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  Canadian Government Railways
Canadian Government Railways was the descriptive name of all federally owned railways in Canada from about the 1880s until 1918, when its operations were combined with the recently nationalized CANADIAN NORTHERN RAILWAY; in the following year the CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS were incorporated to operate both companies.
The Canadian Government Railways, entrusted to the CN for operation in 1923, still exists as a component of the CN and has 4 principal constituents: the Intercolonial, National Transcontinental, Prince Edward Island, and Hudson Bay railways.
The final component of Canadian Government Railways was the HUDSON BAY RAILWAY from The Pas to Churchill, Manitoba.
www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com /index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=A1ARTA0001293   (318 words)

  
 Canadian National
CN was created in late 1918 from the merger of a number of insolvent and government-controlled railways, the most significant members being: Canadian Government Railways (consitituting the former Canadian Northern and Intercolonial Railways) and the Grand Trunk Pacific.
In 1923 their formation was completed with the addition of the Grand Trunk Railway.
Canadian National data has been taken from the following ORERs (MM/YY): 1/1919, 10/1919, 4/1920-5/1920, 8/1920-9/1920, 1/1921-2/1921, 8/1921, 10/1921, 1/1922, 5/1922, 8/1922, 11/1922, 2/1923, 6/1923-7/1923, 9/1923-10/1923 & 12/1923-4/2007.
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  Canadian Government Railways
The Canadian Government Railways, entrusted to the CN for operation in 1923, still exists as a component of the CN and has 4 principal constituents: the Intercolonial, National Transcontinental, Prince Edward Island, and Hudson Bay railways.
Gradually the titles Intercolonial Railway and Prince Edward Island Railway were dropped in favour of the term Canadian Government Railways.
The final component of Canadian Government Railways was the HUDSON BAY RAILWAY from The Pas to Churchill, Manitoba.
www.canadianencyclopedia.ca /PrinterFriendly.cfm?Params=A1ARTA0001293   (320 words)

  
 Constituents of Canadian National Railways
The Government of Canada was already in the railway business in the Maritimes through the Intercolonial Railway.
On November 20, 1918, responsibility for the CGR was given to the Board of Directors of the CNoR.
Canadian National 2-6-0 #904 (renumbered #82) was typical of the newer second-generation motive power used by the Grand Trunk Railway.
www.railwaybob.com /Constituents/CNRConstituents.htm   (932 words)

  
 Dates in Canadian Railway History
This was the oldest constituent of the Dominion Atlantic Railway.
One of the conditions of Confederation was the building of a railway by the newly constituted Dominion Government to connect Halifax with the St. Lawrence at or near Quebec.
The railway lay idle from late 1910 until July 25, 1911 when it was bought by the Canadian Northern Railway as part of its new Montreal to Ottawa line.
www.railways.incanada.net /candate/candate.htm   (10620 words)

  
 Steamtown NHS: Special History Study
On September 6, 1918, the Dominion government appointed a new board of directors for its newly acquired, though privately built and operated, Canadian Northern Railway, and recognized that it needed to combine this new acquisition west of Lake Superior on the prairies with its lines east of Montreal that constituted the Canadian Government Railways.
On November 20, 1918, the Canadian government assigned the new Canadian Northern directorate responsibility for administering the Canadian Government Railways, and on December 20, 1918, an Order-in-Council directed the board henceforth to refer to both systems as the Canadian National Railways.
Thus, the Canadian Government Railways, large as the system was, lasted as a distinct entity for less than three years, although consolidation of the two systems did not begin until March 31, 1919, and the amalgamation was not legally complete until January 20, 1923.
www.nps.gov /history/history/online_books/steamtown/shs3b.htm   (1007 words)

  
 Canadian Government Railways
Canadian Government Railways (CGR) was the descriptive name used between 1915-1918 for all federal government-owned railways in Canada.
The Grand Trunk Pacific Railway (GTPR) was nationalized after defaulting on loan payments March 7, 1919 and entered the CNR fold on July 12, 1920.
The CGR moniker ceased to be used after 1918 but the CGR itself existed on paper until the late 20th century, largely due to real estate leases and other agreements.
www.xasa.com /wiki/en/wikipedia/c/ca/canadian_government_railways.html   (283 words)

  
 The Canadian Encyclopedia
Albion Mines Railway, Pictou County, NS, was the second steam railway in Canada and the first to use a standard gauge and split-switch movable rail.
Canadian Government Railways was the descriptive name of all federally owned railways in Canada from about the 1880s until 1918, when its operations were combined with the recently nationalized CANADIAN NORTHERN RAILWAY ; in...
Canadian National Railways, incorporated 6 June 1919, is the longest railway system in North America, controlling more than 50 000 km of track in Canada and the US.
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 Canadian Government Railways
A notable role was the relief and reconstruction in Halifax after the 1917 Halifax Explosion and one CGR employee, Vince Coleman (train dispatcher) became a celebrated hero in the explosion.
Although the CGR only existed for a short period of time before evolving into the Canadian National Railway, it was a very visible Canadian railway in World War One due to the large scale of wartime railway operation.
Large amounts of rolling stock were lettered for the CGR, although in many regions, such as the Maritimes, the public continued to refer to its trains and facilites by their old name of the Intercolonial.
www.homestayfinder.com /Dictionary.aspx?q=Canadian_Government_Railways   (380 words)

