Canadian National Railway

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MBI Publishing Company LLC, 2004 - Transportation - 160 pages
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For more than eight decades, Canadian National Railway has reflected the history of Canada. In the 1920s and 1930s, CN's fortunes traced the nation's economic peaks and valleys. During World War II, the railroad (like Canadians themselves) met challenges that could not have been predicted even a few years earlier. In the decades following the war, Canada became a supplier of resources to the world, and CN carried them. And as the North American economy became more integrated in the 1990s, CN followed suit, expanding its U.S. presence and taking on a north-south orientation. Here, author Tom Murray provides an unprecedented look at a national icon, from its genesis amid the turmoil surrounding World War I to its acquisition of the Duluth, Missabe & Iron Range Railway and its lease of BC Rail, both in 2003.

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About the author (2004)

Tom Murray has worked in the rail industry since 1970 with the Boston & Maine, Soo Line, CSX, and Southern Pacific. He has also worked as a transportation consultant and is a regular contributor to Trains magazine. The author of five railroad books, he lives in Santa Maria, California.

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