Canada GTR railway pamphlet ‘Across Niagara Gorge’ c. 1900

$42.00 USD

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Nice little pamphlet full of illustrations and tourist information on Niagara Falls and area.

New Steel Arch Bridge (1897). Images of Canadian Falls from below, American Falls in Summer, American Falls in Winter, General View of Falls – Prospect Park, Bridge to Goat Island, Terrapin Point, Brock's Monument, etc.

Inside back cover map titled ‘GRAND TRUNK RAILWAY SYSTEM’ by Gage & Sons.

Interesting trivia...on the back page Charles Hays is named as the General Manager - Montreal. He died on the Titanic in 1912.

18 pages including covers

Small tear lower border. Light stain on covers

13.50 x 8 cm

 

The Grand Trunk Railway was a railway system that operated in the Canadian provinces of Quebec and Ontario and in the American states of Connecticut, Maine, Michigan, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont. The railway was operated from headquarters in Montreal, Quebec, with corporate headquarters in London, England. It cost an estimated $160 million to build. The Grand Trunk, its subsidiaries, and the Canadian Government Railways were precursors of today's Canadian National Railways… Eventually on July 12, 1920, GTR was placed under control of another federal government Board of Management while legal battles continued for several more years. Finally, on January 20, 1923, GTR was fully absorbed into the CNR on a date when all constituent companies were merged into the Crown corporation

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