Collection edson-4 - Edson Archives Canadian National Railway collection

Edson J. Chamberlin. President Grand Trunk Railway System. Wolf Creek McLeod River from the GTPR, Alberta. GTPR Depot Edson, Alberta. McLeod River - Big Eddy, Alberta. Corderoy Road near Edson, Alberta. Grand Truck Pacific Staff Photo. Arrival of passenger service in Edson, Alberta.

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Edson Archives Canadian National Railway collection

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EDSON edson-4

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  • 1911-1996 (Creation)
    Canadian National Railway

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7 blueprints. -- 0.92 m of textual material. -- 7 photographs

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The Canadian Northern and the Grand Trunk Pacific originally both passed near Edson. During WW I, the two merged into the Grand Trunk Pacific. By 1950, the GTP had merged with other railroad systems into the Canadian National.

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Items were donated by various individuals and organizations

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Collection consists of items pertaining to Canadian National Railways. Items include a blueprint for the new lunchroom addition at the old station, various railway paperwork and forms, financial paperwork, history of the Big Eddy bridge and the new employee lodge, report on the "Mountain Divisional Point" at Jasper and plan for western transcontinental passenge train service.

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  • English

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76.75, 76.76, 76.77, 76.08, 94.1, 94.2, 96.8;See also photograph database for more railway photographs

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