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WESTWARD GO YOUNG MAN : reminiscences of Les Charles : retired chief engineer, western region consultant, Canadian National Railways ; major, Royal Canadian Engineers, John L Charles; C A N A C Consultants.

Author Name    John L Charles; C A N A C Consultants.

Title   WESTWARD GO YOUNG MAN : reminiscences of Les Charles : retired chief engineer, western region consultant, Canadian National Railways ; major, Royal Canadian Engineers

Binding   Hard Cover

Book Condition   Very Good

Jacket Condition   no d.j. as Issued

Type   Hardcover

Edition   First Edition

Size   4 to

Publisher   Montreal CANAC Consultants 1978

Inscription   Signed by Author

Seller ID   112555724

brown buckram, gilt spine, xv, 207, 222 pages, [102] leaves of plates (1 folded) : illustrations , signed to Mary Purdy, daughter of E.M.M. Hill, P. Engineer, of Amherst, Nova Scotia. Also laid-in is a Christmas card from the author to Mary Purdy ,dated 1/12/81 with a note on back of card telling of his trip to Hong Kong and China, etc., and relating that on "10th Nov. to be awarded the Canadian Council of Professional Engineers Gold Medal..."The card has a tipped - in photograph of Outang Gorge, Yangtze River, China, taken by author. Major John Leslie Charles (1892-1992) was Chief Engineer for the Canadian National Railway (Western Region) and consulting engineer for the Canadian National Railway. He worked and published on the subject of railway development in remote or difficult areas. He received numerous awards for his work, including being named an Officer of the Order of Canada. Born at Weybridge, Surrey, England on 15 December 1892, emigrated to Canada in 1910. His first railway job was as a rod man on the location survey for the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway in the Rocky Mountains. He rose to Chief Engineer of the Western Region for the Canadian National Railways, and was responsible for much of the engineering and construction in western Canada, northern Manitoba, and the Northwest Territories . During the First World War he served overseas with the Royal Winnipeg Rifles, transferring to the Canadian Engineers and the Canadian Railway Troops, rising to the rank of Major. (With thanks to wikipedia)

Charles, John L., -- 1892-, Hudson Bay Railway -- History.,Hudson Bay Railway -- History., Hudson Bay (Chemin de fer) -- Histoire., IngeŽnieurs ferroviaires -- Canada -- Biographies.,

Price = 75.00 USD



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