The federal government decided in 1919 to acquire both the Grand Trunk Pacific and the Grand Trunk at a price to be established by arbitration, and in 1923 the operations of the Grand Trunk, the Grand Trunk Pacific and the National Transcontinental merged with those of the recently nationalized Canadian Northern Railway to form the new CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS system.
Author T.D. REGEHR
A.W.Currie, The Grand Trunk Railway of Canada (1957); Frank Leonard, A Thousand Blunders: The Grand Trunk Pacific Railway and Northern British Columbia (1996); G.R.Stevens, Canadian National Railways (1960-62).
Links to Other Sites
Collection Profile: Rail
An extensive overview of Canada's railway history from the Canada Science and Technology Museum.
Atlas of Alberta Railways
Climb aboard the "Atlas of Alberta Railways" website for a fascinating multimedia tour of Alberta history. This site will take you to a great collection of fascinating maps, old newspaper articles, scenic photographs, charts, graphs, and much more. From the University of Alberta Press.
Canadian Railway Hall of Fame
The Canadian Railway Hall of Fame honours Canadian achievement in the railway business. It fulfills a need to recognize various technology, communities and individuals that have been instrumental in the development of this vital Canadian transportation system.