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 Railway Operations and Equipment: Newfoundland and Labrador Heritage
In 1880 the House of Assembly's railway committee had recommended the construction of a narrow-gauge line, and this recommendation was incorporated in the act which authorized the letting of a construction contract.
Although a route across the thinly populated interior of the Island fulfilled the mandate that the line be a "development road", the volume of freight and passenger traffic remained too small to allow for an operating profit.
The first engines used on the Newfoundland railway were purchased from the narrow-gauge Prince Edward Island Railway in 1881, and were of the Hunslett 4-4-0 tender type.
www.heritage.nf.ca /society/railway_operations.html   (1179 words)

  
 Prince Edward Island Railway - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Prince Edward Island Railway (PEIR) was a historic Canadian railway.
This meant that Prince Edward Island rail lines had diesel locomotives fully one decade before the rest of Canada saw the last of steam.
The ferry system was noteworthy by the fact that it was mandated by Prince Edward Island's "Terms of Union" under the British North America Act of Canadian Confederation, to provide "efficient steamship service." This required the use of icebreakers, some of which were the largest of their kind in the world at one time.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Prince_Edward_Island_Railway   (1569 words)

  
 Welcome to Prince Edward Island, Canada
Prince Edward Island (simply PEI or P.E.I.; French, l'Île-du-Prince-Édouard) is a Canadian province situated in the Maritimes.
Prince Edward Island's population remained stable but western expansion in Canada reduced its proportion of the nation's population.
Known as the "Garden Province", the island is located in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence, east of New Brunswick and north of Nova Scotia from which it is separated by the Northumberland Strait.
www.hometowncanada.com /pe   (2254 words)

  
 The Railways of Canada Archives -- Eastern New Brunswick's Railway History From VIA Rail's Ocean Limited
On the Island, their marine terminal was relocated from Cape Traverse to Borden, and of course the Island's narrow gauge railway had to be changed to handle standard gauge cars from the mainland.
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)

  
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Prince Edward Island is the first province to complete its section of the Trans Canada Trail.
The island, vaguely in the shape of a crescent, lies in the Gulf of St. Lawrence.
It is separated from the northern coasts of the Maritime Provinces of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia by the narrow Northumberland Strait.
www.lycos.com /info/prince-edward-island.html   (579 words)

  
 Institute of Island Studies
The Institute of Island Studies is a research, education and public policy institute based at the University of Prince Edward Island.
Nor is it a comprehensive survey of all the "comparable islands." (Indeed, several islands that we were most keen on surveying in the end were not able to answer our questionnaire.) And, as our definition of public transportation in the survey mentions, it is not a look at transportation between islands and the mainland.
To judge from island webpages, the trails tend to be aimed at tourists, but the questionnaire responses suggest they are also intended for recreational use by local residents.
www.upei.ca /islandstudies/rep_gem_1.htm   (3502 words)

  
 Random Works of the Web » Blog Archive » Prince Edward Island   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Prince Edward Island (simply PEI or P.E.I. ; French, l’Île-du-Prince-Édouard) is a Canadian province situated in the Maritimes.
It is located in a rectangle defined roughly by 46°–47° N, and 62°–64° 30′ W. The island’s namesake is Prince Edward Augustus, Duke of Kent and Strathearn (1767-1820), the father of Queen Victoria.
The owners of the lots were expected to recruit settlers and finance their transportation to the island, whereby settlers were required to clear a certain amount of forest for farmland and pay annual “quitrents” to their landlords.
random.dragonslife.org /prince-edward-island/1699   (2316 words)

  
 348-R-1989 -- Abandonment of the portion of the Kensington Subdivision (CN)
In 1871, the Kensington Subdivision was constructed by the Prince Edward Island Railway.
In 1871, under authority from Prince Edward Island's Colonial Government, the Borden Subdivision (from Charlottetown to Emerald Junction) was constructed by the Prince Edward Island Railway.
Secondly, the Prince Edward Island Terms of Union conveyed ownership of the railways in Prince Edward Island to the Government of Canada.
www.cta-otc.gc.ca /rulings-decisions/decisions/1989/R/348-R-1989_e.html   (5302 words)

  
 S.S. Prince Edward Island - Memories Of The Ferries
In 1938 a thirty-six capacity auto deck was added to the Prince Edward Island to make travelling more convenient (prior to this, vehicles were loaded on railway flat cars).
The Prince Edward Island was retired on and off again many times but was officially retired in 1968 with the arrival of the M.V. John Hamilton Gray.
The "Prince" served as a barge in the southern United States and is now currently scrapped.
www.geocities.com /ferrymemories/princeedwardisland.html   (207 words)

