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Alberta and Great Waterways Railway collection
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- Alberta and Great Waterways Railway
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Plans for the construction of a railway between Edmonton to Fort McMurray -- The Alberta and Great Waterways Railway -- began in 1905. However, the project was not realized until considerable disagreements between the various construction companies and the Alberta Provincial Government ended, and J.D. McArthur builders assumed the project in 1913. In 1920, the Province of Alberta took over management of the railway. In 1928, the Province of Alberta sold the railroad to Canadian Pacific Railways and Canadian National Railways. Under joint ownership, the two railways formed the independent company Northern Alberta Railways (NAR), and NAR acquired responsibility for the Alberta and Great Waterways line.
Dr. Richard Valpy of the Northwest Territories Archives found the material in the holdings of the Northwest Territories Archives, and in 1992, he donated the material to the Provincial Archives of Alberta.
Scope and content
The collection consists of a schedule and map for the Alberta and Great Waterways Railway dating from 1922.
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Material arranged according to original order.
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- The material is in English.
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There are no restrictions on access. Permission for use required. Subject to the Copyright Act.
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For more information on the Alberta and Great Waterways Railway please see Schneider, Ena. Ribbons of Steel: The Story of the Northern Alberta Railways Detselig Enterprises, 1989, at the Provincial Archives of Alberta. For more material on the Alberta and Great Waterways Railway please see the Northern Alberta Railways Sous-Fonds at the Provincial Archives of Alberta.
Further accruals are not expected.
Information for the administrative history/biographical sourced from: Schneider, Ena. Ribbons of Steel: The Story of the Northern Alberta Railways Detselig Enterprises, 1989.<br><br>Record No. The collection includes the following accession: PR1992.0331<br><br>
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- Alberta and Great Waterways Railway (Subject)