Tracks to the Trenches

Tracks to the Trenches:  Canadian Railway Troops in the Great War (1914 - 1919)
Canadian Railway Troops in the Great War (1914 - 1919)
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David Guay

This is the untold story about the Canadian Railway Troops who built, maintained and operated the standard gauge and light railways, the supply routes to the front lines during The Great War — World War I.

David Guay discusses the evolution and management of this complex infrastructure in the context of German, French and British railway development and military strategy. He also emphasizes the enormity of the railway work done by the Canadians: regimental histories, organizational charts, operating procedures, decorations, rosters of locomotives and rolling stock, as well as tips on modelling and collecting railway and military memorabilia.

Lavishly illustrated with hundreds of archival photographs throughout.

About the Author: 

David R.P. Guay is a lifelong railroadiana collector and the author of Great Western Railway of CanadaTracks to the Trenches, and Steamships of the Soo Line. He lives in Windsor, Ontario. He is also professor emeritus in experimental and clinical pharmacology at the University of Minnesota with nearly 180 academic publications to his credit.