The Growth and performance of the Canadian transcontinental railways, 1956-1981
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Published by Center for Transportation Studies, University of British Columbia in Vancouver, B.C .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • Canada

Subjects:

  • Canadian Pacific Railway Company -- History.,
  • Canadian National Railways -- History.,
  • Railroads -- Canada -- Finance -- History.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. 337-344.

Statementby Kenneth D. Freeman ... [et al.].
ContributionsFreeman, Kenneth D., University of British Columbia. Centre for Transportation Studies.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsHE2808 .G76 1987
The Physical Object
Paginationxix, 345 p. :
Number of Pages345
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2109479M
ISBN 10091980442X
LC Control Number88162080
OCLC/WorldCa16186597

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  At a remote spot called Craigellachie in the mountains of British Columbia, the last spike is driven into Canada’s first transcontinental railway. In , the Canadian government contracted the. The Growth and performance of the Canadian transcontinental railways, Kenneth D. Freeman, Tae H. Oum, Michael W. Tretheway, W. G. Waters II Published by Center for Transportation Studies, University of British Columbia ().   The Transcontinental Railroad was completed when the final "Golden Spike" was driven into the rail bed on Sources. Hell on Wheels: Wicked Towns along the Union Pacific Railroad, by Dick Kreck. The Great Railroad Revolution: The History of Trains in . The Growth and Performance of the Canadian Transcontinental Railways, Freeman, Kenneth D, and Oum, Tae H, and Tretheway, Michael W, and Waters, W G, III Published by Center for Transportation Studies, University of British Columbia ().

The Growth and Performance of the Canadian Transcontinental Railways () Hertel; D. W. History of the Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees: Its Birth and Growth, () online; Hofsommer, Don L. Grand Trunk Corporation: Canadian National Railways in the United States, pp. online.   In , the Central Pacific and the Union Pacific Railroad Companies began building a transcontinental railroad that would link the United States from east to . Freeman, K.D. et al. The Growth and Per formance of the Canadian Transcontinental Railways Reviewed by R.A. Pat terson (4) Healy, K.T. Performance of the U.S. Railroads Since World War II: A Quarter Century of Private Operation. Reviewed by J.C. Spy chalski (2) Owen, W. Transportation and World Develop ment. Reference: A Cost-Benefit Analysis of the Privatization of Canadian National Railway The Growth and Performance of the Canadian Transcontinental Railways Citing article.

The completion of Canada's first transcontinental railway with the driving of the Last Spike at Craigellachie, British Columbia, on November 7, , is an important milestone in Canadian n and , the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) completed a line that spanned from the port of Montreal to the Pacific coast, fulfilling a condition of British Columbia's entry into . The Canadian Shield posed a serious obstacle to transcontinental planning. British Columbia, then a British crown colony, was concerned about the impact of an influx of gold prospectors from the United States, and it sought to join the Canadian Prime Minister John A. Macdonald offered British Columbia a railroad connection with the Canadian network within 10 years. Freeman, K.D., T.H. Oum., M.W. Tretheway and W.G. Waters II () The Growth and Performance of the Canadian Transcontinental Railways – (Vancouver: Centre for Transportation Studies, University of British Columbia). Google Scholar. transcontinental railway. The Canadian Pacific Railway Company was incorporated on Febru , with George Stephen as its first president. The construction season was a bust and the railway's chief engineer and general superintendent were fired at the end of the season after building only km ( miles) of track.