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*June, 16 - Heinz (C&W) fails in merger with VV&E {{MW|p=41}}
 
*June, 16 - Heinz (C&W) fails in merger with VV&E {{MW|p=41}}
 
*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}}
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*C&K completed up Slocan Valley to Slocan City {{WP|Colubia and Kootenay Railway|link}}
 
===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}}
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*early - CPR has track to Midway and Eholt {{MW|p=49}}
 
*early - CPR has track to Midway and Eholt {{MW|p=49}}
 
*January - CPR surveys from Midway to Hope {{MW|p=50}}
 
*January - CPR surveys from Midway to Hope {{MW|p=50}}
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*May - Granby Consolidated Mining & Smelting Company opens first mine at Phoenix {{MW|p=65}}
 
*June - James Dunsmiur becomes BC premier {{MW|p=53}}
 
*June - James Dunsmiur becomes BC premier {{MW|p=53}}
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*August - Granby Consolidated opens smelter in Grand Forks {{MW|p=65}}
 
*December 13 - VV&E sold to Great Northern and CPR announces plan for Vancouver & Grand Forks {{MW|p=54}}  
 
*December 13 - VV&E sold to Great Northern and CPR announces plan for Vancouver & Grand Forks {{MW|p=54}}  
 
===1901===
 
===1901===
 
*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}}
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*May 23 - Kettle River Valley Railway receives federal Charter and Republic & Kettle River (US) by Holland {{MW|p=68}}
 
*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 from Marcus(WA).  Also started building from GN mainline to Crowsnest area.{{MW|p=58}}
 
*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}}
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*August 31 - Construction starts on Kettle River Valley Railway {{MP|p=68}}
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*October 28 - KRVR-R&KR receives first locomotive {{MP|p=68}}
 
===1902===
 
===1902===
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*January 2 - KRVR-R&KR reaches Curlew {{MP|p=69}}
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*January - GN blocked from Grand Forks by KRVR
 
*CPR builds from Nelson to Proctor {{MW|p=256}}
 
*CPR builds from Nelson to Proctor {{MW|p=256}}
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*April 12 - KRVR-R&KR completes Grand Forks to Republic (US) {{MW|p=73}}
 
*June - Dunsmuir charters Vancouver & Coast-Kootenay Railway for BC McLean brothers. {{MW|p=62}}
 
*June - Dunsmuir charters Vancouver & Coast-Kootenay Railway for BC McLean brothers. {{MW|p=62}}
*November - GN crosses CPR tracks in Grand Forks, which CPR blocks by parking locomotive across {{MW|p=64+}}
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*June 9 - VV&E comples from Cascade to Carson (south of Grand Forks) (GN) {{MW|p=74}}
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*November 9 - GN crosses KRVR tracks in Grand Forks, which CPR blocks by parking locomotive across {{MW|p=64+}}
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*November GN completed to Granby [''Peter'']
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*Columbia River bridge completed at Robson [''Peter'']
 
===1903===
 
===1903===
 
*September - Vancouver & Coast-Kootenay Railway starts token construction {{MW|p=63}}
 
*September - Vancouver & Coast-Kootenay Railway starts token construction {{MW|p=63}}

Revision as of 00:02, 30 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

  • 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 (')

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