The Pacific Railway, and the claims of Saint John, New Brunswick, to be the Atlantic terminus
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Published by s.n.] in [Saint John, N.B.? .
Written in English


  • Grand Trunk Railway Company of Canada,
  • Railroads -- Canada,
  • Railroad terminals -- New Brunswick -- Saint John

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Edition Notes

Statementby T.T. Vernon Smith.
SeriesCIHM/ICMH Microfiche series -- no. 22801
The Physical Object
Pagination1 microfiche (20 fr.).
Number of Pages20
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20162986M
ISBN 100665228015

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The Pacific Railway A Brief History of Building the Transcontinental Railroad. Before the advent of the transcontinental railroad, a journey across the continent to the western states meant a dangerous six month trek over rivers, deserts, and atively, a traveler could hazard a six week sea voyage around Cape Horn, or sail to Central America and cross the Isthmus of Panama by. The Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) (reporting marks CP, CPAA, MILW, SOO), known as CP Rail between and and simply Canadian Pacific, is a historic Canadian Class I railway incorporated in The railway is owned by Canadian Pacific Railway Limited, which began operations as legal owner in a corporate restructuring in Track gauge: 1, mm (4 ft 8 ¹⁄₂ in) standard gauge. Access to Saint John would be via Irving-owned Eastern Maine Railway and its sister company, NB Southern Railway tracks that will link to the new CP rail terminus at Brownville Junction. As Mr. Lamb's book points out federal legislation also stipulated that the A&N-W would lease, "such a portion of the line as may be necessary to carry the Canadian Pacific to the Atlantic Coast." Specifically, a series of subsidiaries provided a through route from Montreal, across northern Maine, and into New Brunswick.

New Brunswick's railways of the past Introduction The s ushered in a grand era of railway building in New Brunswick, as in the other Atlantic Provinces and elsewhere in Canada. The need to forge commercial links was a decisive factor in railway expansion. Rail Saint John is the only Canadian East Coast port with competitive rail connecting to four class 1 railways with local switching services to major industrial customers including direct access to Port Saint John. Port Saint John is served by New Brunswick Southern Railway (NBSR), a short line . It is an industrial city, and is New Brunswick’s largest port. Saint John has two major yards, CN’s Island Yard (now leased by NB Southern), and NB Southern’s yard on the west side. There is also a small yard at Bayshore. Saint John has no VIA Rail service any more. Some rail customers in Saint John are: Irving Pulp Mill, Reversing Falls. Saint John is a seaport city of the Atlantic Ocean located on the Bay of Fundy in the province of New Brunswick, John is the oldest incorporated city in Canada, established by royal charter on , during the reign of King George III. The port is Canada's third largest port by tonnage with a cargo base that includes dry and liquid bulk, break bulk, containers, and cruise.

  In a statement, the company specifically mentions access to the Port of Saint John as one of the reasons for the purchase. "The end-to-end transaction will provide CP customers with seamless, safe and efficient access to ports at Searsport, Maine, and to Saint John, New Brunswick," the release said. Would work with Irving railways. The New Brunswick Railway Company Limited (NBR) is currently a Canadian non-operating railway and land holding company headquartered in Saint John, New Brunswick that is part of "Irving Transportation Services", a division within the J.D. Irving Limited (JDI) industrial conglomerate. It is not to be confused with another JDI company, New Brunswick Southern Railway (NBSR), established in . Its subsidiary Atlantic & Pacific Railway built west from Albuqueque to the Colorado River in In , it bargained with Southern Pacific for control of the line SP had built from Mojave, CA, to meet the A&P, along with haulage rights from Mojave to San Francisco. The Harbor at St. John, New Brunswick, Canada in Saint John is the largest city in the Canadian province of New Brunswick, and the second largest in the maritime provinces. It is known as the Fundy City due to its location on the north shore of the Bay of Fundy at the mouth of the Saint John River, as well as being the only city on the bay.