Fonds MJ-252 - Canadian Pacific Railway fonds

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Canadian Pacific Railway fonds

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  • Textual record
  • Technical drawing

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  • 1919-1975 (Creation)
    Canadian Pacific Railway

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3.40 cm of textual records.
4 white prints.

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The Canadian Pacific Railway Company (CPR) was incorporated as a company on February 16, 1881. George Stephen was chosen as the first president of the company. The CPR made Moose Jaw a divisional point in 1883, and built freight yards and facilities at the town. The famous Soo Line from Chicago to Moose Jaw was added in 1893.

Due to the waning popularity of passenger rail travel, passenger services on the CPR were transferred to VIA Rail in 1978. The CPR still uses its rail lines through Moose Jaw for freight transportation.

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This fonds contains correspondences between the CPR and the City of Moose Jaw regarding the 4th Avenue Viaduct, white prints of the Moose Jaw CPR rail yard, and schemes of various Saskatchewan rail yards.

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This material was donated to the archives as accession 24.2018 by Debbie Cole on September 30, 2016.


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  • English

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Photographs 2018-234 to 2018-235 have been added to the main photographic collection.

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No further accruals are expected.


This fonds was foldered and boxed in 2018.

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Box V-349, M-7

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