Difference between revisions of "Railways in Southern British Columbia"

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===1885===
 
===1885===
 
*November, 7 - Last spike in Eagle Pass, November 7, 1885
 
*November, 7 - Last spike in Eagle Pass, November 7, 1885
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===1887===
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*Hall brothers discover silver near Nelson{{MW|p=19}}
 
===1888===
 
===1888===
 
*April - Corbin gets charter for Spokane Falls & Northern Railway{{MW|p=21}}
 
*April - Corbin gets charter for Spokane Falls & Northern Railway{{MW|p=21}}
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===1890===
 
===1890===
 
*August, 20 - CPR charters Columbia & Kootenay Railway {{MW|p=24}}
 
*August, 20 - CPR charters Columbia & Kootenay Railway {{MW|p=24}}
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*James Baker obtains BC charter for British Columbia Southern Railway {{MW|p=22}}
 
===1891===
 
===1891===
 
*Spring - C&K completed to Nelson {{MW|p=24}}
 
*Spring - C&K completed to Nelson {{MW|p=24}}
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*Silver found in Sandon [''[[Wikipedia:Kaslo and Slocan Railway]]'']
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===1892===
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*S&O - built from Sicamous to Vernon - only know built before or during 1893. {{MW|p=27}}
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*N&S receives charter [''[[Wikipedia:Nakusp and Slocan Railway]]'']
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===1893===
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*December - N&FS opens to Five Mile Point {{MW|p=26}}
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*Great Northern Railway mainline completed {{MW|p=28}}
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*August, Northern Pacific Railway bankrupt {{MW|p=29}} and obtained by Great Northern {{MW|p44}}
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===1894===
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*October - N&S reaches Three Forks [''[[Wikipedia:Nakusp and Slocan Railway]]'']
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===1895===
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*April - K&S construction started {{MW|p=32}}
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*October, late - K&S reaches Sandon {{MW|p=32}}
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*December, 15 - N&S reaches Sandon {{MW|p=32}}
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===1896===
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*January - C&W charter for Trail to Penticton by Heinze {{MW|p=35}}
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*Trail smelter built by Heinze {{MW|p=34}}
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*Rossland to Trail narrow gauge built by Heinze {{MW|p=34}}
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*December - CPR buys CKSN {{MW|p=37}}
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*CPR buys BCSR charter {{MW|p=38}}
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*CPR signs Crows Nest Agreement with federal government {{MW|p=39}}
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*Vancouver businessmen charter Vancouver, Victoria & Eastern Railway & Navigation Company (VV&E) from Vancouver to Kootenays {{MW|p=40}}
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*December - Heinz starts construction on C&W {{MW|p=41}}
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===1897===
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*June, 16 - Heinz (C&W) merge with VV&E {{MW|p=41}}
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===1898===
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*February - Heinz sells Rossland, smelter, and half C&W to CPR {{MW|p=42}}
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*March 19 - Corbin charters Kettle River Valley Railway in US to connect Boundary with his SF&N but denied Canadian portion {{MW|p=43}}
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*July 1 - Great Northern obtains control of Corbin's SF&N {{MW|p=44}}

Revision as of 18:25, 29 January 2005

Timeline

1883

  • CPR reaches British Columbia from the east by end of season

1884

  • CPR reaches Rogers Pass by end of season

1885

  • November, 7 - Last spike in Eagle Pass, November 7, 1885

1887

1888

1889

1890

1891

1892

1893

1894

1895

1896

1897

1898

  • February - Heinz sells Rossland, smelter, and half C&W to CPR (McCulloch's Wonder, p42)
  • March 19 - Corbin charters Kettle River Valley Railway in US to connect Boundary with his SF&N but denied Canadian portion (McCulloch's Wonder, p43)
  • July 1 - Great Northern obtains control of Corbin's SF&N (McCulloch's Wonder, p44)