Official guide of Intercolonial Railway of Canada and Prince Edward Island Railways

issued by the authority of the Honorable the minister of railways and canals : for use of travellers, shippers and buyers, 1898-1899.

Publisher: J.D. Seely in Saint John, N.B

Written in English
Published: Pages: 214 Downloads: 217
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  • Intercolonial Railway (Canada),
  • Prince Edward Island Railway.,
  • Railroads -- Maritime Provinces.

Edition Notes

SeriesCIHM/ICMH microfiche series -- no. 62813.
ContributionsCanada. Dept. of Railways and Canals., Intercolonial Railway (Canada)
The Physical Object
Pagination214 p.
Number of Pages214
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16924969M
ISBN 100665628137

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The Intercolonial Railway of Canada (reporting mark IRC), also referred to as the Intercolonial Railway (ICR), was a historic Canadian railway that operated from towhen it became part of Canadian National the railway was also completely owned and controlled by the federal government, the Intercolonial was also one of Canada's first Crown corporationsLocale: Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Quebec.

Intercolonial Railway (Canada): Official guide of Intercolonial Railway of Canada and Prince Edward Island Railways [electronic resource]: issued by the authority of the Honorable the minister of railways and canals: for use of travellers, shippers and buyers, (Saint John, N.B.: J.D. Seely, [?]), also by Canada.

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The Prince Edward Island Railway (PEIR) was a historic Canadian railway on Prince Edward Island (PEI). The railway ran tip-to-tip on the island, from Tignish in the west to Elmira in the east, with major spurs serving Borden-Carleton's train ferry dock, the capital in Charlottetown, Montague and Georgetown and the original eastern terminus at Souris.A major spur from Charlottetown served Dates of operation: –, merged into CNR.

On July 1,Prince Edward Island joined up with Canada to become a separate province. The deal included an agreement for the federal government to take over the railway, Official guide of Intercolonial Railway of Canada and Prince Edward Island Railways book then became the property of Canada and in turn relieved the islanders from the massive debt.

The Prince Edward Island Railway (PEIR) ran from tip-to-tip of Prince Edward Island in Canada, from Tignish in the west to Elmira in the east. This map shows the mainline and the major branches that served various ports on the southern coast. Each of the lines has its own notes about that section of the line, which you can access by clicking on them.


ACCOMPANIED BY A COMPLETE RAILWAY MAP by NEWTON. The Intercolonial Railway, which linked the Maritimes and central Canada, was the first major transportation project undertaken by the new Dominion of Canada. Its main line, which linked Halifax to Québec City, opened for traffic in Eventually, the railway provided a continuous connection, with branches, from Montréal, through eastern Quebec and New Brunswick, to North Sydney, Nova.

For the last 8 years, our family has vactioned in PEI and until this year I knew nothing of the planning, the building and the demise of the island's railway history.

A truly historicalloss. Allan Graham's book is so full of details, that you feel that you were there.5/5(2). Intercolonial Railway Reporting mark: IRC.

The Intercolonial Railway (IRC) came as part and parcel of the British North America Act. Under the terms of the act, the government was legally bound to provide railway access from the Maritime provinces to central Canada.

The IRC was formed in early s. The Canadian National Railways Act was passed inand four years later an order-in-council gave over to the Canadian National Railway Board the management and operation of all Canadian government railways, including the Intercolonial Railway.

Source: W. Stewart WALLACE, ed. Summer provinces by the sea; a description of the vacation resources of eastern Quebec and the Maritime Provinces of Canada, in the territory served Railway, Prince Edward Island Railway [Railway, Intercolonial, Railway, Prince Edward Island] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying : Intercolonial Railway, Prince Edward Island Railway.

Forest, Stream and Seashore – Tourism book issued by The Intercolonial Railway and Prince Edward Island Railway of Canada, August * From Folly to Fortune: The firing of James Richardson Forman – The story of the political downfall of the Nova Scotia engineer who built the province’s first mainline railway, and his later success on.

Author of Table of quantities in culverts and other structures, Correspondence relating to the Inter-Colonial Railway, Postal subsidies, &c., Canada &c, North America, Intercolonial Railway, Guide book to the Intercolonial Railway, The Intercolonial Railway of Canada, Guide book to the Intercolonial Railway., A ramble and a rest.

The following schedules come from pages 21 and 22 of the January 15 th, Intercolonial Railway and Prince Edward Island Railway of Canada Schedule and brochure. Some schedules are wider than your screen if viewing in x mode. Use your cursor keys to move around.

History of the New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island Railway. Inthe NB&PEI was tasked with extended the Intercolonial Railway from Sackville, NB to Cape Tormentine, PEI.

