Publisher: DC Books; 1 edition (September 30, 2008)
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An illustrated heritage of the electrified railway tunnel and station complicated nonetheless serving Montreal.This tale had its commence within the pre-World conflict I railway development increase, while Canadian Northern Railway got down to offer Canadians with pageant to the Canadian Pacific and Grand Trunk railways. on the grounds that these opponents had already tested entries into Montreal from the east, west, and south, CNoR made up our minds that getting into downtown from the north, even supposing a four-mile tunnel via Mount Royal will be required. The Mount Royal Tunnel describes the construction of CNoR’s large complicated that turned today’s valuable Station, and the positioning for downtown Montreal’s large complicated: position Ville Marie, Queen Elizabeth lodge, position Bonaventure, CN headquarters, and different huge place of work structures. The clean-running electrical locomotives hauled trainloads of commuters to the CNoR’s 'Model urban' improvement and different suburbs to Montreal’s northwest, with change-overs made to steam locomotives (later diesels) to take inter-city trains to Ottawa, Toronto, and the western provinces.Anthony Clegg’s ebook describes, intimately, how the tunnel used to be built and outfitted for electric powering of trains … what the trains that ran have been like, and the place they went … how the post-World struggle I interval brought on govt takeover of CNoR, turning into Canadian nationwide Railways … insights on how the expanding site visitors ended in new multiple-unit self-propelled commuter trains … the decline in inter-city site visitors, and the way that ended in the road being thoroughly reconstituted as a commuter line … with CNR eventually exiting the commuter operations totally, turning them over to the municipal AMT, who thoroughly reengineered and modernized the line’s electrification, infrastructure, and gear substation amenities. Over a hundred and twenty pictures illustrate the development of the tunnel, the road, and the vital Station advanced. Locomotives and passenger automobiles, together with numerous multiple-unit autos and trailers, in addition to line vehicles, are featured. Maps and chosen apparatus diagrams are incorporated.