  
 Prince Edward Island - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Prince Edward Island (PEI or P.E.I. French: Île-du-Prince-Édouard; Scottish Gaelic: Eilean a’ Phrionns or Eilean Eòin; Míkmaq: Apekweit) is a Canadian province coextensive with the island of the same name.
The island's landscape is pastoral: rolling hills, pristine forests, white sand beaches, ocean coves and the famous red soil have given Prince Edward Island a reputation as a province of outstanding natural beauty.
As a result of having hosted the inaugural meeting of Confederation, the Charlottetown Conference, Prince Edward Island presents itself as the "Birthplace of Confederation" with several buildings, a ferry vessel, and the Confederation Bridge using the term "confederation" in many ways.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Prince_Edward_Island   (2886 words)

  
 Prince Edward Island - Transcontinental Tour - Canada, by Train
In 1871, the Prince Edward Island (PEI) legislature authorized the construction of a railway to connect one end of the island to the other.
One of PEI's biggest demands in the 1873 Confederation negotiations was that the federal government take over the railway and guarantee operation of a continuous water (or other) link to the mainland.
Canadian National ran trains on the Island for the last time in 1989.
www.collectionscanada.ca /trains/h30-2090-e.html   (220 words)

  
 Prince Edward Island- GolfCanada.com
Some say it is because of the fact the Island is surrounded by water and the reflection coming off it enhances colors, this is why artists like coming to PEI to paint their landscapes.
The beaches of Prince Edward Island have drawn visitors to the province for over a century and are still the center of many family vacations.
Confederation Trail, the former railway line, offers almost 300 kilometers of groomed trails that take you through rolling farmlands, quaint villages, wetland and hardwood groves, and provide you with some of the most picturesque scenery on the Island.
www.golfcanada.com /destinations/prince-edward-island.htm   (937 words)

  
 PEI Vacation Property Rentals
Prince Edward Island is one of Canada's most popular vacation and tourist destinations.
Prince Edward Island is continually rated as having the best value golf vacations in North America by Score magazine and always has courses amongst the highest rated for playing by various golf authorities.
PEI Theatre Prince Edward Island is home to the Charlottetown festival and productions of Canadian live theatre that has been performed on the main stage for 40 years.
www.peisland.com   (4507 words)

  
 Prince Edward Island Marathon - October 13-15, 2006
Marathoners will enjoy views of the famous Prince Edward Island National Park sand dunes and beaches and hear the crash of waves along the north shore.
Marathoners say goodbye to the Prince Edward Island National Park at 12 kilometers and head inland on Highway 6, traveling south into the community of Grand Tracadie.
The course takes the runners past the University of Prince Edward Island again (~1.8 km), where the runners then cross Belvedere Avenue and pass the Experimental Farm property on their left.
www.princeedwardislandmarathon.com /course_info/index.cfm   (2321 words)

  
 Dates in Canadian Railway History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
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 Intercolonial Railway became responsible for the Prince Edward Island Railway and opened the line between Charlottetown and Tignish for traffic on January 4, 1875.
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   (10516 words)

  
 Prince Edward Island Terms of Union   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
That Prince Edward Island not having incurred debts equal to the sum mentioned in the next preceding Resolution, shall be entitled to receive, by half-yearly payments, in advance, from the General Government, interest at the rate of five per cent.
That Prince Edward Island shall be liable to Canada for the amount (if any) by which its public debt and liabilities at the date of the Union, may exceed four millions seven hundred and one thousand and fifty dollars and shall be chargeable with interest at the rate of five per cent.
That the population of Prince Edward Island having been increased by fifteen thousand or upwards since the year 1861, the Island shall be represented in the House of Commons of Canada by six Members; the representation to be readjusted, from time to time, under the provisions of the "British North America Act, 1867";
www.solon.org /Constitutions/Canada/English/peitu.html   (712 words)

  
 Book Reviews   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The book consists of 250 pages and can be divided into two sections, the first is an early history of the railway compiled from old newspaper articles from the era, whilst the second section is an impressive collection of fl & white photographs.
From the tank engines used at the start of operations, to the CLC built engines which lasted until the railway was converted to standard gauge, as well as the standard gauge steam power used after that.
Burns was never involved with the railway and his limited understanding of the subject matter to which he describes can be seen in a number of places throughout (which actually becomes offensive after awhile).
www.trainweb.org /j.dimech/6167/reviews.html   (598 words)

  
 The THREE RIVERS "Great Canadian Rivers"
It is almost an embarrassment of riches: on an Island brimming with scenic routes, shoreline drives and picture-perfect country roads, there’s an even better way to experience the pleasures of the Island countryside.
When Prince Edward Island’s railway finally ground to a halt in 1989, the province’s transportation loss became the outdoor lover’s gain.
The Park is an ideal base for exploring the historic villages of Cardigan, Georgetown and Montague, highlights of the “Hills and Harbours” tourist region of Prince Edward Island.
www.greatcanadianrivers.com /rivers/threerivers/recreation-home.html   (1036 words)

