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  • Railways
  • I wonder what is the history for railways. Wouldn't it be cool to go back in time.
  • Ps. Believe it or not, I am the time traveler.
  • 1860...
  • Hello..
  • Your in the 1860, this is how the railways looks. I bet they changed in your century. I'll tell you the history of railways.
  • Railways, 1860: Each colony had its own railways but none linked with each other. A better system of railways was needed to link different colonies and area for improved trade and movement of troops. John A. Macdonald championed a national policy of industrialization, railway building, and western settlement. He was accused of accepting bribes from contractors.
  • Commencement of a transcontinental railway within two years and completion within 10 years were conditions of BC's entry into Confederation in 1871. Competition for the lucrative contract for the railway was bitter, and in 1872, shipping magnate and railway promoter Sir Hugh Allan was awarded the charter. However, Allan had also contributed around $350,000 to the Conservative party’s election campaign — when this became public knowledge in 1873, Sir John A. Macdonald's government was forced to resign.
  • The Canadian Pacific Railway was incorporated on 16 February 1881. The difficulties of construction and demand for early completion of the line ensured generous provisions to the company, including $25 million in cash, 25 million acres (about 10 million ha) of land in a belt along the railway, the cost of surveys totalling $37 million and the monopoly over transportation south to the US for 20 years.
  • Wow, this is not so complicated. Thank you very much.
  • No problem, mate!
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