In the Shadow of Giants The Story of the Toronto Hamilton & Buffalo Railway DJ
In the Shadow of Giants The Story of the Toronto Hamilton & Buffalo Railway DJ
In the Shadow of Giants The Story of the Toronto Hamilton & Buffalo Railway DJ
In the Shadow of Giants The Story of the Toronto Hamilton & Buffalo Railway DJ

In the Shadow of Giants The Story of the Toronto Hamilton & Buffalo Railway DJ

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In the Shadow of Giants The Story of the Toronto Hamilton & Buffalo Railway DJ
 
In the Shadow of Giants The Story of the Toronto Hamilton & Buffalo Railway DJ
By Norman Helm
Hard Cover with Dust Jacket
Copyright 1978
257 pages
IN THE SHADOW OF GIANTS
T.H. and B.'Tramps, Hoboes and Bums'? 'Tired, Hungry and Broke'? No. Not even 'To Hell and Back!'
T.H. and B. is 'Toronto, Hamilton and Buffalo,' a Canadian railway well-known to rail-fans throughout Canada and the United States. Perhaps, however, beyond those aficionados known only to those persons who travel, ship by, or live close to it. ..in addition, of course, to the hundreds of its employees during the past eighty-odd years.
The Toronto, Hamilton and Buffalo Railway is one of Canada's 'other' railways - short by North American standards; small as railways are measured; dwarfed by the giants - but ever a leader in the technological development of railways on this continent.
IN THE SHADOW OF GIANTS is the T.H. and B's story - its 'highs'and its 'lows'; its 'ups' and its 'downs'; its struggle against, at times, seemingly overwhelming odds; its successful survival.
IN THE SHADOW OF GIANTS, however, is more than the story of one railway. IN THE SHADOW OF GIANTS is the story of the coming of the railways to Upper Canada: it is a history of those rails in Canada's most densely populated, heavily industrialized region - southern Ontario - the 'Golden Horseshoe.' It is a story of the determination of the citizens of Hamilton and Brantford, Dunnville and Port Colborne to be part of the vast web of communication that links them all in the southern Ontario we know today.
Author ,Helm has captured the story in words: the photographs and sketches and maps of a score of public and private collections tell it in pictures.

Contents
Introduction2
Chapter One.
Enter the Iron Horse6
Chapter Two.
"For Want of a Rail..."16
Chapter Three.
A Railway is Born32
Chapter Four.
Construction: and Four New Owners44
Chapter Five.
Into the Twentieth Century68
Chapter Six.
Giants to be Slain80
Chapter Seven.
Ferries, Flappers...and More Fights92
Chapter Eight.
Down to the Bottom: Up to the Top116
Chapter Nine.
Steam Power142
Chapter Ten.
The Modern Era174
Chapter Eleven.
Today's Main Line Freight Operations190
Chapter Twelve.
Switching an Industrial Giant210
Epilogue230
Acknowledgements232
A Portrait Gallery234
Bibliography257
Roster of TH & B Steam locomotives170
Roster of TH & B Diesel units180
Roster of TH & B Rolling stock255

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