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By Herb MacDonald

CAPE BRETON’S RAIL strains are possibly top recognized for his or her large roles within the coal and metal industries. formed by means of components similar to actual geography, the provision of either capital and consumers, 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 – while the railway age first got here to Cape Breton – railways performed a primary function in helping switch as a few components of the island advanced from a rural and agricultural society into an city and business one.
Expertly researched and richly illustrated with photos, drawings, maps and records, lots of them not often noticeable, railroad historian Herb MacDonald paints an enticing 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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