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*September 23 - Mackenzie & Mann acquire controlling interest in VV&E {{MW|p=45}}
 
*September 23 - Mackenzie & Mann acquire controlling interest in VV&E {{MW|p=45}}
 
*C&K completed up Slocan Valley to Slocan City {{WP|Colubia and Kootenay Railway|link}}
 
*C&K completed up Slocan Valley to Slocan City {{WP|Colubia and Kootenay Railway|link}}
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*September - Heinz's C&W connects Trail to Robson West [''Peter'']
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===1898===
 
===1898===
 
*February - Heinz sells Rossland, smelter, and half C&W to CPR {{MW|p=42}}
 
*February - Heinz sells Rossland, smelter, and half C&W to CPR {{MW|p=42}}

Revision as of 23:33, 30 January 2005

1880s

1883

  • CPR reaches British Columbia from the east by end of season
  • Northern Pacific completes mainline (via Sandpoint, Spokane) [Peter]

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

  • June, 16 - Heinz (C&W) fails in merger with VV&E (McCulloch's Wonder, p41)
  • September 23 - Mackenzie & Mann acquire controlling interest in VV&E (McCulloch's Wonder, p45)
  • C&K completed up Slocan Valley to Slocan City (')
  • September - Heinz's C&W connects Trail to Robson West [Peter]

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)
  • May 23 - Kettle River Valley Railway receives federal Charter and Republic & Kettle River (US) by Holland (McCulloch's Wonder, p68)
  • 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)
  • August 31 - Construction starts on Kettle River Valley Railway (Railway Mileposts: Vol 2, p{{{1}}})
  • October 28 - KRVR-R&KR receives first locomotive (Railway Mileposts: Vol 2, p{{{1}}})

1902

  • January 2 - KRVR-R&KR reaches Curlew (Railway Mileposts: Vol 2, p{{{1}}})
  • January - GN blocked from Grand Forks by KRVR
  • CPR builds from Nelson to Proctor (McCulloch's Wonder, p256)
  • April 12 - KRVR-R&KR completes Grand Forks to Republic (US) (McCulloch's Wonder, p73)
  • June - Dunsmuir charters Vancouver & Coast-Kootenay Railway for BC McLean brothers. (McCulloch's Wonder, p62)
  • June 9 - VV&E comples from Cascade to Carson (south of Grand Forks) (GN) (McCulloch's Wonder, p74)
  • November 9 - GN crosses KRVR tracks in Grand Forks, which CPR blocks by parking locomotive across (McCulloch's Wonder, p64+)
  • November GN completed to Granby [Peter]
  • Columbia River bridge completed at Robson [Peter]

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