By Herb MacDonald
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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