  
 RBC Financial Group - RBC Letter
Railways are one of the factors in establishing the relative economic condition of various areas.
Canadian trains, stopping at many stations, have a great deal of express carrying to do - what the railroads call "head—end work." This is increasing, rather than diminishing, because the flag stops of a few years ago have become more than that, and the increasing population clustered around them must be served.
In fact, Canadian railways have been projected and built as manifestations of public policy, often with financial assistance recommended by the government, agreed to by Parliament and paid for by the people of the country.
www.rbc.com /community/letter/april1954.html   (3092 words)

  
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 The Railways of Canada Archives -- Eastern New Brunswick's Railway History From VIA Rail's Ocean Limited
Following the 1904 acquisition of the Canada Eastern Railway, the rail line was extended from Quarryville to Blackville, that permitted the abandonment of the old Canada Eastern Railway bridge across the South-West Miramichi near Blackville and the trackage to and across the Newcastle Subdivision.
The 75 miles of railway from Derby Junction to the crossing of the N.T.R. at McGivney was abandoned in January, 1985.
This was the junction with the Caraquet Railway.
www.trainweb.org /canadianrailways/articles/EastNBRailHistory.htm   (6022 words)

  
 1856 Detailed Rules and Introduction   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The CGR operates once immediately after it is formed, regardless of turn order, providing that none of the forming companies had already operated during that operating round.
Railways built because "The city of Galt has a railway and we have to have one too," seldom repaid any of the monies invested in them.
A few years after this, most of the Canadian transcontinental railways were dying (all built under the belief that Where a railway is built,...), so they and the CGR were merged to form The Canadian National Railway.
www.fortunecity.com /meltingpot/kings/122/1856.en.htm   (12238 words)

  
 Saskatchewan - Transcontinental Tour - Canada, by Train
Mackenzie and Mann's Canadian Northern Railway (CNoR) was the first to fall.
In 1920, the Grand Trunk Railway's (GTR) money-losing Pacific subsidiary, the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway (GTP), was the next to go and they too, joined the CNR.
The government's hard-nosed negotiations to overtake the GTR were successful and in 1923, the GTR joined the CNR.
www.collectionscanada.ca /trains/h30-2040-e.html   (243 words)

  
 The Railways of Canada Archives -- Salem & Hillsborough Railroad And Other Railways of Albert County
The Albert Railway Company was first incorporated to build a line from the European and North American Railway (presently the Canadian National Railway) at Salisbury, New Brunswick to the parish of Hillsborough.
Railways were going to be the saviour of the people, once built, they weren't subject to the ongoing problems of the early muddy trails we called roads.
The remaining 2.85 miles were officially abandoned as a federal railway by the C.N.R. on July 17, 1987 when it was purchased by NB Power to serve as private trackage for access to their major transformer station at Synton, (300 ton transformers don't move well by road!).
www.trainweb.org /canadianrailways/articles/SalemAndHillsboroughRR.html   (2308 words)

  
 Canadian Government Railways - The Jiggies Reference Guide   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Canadian Government Railways (CGR) was the descriptive name used between 1873-1918 for all federal government-owned railways in Canada.
The Canadian Government Railways moniker ceased to be used after 1918, the year that its component companies were merged with the bankrupt Canadian Northern Railway (CNoR) under a federal government Board of Management.
The CGR itself existed on paper until the late 20th century, largely due to pre-1923 real estate leases and other agreements, however a Privy Council order dated July 22, 1993, authorized the sale of CGR to the Crown corporation CN for one dollar (CDN).
www.jiggies.com /reference/Canadian_Government_Railways   (227 words)

  
 Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal
Canadian Government Railways (CGR) was the descriptive name used between 1915–1918 for all federal government-owned railways in Canada.
A notable role was the relief and reconstruction in Halifax after the 1917 Halifax Explosion and one CGR employee, Vince Coleman became a celebrated hero in the explosion.
Although the CGR only existed for a short period of time before evolving into the Canadian National Railway, it was a very visible Canadian railway in World War One due to the large scale of wartime railway operation.
www.goupstate.com /apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=NEWS&template=wiki&text=Canadian_Government_Railways   (396 words)

  
 Canada: Our Oldest Good Neighbor: How Does Canada Govern Itself, Or Does Britain Do It?   (Site not responding. Last check: )
It is the fusion of the executive and the legislative branches of government in the cabinet, which is chosen from the leaders of the majority party in the Parliament at Ottawa.
Canadian legislation was liable to be overridden by acts of the British Parliament arid could not touch the subject of merchant shipping, which Britain regulated for the whole Empire.
Canadian foreign relations had to be conducted, at least formally, through the channel of the British Foreign Office.
www.historians.org /Projects/GIRoundtable/Canada/Canada_3.htm   (1924 words)

