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The spiral tunnels and the Big Hill ; a Canadian railway adventure

by Graeme Pole

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Published by Altitude Pub. Canada in Canmore, Alta .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Canadian Pacific Limited -- History.,
  • Railroads -- Canada -- History -- 20th century.,
  • Railroad tunnels -- British Columbia -- History.,
  • Yoho National Park (B.C.) -- History.,
  • Canadian Rockies (B.C. and Alta.) -- History,
  • Spiral Tunnels (B.C.) -- History.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references.

    StatementGraeme Pole.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsTF238.S65 P64 1995
    The Physical Object
    Pagination80 p. :
    Number of Pages80
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL20520038M
    ISBN 10155153908X

      Even though the Big Hill was replaced by the Spiral Tunnels in , the area has long been a challenge to the operation of trains and remains so to this day. The essential problem was that the railway had to ascend 1, feet ( m) along a distance of 10 miles (16 km) from Field at 4, feet (1, m) climbing to the top of the Continental. The Spiral Tunnels and the Big Hill: A Canadian Adventure by Graeme Pole. Altitude Pub Canada Ltd. Paperback. VERY GOOD. Light rubbing wear to cover, spine and page edges. Very minimal writing or notations in margins not affecting the text. Possible .

      Took a trip out to Calgary for SuperTrain and had time before the show to rail fan. Caught CP Leads an Eastbound freight train out of Field, B.C. through a short tunnel on its way to the. An outstanding feat of engineering, the Spiral Tunnels in Yoho National Park were the ingenious early–20th-century solution to climbing or descending the impossibly steep percent grade to cross Kicking Horse Pass by rail. Watch long freight trains cross themselves as they travel the tunnels in different directions at the same time.

    achievement possible. The book contains more than photographs, illustrations, and historic documents. The Spiral Tunnels and The Big Hill: A Canadian Railway Adventure. by Graeme Pole. Read about the construction of CPR’s tunnels through .   Since the s, Canadian Pacific Railway trains have been running between Calgary and Vancouver. The main problem was that trains had to .


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This book describes the construction and operation of the world-famous Canadian Pacific Railway through the treacherous Kicking Horse Pass in the Canadian Rockies.

Includes 60 b&w photos. Railway history comes alive in this fascinating book about one of Canada's most incredible railway stories/5.

Railway history comes alive in this fascinating book about one of Canada's most incredible railway stories. The Spiral Tunnels and The Big Hill describes the construction and operation of the world-famous Canadian Pacific Railway through the treacherous Kicking Horse Pass in the Canadian Rockies/5(6).

Spiral Tunnels, Yoho National Park: Address, Phone Number, Spiral Tunnels Reviews: 4/5 All reviews freight train engineering feat long train big hill kicking horse worth a stop interesting history information boards different levels rocky mountaineer train the canadian pacific railway continental divide viewing area the trans canada highway 4/5().

Railway history comes alive in this fascinating book about one of Canada's most incredible railway stories.

The Spiral Tunnels and The Big Hill describes the construction and operation of the world-famous Canadian Pacific Railway through the treacherous Kicking Horse Pass in the Canadian Rockies. The perils of operating the section of track at the notorious ""Big Hill"" on the western slopes.

The Spiral Tunnels and the Big Hill: A Canadian Railway Adventure by Pole, Graeme and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at The solution for a more gradual grade came from zer, one of the railway’s Assistant Chief Engineers.

He modeled the Spiral Tunnels after a system used in Switzerland. In the Spiral Tunnels were completed and after 25 years of use, the Big Hill grade was abandoned.

Railway history comes alive in this fascinating book about one of Canada's most incredible railway stories. The Spiral Tunnels and The Big Hill describes the construction and operation of the world-famous Canadian Pacific Railway through the treacherous Kicking Horse Pass in the Canadian Rockies.

There used to be a spiral at Guanjiao at on the Qinghai–Tibet Railway (see photo). [citation needed]Costa Rica. Replica of the Brusio Spiral Viaduct at on the Tren Turistico Arenal, 10 km east of Nuevo Arenal, Guanacaste.

