The Canadian Pacific Railway and the Development of Western Canada, 1896-1914

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A large federal cash subsidy aided CPR construction of the Crows Nest Pass Railway from Lethbridge, Alberta, to Nelson, British Columbia. The line, completed in late 1898, was designed to en-courage mining and smelting in the Kootenays and to link this region with Central Canada. From 1989 to 1914 the Great Northern Railroad in the United States also built lines into southern British Columbia to tap this valuable mining traffic. The CPR completed a line to Vancouver in 1915, by which time it dominated the regional traffic. ...

The Canadian Pacific Railway and the Development of Western Canada, 1896-1914 1989, McGill-Queen's University Press

ISBN-13: 9780773506749

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