Larry Walton Railway Map showing Canadian National Railways lines in Western Canada from August 1954 also showing railways - Canadian Pacific, Greater Winnipeg Water District, Northern Alberta, Pacific Great Eastern, Midland Railway of Manitoba (joint Great Northern and Northern Pacific) and Great Northern (in BC)
Larry Walton Railway Map showing Canadian National Railways lines in Western Canada from August 1954.  Canadian Pacific, Greater Winnipeg Water District, Northern Alberta, Pacific Great Eastern, Midland Railway of Manitoba (joint Great Northern and Northern Pacific) and Great Northern (in BC)

Canadian National Railways Western Lines Map


The area covered is from Port Arthur/Fort William and Churchill to Prince Rupert and Vancouver Island- town names and locations as after 1954
showing Canadian National Railways lines in Western Canada from August 1954, Western Canada British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and a portion of Ontario.
Not only were the the Canadian National lines shown, but also Canadian Pacific, Greater Winnipeg Water District, Northern Alberta, Pacific Great Eastern, Midland Railway of Manitoba
(joint Great Northern and Northern Pacific) and Great Northern (in BC).
All these lines have probably 95%+ of the points on each line shown

Read Me File

Problems Joint Track Agreements and Benefits
working with the Canadian National Railways Western Lines Map




CNR Map 1954
Problems with map


As this map was done by hand, directions are
generally correct (not highly detailed) and
distances between adjacent points are NOT to
scale.

In the province of Saskatchewan, Canada
Dalmeny - Langham 9 miles
Dalmeny - Mennon 7 miles

Dalmeny distance to Langham 9 miles Dalmeny distance to Mennon 7 miles Saskatchewan Canada

The following image shows what happens when
artistic interpretation enters the world of putting
directions on a map.
In the province of British Columbia, Canada
Flying-U to Williams Lake should be going roughly
Northwest and then should go almost North.

The following slide shows what happens when artistic interpretation enters the world of putting directions on a map. Flying U to Williams Lake should be going roughly
Northwest and then should go almost North.">




Canadian National Railways Western Lines Map
Joint trackage agreements



Certain rail lines were operated under "joint trackage agreements". This is where one railroad owns and maintains the line,
but others use the line as well. The following are the lines which Larry Walton knows of and were kind of clear on the original map
It is hoped that they have become clearer with some map modifications. Sor example check:

    Manitoba

  • Emerson-Morris-Winnipeg


    • Saskatchewan

    • Northway-Prince Albert-Shellbrook-Tobey
    • Prince Albert-Sharpe
      • For the above line look for Prince Albert - Henribourg as Sharpe is not marked on the map.
      • Sharpe is the actual junction with CP
      • Sharpe is about 2 miles north of Henribourg.
    • Medstead-Prinham-North Battleford-Battleford-Rosemound

      BC

    • Armstrong-Vernon-Kelowna
    • Lumby Junction-Lumby




    Canadian National Railways Western Lines Map
    Benefits of using map



    The area covered is from Port Arthur/Fort William and Churchill to Prince Rupert and Vancouver Island- town names and locations as after 1954
    showing Canadian National Railways lines in Western Canada from August 1954, Western Canada British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and a portion of Ontario.

    Not only were the the Canadian National lines shown, but also Canadian Pacific, Greater Winnipeg Water District, Northern Alberta, Pacific Great Eastern, Midland Railway of Manitoba
    (joint Great Northern and Northern Pacific) and Great Northern (in BC).
    All these lines have probably 95%+ of the points on each line shown

    Historic Newspaper announcing Western Canada Railways Map
    There are in total 3,961 placenames listed for Western Canada.
    • 760 placenames for the province of British Columbia
    • 886 placenames for the province of Alberta
    • 1,321 placenames for the province of Saskatchewan
    • 818 placenames for the province of Manitoba
    • 169 placenames for the province of Ontario (partial showing on map)
    • 7 placenames for the state of Minnesota (partially snowing on map)

    On contemporary maps, placenames are not situated as close together as they were historically.
    This map does indeed, help to identify and locate historical placenames which are now unofficial, unincorporated, or have disappeared from modern maps.

    Please E-mail with comments, feedback or regarding any items which need corrections or additions.
    Locating Historical Placenames in Western Canada on Canadian National Railways Western Lines Map by Larry Walton historic newspaper article
    Larry Walton Railway Map showing Canadian National Railways lines in Western Canada from August 1954,  Western Canada British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba -  The area covered is from Port Arthur/Fort William and Churchill to Prince Rupert and Vancouver Island  Canadian Pacific, Greater Winnipeg Water District, Northern Alberta, Pacific Great Eastern, Midland Railway of Manitoba (joint Great Northern and Northern Pacific) and Great Northern (in BC)
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