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Canadian Northern Railway

Considered "Canada's Second Transcontinental" the Canadian Northern Railway was incorporated in 1899 following the combination of two small Manitoba grain-transporting branch lines. At its peak, the CNoR possessed 16,093 kilometres of transcontinental railway, with rail lines connecting Montreal to Vancouver. However, as a result of the outbreak of the World War 1 in 1914 and high construction costs, the Canadian Northern Railway encountered serious financial difficulties. In 1917, on the recommendation of a Royal Commission, the federal Government decided to combine the operations of the government-owned Canadian Government Railways and the privately owned, but financially troubled, Canadian Northern Railways System. The new railway was called the Canadian National Railways in 1918.

Canadian Northern Railway

Canadian Northern Railway