Chronicles of Canada Volume 32 - The Railway Builders: A Chronicle of Overland Highways

Oscar D. SKELTON (1878 - 1941)

When the pace of railroad construction slackened in 1914, Canada had achieved a remarkable position in the railway world. Only five other countries—the United States, Russia, Germany, India, and, by a small margin, France—possessed a greater mileage; and, relatively to population, none came anywhere near her. This is the story of how Canada became a country stitched together by rail. - Summary by TriciaG

Genre(s): Modern (19th C), Transportation

Language: English

Group: Chronicles of Canada Series

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 The Coming of the Railway Scott Foster
00:12:22
Play 02 Early Travel in Canada Scott Foster
00:14:32
Play 03 The Call for the Railway Scott Foster
00:09:20
Play 04 The Canadian Beginnings Scott Foster
00:17:30
Play 05 The Grand Trunk Era, Part 1 Doug Sheppard
00:26:20
Play 06 The Grand Trunk Era, Part 2 Doug Sheppard
00:27:01
Play 07 The Intercolonial Doug Sheppard
00:20:18
Play 08 The Canadian Pacific -- Beginnings Maria Kasper
00:32:59
Play 09 Building the Canadian Pacific, Part 1 Maria Kasper
00:26:15
Play 10 Building the Canadian Pacific, Part 2 Maria Kasper
00:27:01
Play 11 The Era of Amalgamation Maria Kasper
00:16:00
Play 12 The Canadian Northern Maria Kasper
00:21:10
Play 13 The Expansion of the Grand Trunk Scott Foster
00:25:33
Play 14 Sundry Developments Scott Foster
00:21:18
Play 15 Some General Questions Scott Foster
00:09:06