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==Timeline==
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==1880s==
 
 
 
===1883===
 
===1883===
 
*CPR reaches British Columbia from the east by end of season
 
*CPR reaches British Columbia from the east by end of season
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*SF&N reaches Little Dalles{{MW|p=21}}
 
*SF&N reaches Little Dalles{{MW|p=21}}
 
*Columbia & Kootenay Steam Navigation Company (CKSN) founded, serving SF&N {{MW|p=24}}
 
*Columbia & Kootenay Steam Navigation Company (CKSN) founded, serving SF&N {{MW|p=24}}
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==1890s==
 
===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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===1891===
 
===1891===
 
*Spring - C&K completed to Nelson {{MW|p=24}}
 
*Spring - C&K completed to Nelson {{MW|p=24}}
*Silver found in Sandon [''[[Wikipedia:Kaslo and Slocan Railway]]'']
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*Silver found in Sandon {{WP|Kaslo and Slocan Railway|link}}
 
===1892===
 
===1892===
 
*S&O - built from Sicamous to Vernon - only know built before or during 1893. {{MW|p=27}}
 
*S&O - built from Sicamous to Vernon - only know built before or during 1893. {{MW|p=27}}
*N&S receives charter [''[[Wikipedia:Nakusp and Slocan Railway]]'']
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*N&S receives charter {{WP|Nelson and Slocan Railway|link}}
 
===1893===
 
===1893===
 
*December - N&FS opens to Five Mile Point {{MW|p=26}}
 
*December - N&FS opens to Five Mile Point {{MW|p=26}}
 
*Great Northern Railway mainline completed {{MW|p=28}}
 
*Great Northern Railway mainline completed {{MW|p=28}}
*August, Northern Pacific Railway bankrupt {{MW|p=29}} and obtained by Great Northern {{MW|p44}}
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*August, Northern Pacific Railway bankrupt {{MW|p=29}} and obtained by Great Northern {{MW|p=44}}
 
===1894===
 
===1894===
*October - N&S reaches Three Forks [''[[Wikipedia:Nakusp and Slocan Railway]]'']
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*October - N&S reaches Three Forks {{WP|Nakusp and Slocan Railway|link}}
 
===1895===
 
===1895===
 
*April - K&S construction started {{MW|p=32}}
 
*April - K&S construction started {{MW|p=32}}
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*December - Heinz starts construction on C&W {{MW|p=41}}
 
*December - Heinz starts construction on C&W {{MW|p=41}}
 
===1897===
 
===1897===
*June, 16 - Heinz (C&W) merge with VV&E {{MW|p=41}}
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*June, 16 - Heinz (C&W) fails in merger with VV&E {{MW|p=41}}
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*September 23 - Mackenzie & Mann acquire controlling interest in VV&E {{MW|p=45}}
 
===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}}
 
*March 19 - Corbin charters Kettle River Valley Railway in US to connect Boundary with his SF&N but denied Canadian portion {{MW|p=43}}
 
*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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*June 15 - VV&E (Mann) agrees to build from Miday to Coast, CPR agrees to build from Kootenays only to Midway {{MW|p=47}}
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*June 27 - VV&E starts construction at Penticton {{MW|p=47}}
 
*July 1 - Great Northern obtains control of Corbin's SF&N {{MW|p=44}}
 
*July 1 - Great Northern obtains control of Corbin's SF&N {{MW|p=44}}
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*October 15 - Last spike on CPRs Crows Nest to Kootenay Landing railway built in just over year {{MW|p=44}}
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*late - CPR works on C&W {{MW|p=48}}
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===1899===
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*early - CPR works on C&W {{MW|p=48}}
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*February 27 - new BC Government (Semlin) cancels subsidies to VV&E {{MW|p=48}}
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*June - Shaughnessy succeeds Van Horne as president of the CPR {{MW|p48}}
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*September 18 - CPR complets C&W to Grand Forks {{MW|p=49}}
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==1900s==
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===1900===
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*early - CPR has track to Midway and Eholt {{MW|p=49}}
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===1902===
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*CPR builds from Nelson to Proctor {{MW|p=256}}
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==1910s==
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==1920s==
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==1930s==
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===1931===
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*CPR completes railway between Proctor and Kootenay Landing along Kootenay Lake {{MW|p=256}}

Revision as of 17:52, 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

1902

1910s

1920s

1930s

1931

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