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  • Paperback: 216 pages
  • Publisher: Natural Heritage (Feb. 16 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1459702220
  • ISBN-13: 978-1459702226
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2.5 x 22.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 259 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #53,274 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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It's clear that McIver's work is a labour of love, which mitigates the potential of this tragic event and the circumstances that prevailed, from being faded from memory. At approximately 200 pages, the book is well written and educational. McIver's use of the English language is superb. End of the Line is essential reading for anyone who is interested in rail, historical Hamilton or the lessons learned from our past.

(The Hamiltonian)

With accounts from survivors, quotes from newspapers, and images of the disaster and of those involved, McIver takes readers to the minutes before a wheel axle broke on the Toronto-to-Hamilton train… (Canada's History 2014-09-01)

About the Author

Don McIver was chief economist with a major Canadian financial institution while living in Burlington, Ontario. His research frequently took him to the train-wreck site and various locations significant to the drama in End of the Line. McIver has held senior postings at the Conference Board of Canada, the Atlantic Institute for Market Studies, and the Canadian Bankers Association. He lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

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I enjoyed reading about early railway construction and the politics of the day. I found it most interesting and would recommend it to anybody that enjoys trains.
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By BLaufman on May 1 2013
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This book uncovers the personalities behind one of the worst disasters to ever hit the City of Hamilton. The store Desjardins Canal Bridge train wreck is not well known, but this book nicely tells the story. Excellent research by the author really adds insight and perspective. As a fan of Hamilton History, I'm very glad to see someone cover this event - and so well.
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By M Hawkins on April 26 2013
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Good account of the Hamilton ON train wreck, including the historical facts, and colourful descriptions of the characters involved. Recreates the times and events in a very readable way.
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