Grand Trunk Railway Company : Chairman's letter books

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Document Record

Creator
Grand Trunk Railway Company
Title
Grand Trunk Railway Company : Chairman's letter books
Identifier
lac_mikan_164895
RG 30 I A 5 a ii
R231-731-6-E
Papers
Transportation
Document source
Library and Archives Canada / Bibliothèque et Archives Canada
Language
English
Description
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 letter books of the chairman from 1910 to 1923.
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URL
https://heritage.canadiana.ca/view/oocihm.lac_mikan_164895