  
 P.E.I. Genealogy Books, CDs and Reviews Q-Z
"The Island Acadians", by Georges Arsenault, a gentleman well known to listeners of French language CBC broadcasts from Prince Edward Island, is a well rounded history of Acadian History on P.E.I. First published in its French form in 1987, it was released in English in 1989, and recently republished in 1999.
The Reddins of Prince Edward Island...with notes on related families profiles the descendants of Dennis Reddin (born 1793 to William Reddin and Mary O’Meara in Ireland) and Anne Keoughan (born 1805 to William Keoughan and Barbara Aitken in PEI).
The Reddins of Prince Edward Island discusses this involvement, as well as aspects of the political life and history of the Island from the perspective and involvement of the family.
www.islandregister.com /booksqz.html   (7664 words)

  
 CBC - Prince Edward Island Votes 2003
Helping negotiate the acceptance of the Island into the Dominion of Canada, he was the last premier of the colony of Prince Edward Island and the first premier of the new province.
L.C. Owen was one of the most prominent business people in Prince Edward Island at the time he was elected to the assembly and to the position of premier.
His mark on Island history came when he ended proprietary land holding and the practice of tenant farming in the province.
www.cbc.ca /peivotes2003/features/feature2.html   (780 words)

  
 Outside Expeditions - Prince Edward Island Kayaking & Cycling - Last Spike Bike Tour
Located in the Gulf of St Lawrence, Prince Edward Island is perfectly suited for biking and walking with its scenic coastline, meandering trails and a myriad of bays and beaches to explore.
Charlottetown is Prince Edward Island's capital and is accessible from anywhere in continental North America in one day via a number of Canadian and international airlines.
We have arranged for Prince Edward Island National Park guides to take those who are interested on an afternoon hike through this lovely and fragile dune ecosystem.
www.getoutside.com /lastspikebiketour/welcome.html   (3301 words)

  
 PEI Cottages - Prince Edward Island Cottages
We are centrally located on the south side 15 minutes to the Wood Islands Ferry and 25 minutes to Charlottetown and just down the road to the most scenic Golf experience on PEI Belfast Highland Greens.
You will experience what it is like to be only a 2-minute walk away from the beautiful shore where you can walk for miles on the white sand or just spend your time laying around for the day on the beach or dunes.
The PEI to Nova Scotia ferry leaves from Wood Islands and takes about 75 minutes to cross; many visitors come to PEI across the Confederation Bridge and leave via the Ferry.
www.peislandcottages.com   (2497 words)

  
 Prince Edward Island Vacation - House
This quiet property is on 38 acres overlooking estuary, sand dunes and ocean on the southern side of the island.
South Lake Manor, a beach front rental accommodation on Prince Edward Island is one of a kind.
From the love of water to the peace of the woods, leisure of the golf course and waterfront dining, Prince Edward Island offers the good life and fills the soul wanting to bide a while in a place that is truly apart from the hustle of life, South Lake Manor.
www.vrbo.com /87256   (594 words)

  
 Virtual Tour of Southern Kings County Prince Edward Island   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
We’ll be starting our tour in Wood Islands, P.E.I. where the ferry arrives from Nova Scotia and we’ll follow the King’s Byway around southern Queens and Kings County.
This is a beautiful and relatively undiscovered part of the Island where you can get away and enjoy secluded beaches and great scenery without the usual crush of traffic.
If you don’t have a visitor’s guide and map of Prince Edward Island, you can order visitor information online or send us an e-mail and we’ll have them mailed to you.
www.peisland.com /virtualtour/v-tour1.htm   (220 words)

  
 Elmira Railway Museum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Known as the end of the line for those traveling east on Prince Edward Island, Elmira Station became an important part of railroading on the Island in the early 1900’s.
Opening in 1912, during the last major extension on the rail line, the station became a beehive of activity.
The two rooms now house thematic displays that illustrated various facets of railway life.
www.elmirastation.com   (174 words)

  
 Souris Confederation Trail | Prince Edward Island Mountain Bike Trails
This ride is an easy 11.7-mile loop that follows the relatively wide, graded surfaces of both the Confederation Trail and the New Harmony Heritage Road.
You will trace the route of the old Prince Edward Island railway and then ride over rolling hills on the Heritage road, as you experience the landscape that was first cultivated by early settlers in this region.
The recent development of the Confederation Trail and the continued maintenance of this heritage road in its original state have ensured preservation of different aspects of the island's history.
www.trails.com /tcatalog_trail.asp?trailid=BGC022-040   (159 words)

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