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LIGHTED JOURNEY the Story of B.C. Electric, MAIDEN, Cecil
1 MAIDEN, Cecil LIGHTED JOURNEY the Story of B.C. Electric
Vancouver BC British Columbia Electric Company 1948 1st Hardcover Very Good- with no dust jacket Illustrated by Sepia tone plates 
Brown paper covered boards show some shelf wear, small bump to front board bottom edge, light bumping of corners. ; Laid in is a full page of the Victoria Times Colonist newspaper article about BC Electric from 1948. A tight solid book, hinges intact. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 170 pages; A history of the B.C. Electric Company, which actually started as the BC Electric Railway Company in the late 19th Century, before being purchased by the provincial govermnent and becoming the BC Hydro and Power Authority in the 1960's. In its early history, it established the interurban railway lines to the outlying communities of the Fraser Valley, plus the early trolley systems in Victoria, Vancouver and New Westminster. A fascinating history, complete with several pages of early black and white photographs, including the early generating stations at Ruskin, Stave Falls, Buntzen Lake and Jordan River (Vancouver Island). 
Price: 25.00 CDN
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The Victoria and Sidney Railway 1892-1919, Muralt, Darryl E.
2 Muralt, Darryl E. The Victoria and Sidney Railway 1892-1919
Victoria, BC BC Railway Historical Association 1998 0969251114 / 9780969251118 Softcover Very Good+ 
Light wear only to card covers ; B&W Photographs; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 236 pages; "Wonderfully written history of the ever-troubled Victoria and Sidney Railway in British Columbia. Packed with black and white photos, the book brings the railway and the people who ran it (and the long-suffering passegers) to life while providing a fascinating look at life in rural Canada at the turn of the century. With maps, equipment rosters, chronology and numerous appendices that flesh out the history of the Saanich Peninsula." 
Price: 21.50 CDN
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McCulloch's Wonder; The Story of the Kettle Valley Railway, Sanford, Barrie
3 Sanford, Barrie McCulloch's Wonder; The Story of the Kettle Valley Railway
Vancouver BC Whitecap Books Limited 1977 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket 
Dustjacket scuffed with some creasing and edge wear, book shows light general wear to extremities; A tight solid book. Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. ; B&W Illustrations; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 260 pages; The Kettle Valley Railway is a great tourist attraction for hikers and bicyclists in central BC. Even though a wildfire destroyed a few of the trestles, they have largely been restored. 
Price: 16.50 CDN
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Steam on the Kettle Valley  A railway heritage remembered, Turner, Robert D
4 Turner, Robert D Steam on the Kettle Valley A railway heritage remembered
Victoria, BC Sono Nis Press 1995 1550390635 / 9781550390636 First Edition; Second Printing Softcover Very Good+ Signed by Author
Signed by Author; Card covers show light edge wear.; Signed by the author on the title page. A bright, solid book.; B&W and colour photographs; 8.90 X 7.60 X 0.20 inches; 120 pages; "The Kettle Valley Railway defied the topography of British Columbia. Endless hours of hard, dedicated work were needed to keep the trains running safely through the scorching summers and endless winter snows, and over seemingly endless grades.From the earliest days of survey and construction to battling snow in the mountains, and shipping the Okanagan's prized fruit, here are the recollections of Kettle Valley railroaders recalling the railway as it was. Many newly discovered photographs, first-time interviews, and two previously unpublished paintings by Max Jacquiard make this book the perfect choice for railway history collectors." 
Price: 16.50 CDN
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