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The Kettle Valley and its Railways. A Pictorial History of Rail Development in Southern British Columbia and the Building of the Kettle Valley Railway.
Author: Riegger, Hal
Reference #: 1772
Status: For Sale
List Price: $60.00
Edmonds, Washington: Pacific Fast Mail, quarto (11"). Cloth. Near Fine / Fine. n.d. (but 1981); 289 pp.; double-fold-out map frontis; Epilogue; Index and Modeler's Album; photographs throughout (almost all b&w).
The definitive illustrated history of the KVR and the area it served, including the smaller lines that eventually became collectively known by the moniker the "Kettle Valley Route". "In their fight to retain resources an do their own developing, Canadians pushed the Kettle Valley's rails across inhospitable territory, not at all suited to tracks and trains, and in so doing opened up some of Canada's most magnificent country." Previous owner discrete name stamp on front paste-down, else unmarked in mylar-protected dustwrapper. The fold-out map has a perpendicular fold along the outer edge, not affecting the image. Laid in is a newspaper letter to the editor, hand-dated July 28/08, "Kettle Valley Railroaders coming to the end of the line". Shipping may be extra due to size and weight.
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