The rail line reached Cape Tormentine by September 9, On August 1, the NB&PEI became part of the Canadian Government Railways. History of The Prince Edward Island railway and Confederation Addeddate Identifier Prince-Edward-Island-Railway. plus-circle Add Review.

comment. Reviews There are no reviews yet. Be the first one to write a review. Views. DOWNLOAD OPTIONS download 1 file. The end result was that, even though the Island is only miles long, its finished railway had miles of track.

The Prince Edward Island railway became known for some of the most crooked road beds in the world, with up to a third of its total line comprised of curves. The Intercolonial Railway of Canada was built to satisfy a condition of the Maritimes joining Confederation. Three routes were surveyed, and due to security concerns the northernmost route was selected, as it was farthest from the U.S.

border. The ICR was originally built on the broad gauge (5′ 6″) but was re-gauged in The undersea cable of the Anglo-American Telegraph Company landed at Cape Traverse and the community was also the Island end of the winter ice-boat route.

It boasted a pier that extended into the Strait and in a branch line had been added to the Prince Edward Island railway to join the pier to the Island’s rail system. From Fredericton a branch was built to meet this road, and a line to Woodstock, which in turn was connected with the old New Brunswick and Canada, still pushing slowly north.

In the meantime Prince Edward Island was building a narrow-gauge railway nearly two hundred miles long; in she was forced into Confederation to find aid in paying for it. Intercolonial Railway - Report - Sandford Fleming, C.E. INDEX Cover Final Report to the Minister of Works and Premier Contents (Note - Plates not included here) Chapter 1 Early History - Chapter 2 The Boundary Question - Chapter 3 Early History cont'd - Chapter 4 History continued - Chapter 5 History continued - Canada Eastern, Gibson to Indiantown.

96 Aug. 15, Intercolonial, Oct. 1, Chatham to Deep Water.2 Nov. 23, New Brunswick and Prince Ed-ward Island. Sackville to Cape Tor-mentine. 45 Sept. 21, Connected by ice-boat with Prince Edward Island in winter; taken over by Cana-dian government, J Albert.

INTERCOLONIAL RAILWAY: New Glasgow and Pictou Landing Branch The new version of the layout has begun. The old layout will be archived on this site over the coming weeks.

See Layout Progress link (on the left) for the latest updates: Home. Story of My Railroad. The Prototype. Industries on the Layout.

Railroad engineering; an authoritative manual of modern practice in the survey, location, and construction of railroad lines and terminals, their operation and maintenance, and the financing and economic management of railroad corporation, (Chicago, American school of correspondence, ), by Walter Loring Webb and Walter Loring Webb (page.

The name Intercolonial Railway comes from the original name of the Railway prior to it becoming part of Canadian National.

Here is a short history of the ICR. I am now working on the second version of this layout as I moved in to a new city. Travelers' Official Railway Guide for the United States and Canada. June, Click here to view the complete ( page) Rail Guide. (selected pages below) Notes: You can search this Rail Guide using your pdf viewer's "Find" command, even though the document will be displayed as original page images.

If the text is too small (especially in. -THEIntercolonial]PailWay JH OFCANADA. ANYoftheWorld'sFairSummerResortsareonthisPopularand FashionableRoutefcrCanadianandUnitedStatesSummerTravel. Bonshaw, Prince Edward Island. Bonshaw, a village, is located in Queens County in the central portion of Prince Edward Island, E.

of precise location is N 46°12', W 63°21'. This page is a comprehensive index of all of the information on our website related to Bonshaw. Prince Edward Island. Site Search; Departments; Search. Select a department.

Agriculture and Land. Economic Growth, Tourism and Culture. Elmira Railway Museum. Share this page: Email this page to a friend. Feedback. 2 Kent Street. Elmira, PE C1A. Inthe country’s first railway line was completed at a total length of not quite 24 kilometres.

By the s, more t kilometres of track crossed Canada from ocean to ocean. Here are the stories of some of the main figures who contributed to the development of railways in Canada. Visionary Prime Ministers Sir John Alexander.The Intercolonial Railway became responsible for the Prince Edward Island Railway and opened the line between Charlottetown and Tignish for traffic on January 4,October - The Grand Trunk Railway converts the gauge of its line between Stratford and Montreal, miles together with 60 miles of sidings, from 5' 6" to the standard.Railways in Canada, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia agreed to join Confederation in on the condition that the Intercolonial Railway would be built.

And British Columbia decided to join Confederation in on the basis of the federal government's promise to built a transcontinental railway. As for Prince Edward Island, it.