Steam on the Kettle Valley: A railway heritage remembered

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I never found out what a real thrill was like until I went over the Kettle Valley. . . .

The Kettle Valley Railway defied the topography of British Columbia. Endless hours of hard, dedicated work were needed to keep the trains running safely through the scorching summers and endless winter snows, and over seemingly endless grades.

From the earliest days of survey and construction to battling snow in the mountains, and shipping the Okanagan's prized fruit, here are the recollections of Kettle Valley railroaders recalling the railway as it was. Many newly discovered photographs, first-time interviews, and two previously unpublished paintings by Max Jacquiard make this book the perfect choice for railway history collectors.

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About the Author:

Robert D. Turner is a multi-award-winning author of eighteen books, with several more in the works, and over 350 articles on railway and steamship history. He has had several thousand photographs published in books, magazines and journals as well as presented in exhibits. He is Curator Emeritus at the Royal British Columbia Museum, where he was Chief of Historical Collections for many years. Bob has travelled around the world photographing and documenting surviving early railways, the lives of workers and communities, and industrial history in South American, Africa, many parts of Asia and Europe.

Among other projects, since 1988 he has been Project Historian at the SS Moyie National Historic Site at Kaslo, BC, where a major restoration is underway on the world's oldest passenger sternwheeler. For his work on Canadian railway history he received the Canadian Railroad Association's Lifetime Achievement Award. Bob was writer in residence at Pierre Berton House in Dawson City in the spring of 2009. He lives in Victoria, BC.

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