On the Iron at Big Cloud


Read by Delmar H Dolbier

(4.8 stars; 34 reviews)

Frank L. Packard worked as a civil engineer for the Canadian Pacific Railway. He brings this experience to the fictional Hill Division -- those those twisting, climbing, dangerous and glorious miles of track that lead from the Division Point at Big Cloud over the magnificent but treacherous Rockies to the straight and level Pacific Division. Here are fifteen stories of exciting times on the Hill Division and of the remarkable men—Regan, Carlton, Spence and all the others—whose determination, ability, even heroism, tamed the fabulous Hill Division. (Summary by Delmar H Dolbier) (8 hr 48 min)

Chapters

Rafferty's Rule 29:40 Read by Delmar H Dolbier
The Little Super 31:50 Read by Delmar H Dolbier
''If a Man Die'' 38:46 Read by Delmar H Dolbier
Spitzer 40:52 Read by Delmar H Dolbier
Shanley's Luck 49:21 Read by Delmar H Dolbier
The Builder 48:39 Read by Delmar H Dolbier
The Guardian of the Devil's Slide 45:11 Read by Delmar H Dolbier
The Blood of Kings 43:25 Read by Delmar H Dolbier
Marley 41:38 Read by Delmar H Dolbier
The Man Who Didn't Count 30:11 Read by Delmar H Dolbier
''Where's Haggerty?'' 28:50 Read by Delmar H Dolbier
McQueen's Hobby 25:42 Read by Delmar H Dolbier
The Rebate 22:48 Read by Delmar H Dolbier
Speckles 20:49 Read by Delmar H Dolbier
Munford 30:47 Read by Delmar H Dolbier

Reviews

Fantastic reading of a nearly forgotten masterpiece


(5 stars)

Frank Packard's exciting railroad adventures read with feeling and verve. This is the best reading the best. As a retired railroader, I love the vernacular. Amazingly, railroad technology hasn't changed that much in 100 plus years, so the descriptions of train operations make sense even today. But Delmar's reading is the icing on the cake.

Really, Really Enjoyable


(5 stars)

This is a wonderful collection of stories, with characters that you find yourself caring about, very quickly. Mr. Dolbier does an excellent job reading and bringing the characters to life. Well done. Thank you!

Thanks


(5 stars)

He is a great reader, but if you want someone slightly better try Mark. F. Smith. He has read many, many, good books as well.


(5 stars)

There isn't a better person reading for ANY e-book ANYWHERE. This man makes the stories come alive. A true joy to listen to.

Good book


(5 stars)

felt I was there in the railroad yards and work camps. really enjoy this reader. always a great job.


(5 stars)

great stories ofrailtoad culture in the old west

Excellent


(5 stars)

Excellent stories and the reader is perfect.

Terrific! Great story and Excellent Reader


(5 stars)