Myra's Men: Building the Kettle Valley Railway

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While Chief Engineer Andrew McCulloch and other historical notables have been widely recognized for their ingenuity in the building of the Kettle Valley Railway, this book chronicles those who toiled to make McCulloch's ""wonder"" a reality. Myra's Men: The Building of the Kettle Valley Railway celebrates the unsung heroes who physically built the stretch of the KVR from Myra Canyon to Penticton - through mountains, up impossible grades and assembled trestles across deep canyons. These men, also called navvies or blanketstiffs, toiled with pick and shovel, sledge and scoop. They engaged in the tough work of leveling grades, blasting and filling holes, digging foundations and pounding spikes. Here, Williams tells their fascinating story. He tells us where they came from and provides new details on life in the construction camps as well as highlights of their workday. He writes of those who cared about the navvie - to reveal the life of those who truly built the Kettle Valley Railway.

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