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(McCord collection only)
The On-line Collection
Railways in Canada, 1830-1918
This selection of approximately 200 images provides a sample of the collections related to the railways between the years 1830 and 1918. It documents the building of a Canadian railway from east to west, particularly in the context of John A. Macdonald's National Policy (1878).
- Construction of the Victoria Bridge in Montreal;
- Building the Canadian Pacific transcontinental railway (promoters, installations, regions) and the push west;
- Cartoons recalling certain events: the Pacific Railway Scandal (1873), the National Policy (1878), etc.;
- Railway equipment, tools, documents and travel accessories.
Photograph, glass lantern slide
Donald Smith, later Lord Strathcona, driving the last spike, C.P.R., Craigellachie, BC, 1885, copied about 1910
1885, 19th century
North and South Through Line, Including all the railroad and Steamboat Interests Between Montreal and New York
1856, 19th century
A New Era of Railroading
Anonyme - Anonymous
July 29,1880, 19th century