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Product Details

  • Paperback: 216 pages
  • Publisher: Natural Heritage (Feb. 16 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1459702220
  • ISBN-13: 978-1459702226
  • Product Dimensions: 15.4 x 1.3 x 22.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 259 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #217,366 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)

A very interesting study into one of the early tragedies on Canadian Railways presented in a readable style and packed with information. (Branchline)

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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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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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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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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HASH(0xa148da80) out of 5 stars A terrible tragedy and a great piece of real Canadian history Sept. 5 2015
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Well researched account of this event - a lot of detail and very informative; not just about the wreck, but the people involved in the whole affair. A terrible tragedy and a great piece of real Canadian history!

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