Railway history comes alive in this fascinating book about one of Canada’s most notorious sections of track. The Spiral Tunnels and The Big Hill describes the construction and the operation of the Canadian Pacific Railway through Kicking Horse Pass in the Canadian Rockies. The perils of The Big Hill on the western slope of the Great Divide are recounted through tales of disaster and defiance, and are illustrated with more than 100 photographs. Maps and diagrams reveal the operation of the Spiral Tunnels, while stories describe the railway mayhem that their construction resolved. Informative and entertaining, this book is for railway enthusiasts as well as for those with a general interest in the human history of the Canadian Rockies and Yoho National Park.