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Railway and Forestry Museum Releases Book on Tumbler Ridge Line
The Prince George Railway and Forestry Museum has released a new history book about how electric locomotives were used during the construction of the Tumbler Ridge rail line. The book titled "Switching On: Creating the Electrified Sub-Division of British Columbia Railway" looks at how the 130 kilometre line was constructed in the 1980's. Museum Curator Julianna Weisgarber says the book shows how revolutionary the construction of the line was back in the 1980's.
"This was something that hadn't been attempted before, it was brand new technology, and it actually made BC a world leader in that sort of transportation," says Weisgarber, "so it's a real exciting project that they did and its something that they don't know much about."
Weisgarber says Switching On was written by B-C Rail engineer Peter Bridge. It can be bought at the Prince George Railway and Forestry Museum or Books and Company.
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