Grand Trunk Railway Company of Canada : minutes of meetings of the executive committee
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- Grand Trunk Railway Company of Canada.
- Grand Trunk Railway Company of Canada : minutes of meetings of the executive committee
RG 30 I A 1 c
Business and commerce
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- Library and Archives Canada / Bibliothèque et Archives Canada
The Grand Trunk Railway was a railway system that operated in the Canadian provinces of Quebec and Ontario, and in New England American states. The company was incorporated on November 10, 1852, as the Grand Trunk Railway Company of Canada to build a railway line between Montreal and Toronto. In 1853, it amalgamated with five other railway companies, and traffic on the line opened in December of 1859. The company continued to grow, supported by financing from Britain, but, by 1860, it was $72 million in debt. Canadian government financing saved it. Continuing to buy competitors and expand, it declared bankruptcy in 1919 and was absorbed by Canadian National Railways.
This collection consists of records created and maintained by the Grand Trunk Railway Company and includes minutes of meetings of the executive committee, which became the executive council after April 17, 1874. One volume contains the minutes of joint meetings of Executive and Finance Committees.