The Resource End of the Line: : the 1857 Train Wreck at the Desjardins Canal Bridge, (ebook)

End of the Line: : the 1857 Train Wreck at the Desjardins Canal Bridge, (ebook)

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End of the Line: : the 1857 Train Wreck at the Desjardins Canal Bridge
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End of the Line:
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the 1857 Train Wreck at the Desjardins Canal Bridge
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eng
Summary
Sixty people died in 1857, leaving behind their stories and the tales of those involved. In 1857, the Desjardins Canal bridge collapsed under a Toronto-to-Hamilton train, creating one of the worst railway wrecks in North American history. Sixty lives, including that of the main contractor, were lost. The story of how the Great Western Railway was conceived, where it was located, and how it was constructed is replete with high irony covering political intrigue, commercial skullduggery, and bold entrepreneurship. Woven into the tragic events of that cold March evening are a cross-section of pre-Confederation Canadians whose lives contrasted sharply with the dour stereotypical view of pioneering Canada. End of the Line portrays the personalities of these global travelers, burgeoning industrialists, and simple railway servants - all connected by the common thread of catastrophe. Particular attention is focused on the little-known life of Samuel Zimmerman - the irrepressible contractor who died in the accident. Captured throughout is the spirit of economic venture infecting the mood of the continent
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Midwest
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McIver, Don
Dewey number
385.06541
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non fiction
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  • Great Western Railway Company (Canada)
  • Railroad accidents
  • Electronic books
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adult
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End of the Line: : the 1857 Train Wreck at the Desjardins Canal Bridge, (ebook)
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1 online resource
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9781459702233
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11784354
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remote
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11784354
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MWT11784354
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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End of the Line: : the 1857 Train Wreck at the Desjardins Canal Bridge, (ebook)
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Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781459702233
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11784354
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11784354
System control number
MWT11784354
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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