performed a vital position in aiding swap as a few parts of the island developed from a rural and agricultural society into an city and business one.
Expertly researched and richly illustrated with photos, drawings, maps and files, a lot of them hardly obvious, railroad historian Herb MacDonald paints an engaging and vibrant photograph of Cape Breton’s railways within the contexts of the commercial, cultural and political occasions at the island and beyond.

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