Canadian Pacific Railway

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Canadian Pacific Railway,

transcontinental transportation system in Canada and extending into the United States, privately owned and operated. The construction of a railroad crossing the continent in Canadian territory was one of the conditions on which British Columbia entered the confederation in 1871. After many difficulties and a political scandal, intensive work began in 1880, and the company was incorporated the following year. The main line from Montreal to the Pacific coast was completed in 1885. The company subsequently developed into a conglomerate, Canadian Pacific Ltd., with holdings encompassing shipping, petroleum, coal, and hotels and real estate in addition to rail lines; the other businesses became four separate companies in 2001.
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operating arm of Calgary, Alberta-based Canadian Pacific Railway Corporation which provides rail, passenger and distribution services throughout Canada and parts of the United States.
When the pattern of immigration changed after the completion of the Canadian Pacific Railway, American farmers and Europeans came searching for a better life.
The music and lyrics to "Canadian Railroad Trilogy," written by Gordon Lightfoot in 1967 to mark Canada's centennial year, tell of the construction of the Canadian Pacific Railway in the 1880s and how it brought our nation together.
In the latest of his books about the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR, Canada's first transcontinental system), Jones tells the story of the CPR's luxury "name trains" and Great Lakes cruise ships.
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MICHAEL LAMBERT was hired at railroad company Canadian Pacific Railway as Executive Vice President and CFO.
Thunder Bay's Confederation College has struck an agreement with Canadian Pacific Railway (CP) to re-train their track welders.
Sinclair tells us that the Canadian Pacific Railway had once been "Canada's head gardener" for decades until cars and airplanes diminished railway travel.
1885 - A golden spike was driven into the track at Craigellachie in British Columbia to complete the Canadian Pacific Railway after four years.
Probably no other commercial enterprise has been so closely identified with the idea of nationhood and national identity than the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR).

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