Transportation

The Train Doesn t Stop Here Anymore

by Ron Brown
Publisher: Dundurn
Release Date: 2008-04-21
Genre: Transportation
Pages: 192 pages
ISBN 13: 1770703195
ISBN 10: 9781770703193
Format: PDF, ePUB, MOBI, Audiobooks, Kindle
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Synopsis : The Train Doesn t Stop Here Anymore written by Ron Brown, published by Dundurn which was released on 2008-04-21. Download The Train Doesn t Stop Here Anymore Books now! Available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. An Illustrated History of Railway Stations in Canada Ron Brown ... In 1876 the Hamilton and northwestern Railway built a line along Lake ontario's longest sand spit, the beach that divided Lake ontario from Burlington Bay, ... -- Despite the "green" benefits of rail travel, Canada has lost much of its railway heritage. Across the country stations have been bulldozed and rails ripped up. Once the heart of communities large and small, stations and tracks have left little more than a gaping hole in Canada’s landscapes. This book revisits the times when railways were the country’s economic lifeline, and the station the social centre. Here was where we worked, played, listened to political speeches, or simply said goodbye to loved ones never knowing when they would return. The landscapes which grew around the station are also explored and include such forgotten features as station hotels, restaurants, gardens and the once common railway YMCA. Railway companies often hired the world’s leading architects to design grand station buildings which ranged in style from chateau-esque to art deco. Even small town stations and wayside shelters displayed an artistic flare and elegance. Although most have vanished, the book celebrates the survival of that heritage in stations which have been saved or indeed remain in use. The book will appeal to anyone who has links with our rail era, or who simply appreciates the value of Canada’s built heritage.