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Transportation - History / Rail lines

Genealogy and Family History Topics Employment Railways.

Canadian Genealogy Centre - Railways

Online Historical Map Digitization Project Canadian Maps - CNR Alphabet Railway - Canadian National Railway

Canadian National Railways
--search for CNR history by typing in 'history' to the search engine

Canadian Pacific Railway Archives

Canadian Pacific Railway land sales database Search Glenbow Archives CPR Database Sales of agricultural land by the Canadian Pacific Railway to settlers in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta, 1881-1906.

Canadian Railroad Historical Association

Canadian Railway Telegraph Genealogy
Genelogical Index for Canadian Railway Telegraph Agents, Agents, Operators, Dispatchers

Canadian Science and Technology Museum

CPR Land Sale Database

C. Robert Craig Memorial Library
--History of rail transportation in Canada with an emphasis on Eastern Canada

How did Pioneers Travel to their Prairie Homeastead"

Letter to the Right Honourable Earl Grey on the subjects of transportation and emigration : as connected with an Imperial railway communication between the Atlantic and Pacific: Carmichael-Smyth, Robert 1850

National Archives - Archivia Net
--Search the department database for Record Group 30 Canadian National Railways - 2,182 records for Saskatchewan

National Archives - Dominion Land Grants... to search railway owned records

Navigation of the Saskatchewan

Obituary John D. McArthur, pioneer railway contractor of Western Canada

Old Way In The Dawson Road

Online Historical Map Digitization Project Canadian Maps - CNR Map - Canadian National Railway - c1935

Online Historical Map Digitization Project Canadian Maps - 1919 ,1925, 1941, 1948, Waghorn's Guide Western Canada Rail lines Schedules, Officers, Maps

Online Historical Map Digitization Project Canadian Maps - 1924, 1947-48, 1950-51, 1952-53, 1984 SWP Calendar CPR CNR Rail line maps

Online Historical Map Digitization Project Canadian Maps - 1922 Gazetteer of US Railroads Giving Latest (*1922) Maps and Data on the Passenger-Carrying lines of the United States, Canada, and Mexico

Photograph of a Canadian Pacific Railway Surveying Operations Camp, 1871

Pioneer Railroads

Project for opening a north-west passage between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans by means of a railway on British territory Doull, Alexander 1852

Progress report on the Canadian Pacific Railway: Exploratory survey. Addressed to the Hon. H.L. Langevin ... minister of public works (Google eBook)

Railway news 1871

Railway Photographs Canadian National Railways Photographic Roster

Railways of Canada Archives

Report and documents in reference to the Canadian Pacific railway (Google eBook) 1880

RootsWeb: Genealogy Mailing Lists: Canada: CANADIAN-TRAIN-DISASTERS

Boards > Topics > Migration

Rootsweb Message Boards: Boards > Topics > Occupations
  • Transportation
    • Rail Road Passenger list 1800's
    • River Boat Crews
    • Shipbuilding
  • Occupations [General]
  • Railroad Workers

Saskatchewan Historic Transportation:
--Navigation of the Saskatchewan Steamships
--Pioneer Railroads
--The Old Way In: The Dawson Road A.K.A. Red River Trail

Saskatchewan Railroad Attractions

Saskatchewan Railway Museum

Extant Saskatchewan Railroad/Railway Structures

Sask Wheat Pool 60 years-1924-25, 1947-48, 1950-51, 1952-53, 1984 maps

--Map from SWP showing CPR and CNR rail lines of 1924 and 1984

Souvenir, Canadian union meeting, Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen and Ladies' Society to the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen Historical Sketch of Western Canada 1914

Some startling facts relating to the Canadian Pacific Railway and the north-west lands: also a brief discussion regarding the route, the western terminus and the lands available for settlement (Google eBook) 1889

TrainsCan is the online information resource for the Canadian railway community

William Wallace Gibson ~ First Flight of a Canadian Airplane ~ Birdman of Balgonie

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