Croatia. Spiral between Rijeka-Brajdica and Sušak-Pećine at on the Rijeka–Karlovac railway, part of International corridor The spiral is mainly in a m long tunnel.

Regarded as masterpieces of engineering, the two Spiral Tunnels reduced the overall grade on the hill by half. Despite this improvement, Canadian Pacific has continued to battle gravity and the elements for a century in its crossing of the Rockies.

Publishedpages, $, ISBN Second, revised printing, April Review. The Spiral Tunnels and the Big Hill: A Canadian Railway Adventure The Cheap Fast Free Post: Author: Pole, Graeme: Publisher: Altitude Publishing (Canada) Year Published: Number of Pages: Book Binding: N/A: Prizes: N/A: Book Condition: GOOD: SKU: GOR The CPR's famous Spiral Tunnels were an important and costly project that allowed the railway to finally abandon its troublesome Big Hill.

The latter was a steep and dangerous stretch of track and was a major bottleneck. The new bypass helped alleviate, but not totally solve, the congestion issues t. Buy The Spiral Tunnels and the Big Hill: A Canadian Railway Adventure by Pole, Graeme (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store.

Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible s: 5. Telegram sent May 5, to CPR President advising of "holing through" of both tunnels. Canadian Pacific Archives. The new line through the Spiral Tunnels, considered an engineering marvel, opened to traffic on Augending use of the dangerous "temporary" Big Hill line.

While adding three miles to the line it reduced the heavy %. Book your tickets online for Spiral Tunnels, Yoho National Park: See reviews, articles, and photos of Spiral Tunnels, ranked No.9 on Tripadvisor among 18 attractions in Yoho National Park.4/ TripAdvisor reviews.

The Spiral Tunnels were an important and costly project and this allowed the CPR to finally abandon its famous Big Hill.

Incredibly steep (by rail standards) the line was a major bottleneck and trouble spot and construction of the tunnels alleviated a number of nagging problems. The Spiral Tunnels and the Big Hill: A Canadian Adventure [Pole, Graeme] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

The Spiral Tunnels and the Big Hill: A Canadian Adventure out of 5 stars An excellent account of one of the key points in a classic railway. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 2, Reviews: 6. The Spiral Tunnels are one of the most bizarre feats of engineering to get the grade of a train line to be at or below %.

They are located on the Big Hill just beyond the crossing of the Continental Divide just inside British Columbia on the transcontinental line of the Canadian Pacific Railway that united the Dominion of Canada together. The Spiral Tunnels: A Canadian Railway Adventure is informative and entertaining reading for railway enthusiasts, as well as for those with a general interest in the human history of the Canadian Rockies and Yoho National Park.

The Spiral Tunnels viewpoint is the most-visited attraction in all of Canada's national s: 5. The Spiral Tunnels and the Big Hill: A Canadian Railway Adventure Graeme Pole (, ), Classic Hikes in the Canadian Rockies (, ), The Spiral Tunnels and The Big Hill () and David Thompson ().He has written and published one novel, Healy Park ().

Three of his titles have been finalists in the Banff Mountain Book. Hello Guys,This Video Is About Longest Tunnel That Is Widely Used For Travels AND All All Other Purposes While Going To Katra From Jammu In Indian State Of Jammu And Kashmir, India. Description: Railway history comes alive in this fascinating book about one of Canada's most incredible railway stories.

The Spiral Tunnels and The Big Hill describes the construction and operation of the world-famous Canadian Pacific Railway through the treacherous Kicking Horse Pass in the Canadian .The Canadian Pacific Railway actually has two Spiral Tunnels.

They are located between the community of Field and Kicking Horse Pass in Yoho National Park, British Columbia. British Columbia is the western-most Canadian province that shares a border with the U.S.

The tunnels were completed in and reduced the maximum grade from % on a.The famous Spiral Tunnels on the CP Rail Line were opened on September 1st, The route called for two tunnels driven in three-quarter circles into the valley walls.

The construction and extra.