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Daylight Through the Mountain: Letters and Labours of Civil Engineers Walter and Francis Shanly
Author: [Engineering] Walker, Frank Norman (Ed.)
Reference #: 2022
Status: For Sale
List Price: $20.00
The Engineering Institute of Canada, 1957. 442 pp., octavo, Fine in VG dj; Endpapers: Profile of Hoosac Mountain and proposed Tunnel, 1872. Illustrations (most portraits).
Letters between these brothers from 1843 to 1887 document some of the finest work of Engineers in Canada, and in particular their work in transforming the country “from an ox-cart economy into one of rapid transportation, powered by steam engines. The ‘iron horses’ were not as willing as humble oxen to be goaded over impossible roads; they had to have roads smoothed for them.”
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