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Mount Royal Tunnel

Clegg, Anthony

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ISBN 10: 1897190425 / ISBN 13: 9781897190425
Published by Dc Books, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 2008
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Title: Mount Royal Tunnel

Publisher: Dc Books, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Publication Date: 2008

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket as Issued

Edition: First Edition

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During the pre-World War I railway building boom, Canadian Northern Railway (CNoR) set out to provide travellers with competition to the Canadian Pacific and Grand Trunk railways. Since these competitors had already established entries into Montreal from the east, west and south, CNoR decided to enter downtown from the north, even though a four-mile tunnel through Mount Royal would be required.
The Mount Royal Tunnel describes the building of CNoR's huge Central Station complex, and the site for downtown Montreal's massive development: Place Ville Marie, Queen Elizabeth Hotel, Place Bonaventure, CN headquarters, and other large buildings. Just like a subway, clean-running electric locomotives hauled trainloads of commuters to the CNoR's "Model City" (Town of Mount Royal) and other suburbs to Montreal's northwest. Beyond there, steam locomotives took inter-city trains to Ottawa, Toronto, and the western provinces.
Over 120 photos illustrate the construction of the tunnel line, Central Station complex, locomotives and passenger cars. Informative maps and selected equipment diagrams are included.

About the Author:

Anthony Clegg was born in Toronto and currently resides in St. Hilaire in the Montreal area. He began his career with Canadian National Railways in 1942, as a draftsman and cartographer.

He is an associate of the Canadian Railroad Historical Association and was for several years Editor of Canadian Rail magazine.

Anthony Clegg's writing include Mount Royal Tunnel, and -- with Raymond Corley -- Canadian National Steam Power. He collaborated with Omer Lavallee to write Catenary Through the Counties, as well as Cornwall Electric -- the Insurance Company's Streetcars.

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