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The Railwayman

In Toronto, Percy found work with the Canadian Northern Railway, no doubt aided by his big brother Ted. The Canadian Northern was founded to compete with the Canadian Pacific Railway  and completed a transcontinental track in 1916, but, overwhelmed by debt, was nationalized in 1917 and eventually (in 1923) joined with the Grand Trunk Railway and other government-held railways to form the Canadian National Railway. 349 more words

Percy Theobald

The False Creek Stations

The image above shows Union Station (serving trains of the Great Northern and the Northern Pacific Railways) to the left and the Canadian Northern (later Canadian National) Station in the center. 200 more words


To the beat of your own drum

I was kinda stumped when I was thinking for a title to this week’s post. Not a whole lot has gone on and I was worried that I wouldn’t have a lot to write about, never mind coming up with a catchy title. 689 more words


Train Orders - April 6, 1910

On April 6, 1910 a train engineer named G. Whitehouse began his life as an engine driver in Regina, Saskatchewan. 102 years later, while rummaging through a box of bits and bobs, I found a small envelope with the words “ 165 more words