  
 Steamtown NHS: Special History Study
On September 6, 1918, the Dominion government appointed a new board of directors for its newly acquired, though privately built and operated, Canadian Northern Railway, and recognized that it needed to combine this new acquisition west of Lake Superior on the prairies with its lines east of Montreal that constituted the Canadian Government Railways.
On November 20, 1918, the Canadian government assigned the new Canadian Northern directorate responsibility for administering the Canadian Government Railways, and on December 20, 1918, an Order-in-Council directed the board henceforth to refer to both systems as the Canadian National Railways.
Thus, the Canadian Government Railways, large as the system was, lasted as a distinct entity for less than three years, although consolidation of the two systems did not begin until March 31, 1919, and the amalgamation was not legally complete until January 20, 1923.
www.cr.nps.gov /history/online_books/steamtown/shs3b.htm   (1007 words)

  
 Steamtown NHS: Special History Study
The Canadian Pacific Railway was incorporated on February 17, 188110 take over a scheme of the Dominion government to build Canada's first transcontinental railroad, connecting the seaboard of British Columbia with the system of railways that already existed in eastern Canada.
The Canadian Pacific completed extremely difficult construction across the Laurentian Shield north of the Great Lakes and the Canadian Rockies and the Selkirk Ranges to the Pacific Coast in 1886, and by 1920 had grown to a system of 8,355.9 miles of wholly owned trackage.
Another railway system in Canada that had an early start was that of the Grand Trunk Railway, incorporated in 1853 by British investors, and for many years the largest privately owned railway system in Canada.
www.cr.nps.gov /history/online_books/steamtown/shs3.htm   (1529 words)

  
 Canadian Government Railways - Education - Information - Educational Resources - Encyclopedia - Music
Canadian Government Railways (CGR) was the descriptive name used between 1915-1918 for all federal government-owned railways in Canada.
The Grand Trunk Pacific Railway (GTPR) was nationalized after defaulting on loan payments March 7, 1919 and entered the CNR fold on July 12, 1920.
The CGR moniker ceased to be used after 1918 but the CGR itself existed on paper until the late 20th century, largely due to real estate leases and other agreements.
www.music.us /education/C/Canadian-Government-Railways.htm   (509 words)

  
 CN 1246 Dunraven Dining Car
This car was built for the Canadian Government Railways during the closing days of World War I and was named Dunravan.
The CGR had been formed in 1915 to take over the operation of the bankrupt National Transcontinental and the Grand Trunk Railway.
The other railways could only compete and the quality of the cuisine could be the deciding factor between which line one chose to travel.
www.wcra.org /collection/CNR1246.htm   (279 words)

  
 RAC - What We Do
The Canadian Railway War Board was formed at a meeting of railway executives on October 23, 1917, at the suggestion of the Canadian Government, for the purpose of coordinating railway activities during World War I, to ensure efficient movement of troops, war supplies and services.
This enhanced mandate led to the relocation of headquarters from Montreal to Ottawa in the fall of 2000, to be closer to federal decision makers.
Beginning in the late 1980s and early 1990s, there was a progressive increase in government and public awareness of the over-regulation of the industry and of the need to introduce more market forces to promote self-sufficiency, competitiveness, and efficiency in the sector.
www.railcan.ca /sec_rac/en_rac_whatWeDo.asp   (1540 words)

  
 1856 - The Game
During the confederation of Canada, the government started to absorb these bankrupt companies to form the Canadian Government Railways, which, in turn, became the Canadian National Railway.
The game is set in the Upper Canada area, with six private companies, eleven public companies (corporations) and the Canadian Government Railways, which is formed from some of the other public companies during the game.
When the first '6' train is sold, the Canadian Government Railways (CGR) may be formed once the currently operating company has completed its turn.
www.fwtwr.com /fwtwr/18xx/1856/index.asp   (688 words)

  
 CRHA - PA029 - Canadian National Railway fonds   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Canadian National was incorporated in 1923 as a result of the amalgamation of several private or government railways.
In 1917 the government adopted a law to allow it to acquire the Canadian Northern, and in 1918 the government took over management of the Canadian Government Railways.
The government thus took over the biggest network of railways in the country, with 35,000 km of tracks and 3,200 locomotives.
www.exporail.org /guide_archives/A011/en/pa029.htm   (310 words)

  
 Canadian National Railway
The Canadian National Railway Company came into being on June 6, 1919 in order to consolidate a collection of scattered railways across the country that had fallen under Federal Government ownership, many of which had been bankrupted by the activities of the Great World War.
Over the years, this collection of lines grew into one of the largest of railway companies on the continent.
Below are links to the individual histories of railway lines that were either created by or ultimately came under the control of the Canadian National Railway that were constructed within the Province of Ontario.
home.primus.ca /~robkath/railcn.htm   (145 words)

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