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*March 28 - Dunsmiur announces subsidy award for Kootenay and coast railway {{MW|p=56}}
 
*March 28 - Dunsmiur announces subsidy award for Kootenay and coast railway {{MW|p=56}}
 
*June - Great Northern gains complete control of VV&E {{MW|p=58}}
 
*June - Great Northern gains complete control of VV&E {{MW|p=58}}
*July - GN starts construction on Washington & Great Northern (US) north up Kettle River to Canada.  Also started building from GN mainline to Crowsnest area.{{MW|p=58}}
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*July - GN starts construction on Washington & Great Northern (US) north up Kettle River to Canada from Marcus(WA).  Also started building from GN mainline to Crowsnest area.{{MW|p=58}}
 
*July - BC Government commissions [[Edgar Dewdney]] to survey Hope Mountains for a railway route {{MW|p=59}}
 
*July - BC Government commissions [[Edgar Dewdney]] to survey Hope Mountains for a railway route {{MW|p=59}}
 
===1902===
 
===1902===
 
*CPR builds from Nelson to Proctor {{MW|p=256}}
 
*CPR builds from Nelson to Proctor {{MW|p=256}}
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*June - Dunsmuir charters Vancouver & Coast-Kootenay Railway for BC McLean brothers. {{MW|p=62}}
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*November - GN crosses CPR tracks in Grand Forks, which CPR blocks by parking locomotive across {{MW|p=64+}}
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===1903===
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*September - Vancouver & Coast-Kootenay Railway starts token construction {{MW|p=63}}
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*October - Vancouver & Coast-Kootenay dies
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===1906===
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*CPR's Nicola Branch under construction {{MW|p=64+}}
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===1907===
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*CPR's Nicola Branch completed {{MW|p=64+}}
 
==1910s==
 
==1910s==
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===1911===
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*July 1 - Construction starts on Kettle Valley Railway {{MW|p=64+}}
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===1913===
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*spring - Trout Creek Bridge near Summerland under construction {{MW|p=64+}}
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*December - construction starts on Fraser River bridge at Hope {{MW|p=64+}}
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===1914===
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*Myra Canyon trestles under construction {{MW|p=64+}}
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*October - Railway complete between Penticton and Midway {{MW|p=64+}}
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===1915===
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*April - construction just east of Princton {{MW|p=64+}}
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*April 23 - Last spike on Midway to Merrit section at Princeton {{MW|p=64+}}
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*May 31 - offical opening of the Kettle Valley Railway {{MW|p=64+}}
 
==1920s==
 
==1920s==
 
==1930s==
 
==1930s==
 
===1931===
 
===1931===
 
*CPR completes railway between Proctor and Kootenay Landing along Kootenay Lake {{MW|p=256}}
 
*CPR completes railway between Proctor and Kootenay Landing along Kootenay Lake {{MW|p=256}}
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==1940s==
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==1950s==
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==1960s==
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===1967===
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*track at Hope ends just east of Station, abandoned earlier {{MW|p=64+}}

Revision as of 19:46, 29 January 2005

1880s

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

1890s

1890

1891

1892

  • S&O - built from Sicamous to Vernon - only know built before or during 1893. (McCulloch's Wonder, p27)
  • N&S receives charter (')

1893

1894

  • October - N&S reaches Three Forks (')

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)
  • June 15 - VV&E (Mann) agrees to build from Miday to Coast, CPR agrees to build from Kootenays only to Midway (McCulloch's Wonder, p47)
  • June 27 - VV&E starts construction at Penticton (McCulloch's Wonder, p47)
  • July 1 - Great Northern obtains control of Corbin's SF&N (McCulloch's Wonder, p44)
  • October 15 - Last spike on CPRs Crows Nest to Kootenay Landing railway built in just over year (McCulloch's Wonder, p44)
  • late - CPR works on C&W (McCulloch's Wonder, p48)

1899

1900s

1900

1901

  • March 28 - Dunsmiur announces subsidy award for Kootenay and coast railway (McCulloch's Wonder, p56)
  • June - Great Northern gains complete control of VV&E (McCulloch's Wonder, p58)
  • July - GN starts construction on Washington & Great Northern (US) north up Kettle River to Canada from Marcus(WA). Also started building from GN mainline to Crowsnest area.(McCulloch's Wonder, p58)
  • July - BC Government commissions Edgar Dewdney to survey Hope Mountains for a railway route (McCulloch's Wonder, p59)

1902

  • CPR builds from Nelson to Proctor (McCulloch's Wonder, p256)
  • June - Dunsmuir charters Vancouver & Coast-Kootenay Railway for BC McLean brothers. (McCulloch's Wonder, p62)
  • November - GN crosses CPR tracks in Grand Forks, which CPR blocks by parking locomotive across (McCulloch's Wonder, p64+)

1903

  • September - Vancouver & Coast-Kootenay Railway starts token construction (McCulloch's Wonder, p63)
  • October - Vancouver & Coast-Kootenay dies

1906

1907

1910s

1911

1913

1914

1915

1920s

1930s

1931

  • CPR completes railway between Proctor and Kootenay Landing along Kootenay Lake (McCulloch's Wonder, p256)

1940s

1950s

1960s

1967