Chronicles of Canada Volume 32 - The Railway Builders: A Chronicle of Overland Highways cover

Chronicles of Canada Volume 32 - The Railway Builders: A Chronicle of Overland Highways

Oscar D. Skelton (1878-1941)

1. The Coming of the Railway
2. Early Travel in Canada
3. The Call for the Railway
4. The Canadian Beginnings
5. The Grand Trunk Era, Part 1
6. The Grand Trunk Era, Part 2
7. The Intercolonial
8. The Canadian Pacific -- Beginnings
9. Building the Canadian Pacific, Part 1
10. Building the Canadian Pacific, Part 2
11. The Era of Amalgamation
12. The Canadian Northern
13. The Expansion of the Grand Trunk
14. Sundry Developments
15. Some General Questions

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When the pace of railroad construction slackened in 1914, Canada had achieved a remarkable position in the railway world. Only five other countries—the United States, Russia, Germany, India, and, by a small margin, France—possessed a greater mileage; and, relatively to population, none came anywhere near her. This is the story of how Canada became a country stitched together by rail.