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Theme: Railways
Format: Vantage Points Article
  

Vantage Points articles are presented with links (Web) to the story on the Vantage Points Website
 and as print-ready PDF files
.


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To download a related Document click the "Document Link".


The Blue Flea     Web  / PDF     Vol.  III, Page 51 
The Lauder Subdivision of the CPR (which came to be known as the Blue Flea) was constructed due to a request which came from one Thomas Dand.

Captain Large and the Empress of Ireland      Web  / PDF       Vol.  II, Page 44
A Homemade Steamboat Plies the Souris River ...
1909-1913
Vantage Points Flashbacks: Radio Broadcast   |   Illustrated Text  |  Resources
Places Link
Web Link

Great Northern Railway        Web  / PDF    Vol.  I, Page 30
Construction of the Great Northern Railway began during the winter of 1905 and finished in 1906, covering the 110 kms from St. John's, North Dakota to Brandon, Manitoba.
Vantage Points Flashbacks:    Radio Broadcast   |   Illustrated Text  |  Resources     Web

Lyleton Branch    Web  / PDF     Vol.  II, Page 42
Settlers in the area of Waskada and Goodlands in southwestern Manitoba waited in great anticipation for a branch line to be built through their communities.
Vantage Points Flashbacks:    Radio Broadcast   |   Illustrated Text  |  Resources
Places Link

Mr. Bryan's Whistle Stop      Web  / PDF       Vol.  IV, Page 58       
“One time, Mr. William Jennings Bryan, a noted politician in U.S.A. was trying for the presidency. He came to Canada on the Great Northern Railway..."
Web Link

By Ships, Trains and Ox-Carts     Web  / PDF     Vol.  V, Page 7
A look at the routes taken from Ontario to Maniotba's Southwest Corner


A Railway Builder’s Challenge— Crossing the River     Web  / PDF     Vol.  V, Page 9
The wooden trestles were used to cross steep ravines, and later filled with earth
Places Link

Napinka at the Crossroads    Web  / PDF     Vol.  V, Page 17
In 1890’s there was no north-south line in the district. By connecting at Napinka the CPR made the route to Brandon a little shorter. The decision created a boom in Napinka
Places Link

Why Locomotives Had Cow Catchers     Web  / PDF    Vol. V, Page 32
A 1948 derailment in Medora was caused by a sleeping cow on the track.
Vantage Points Flashbacks:    Radio Broadcast   |   Illustrated Text  |  Resources   
Places Link

Delivered by Train - Prairie Style   Web  / PDF    Vol.  IV, Page 29
The extension of the CN line from Adelpha on to Deloraine brought service to Mountainside and area.
Vantage Points Flashbacks:    Radio Broadcast   |   Illustrated Text  |  Resources  

The Great Northern Railway   Web  / PDF     Vol.  I, Page 30
Construction of the Great Northern Railway (GNR) began during the winter of 1905 and finished in 1906, covering the 69.5 miles (110 kms) from St. John's (Devil's Lake), North Dakota to Brandon, Manitoba.
Vantage Points Flashbacks:    Radio Broadcast   |   Illustrated Text  |  Resources

Train Time    Web  / PDF    Vol. V, Page 48
For many years Train Time was the occasion of the day in small town Manitoba.

Home Delivery - The Drayman         Web  / PDF      Vol. V, Page 44
In addition to doing the daily deliveries from the station, the draymen did deliveries from merchants to customers. In the days before everyone had a car, many busines

Railway Schemes and Dreams     Web  / PDF    Vol. IV, Page  10
While many of the railway proposals may have been based more on hopes than on available investors, most were practical, indeed modest, attempts to address a local Manitoba need.

From Trails to Rails     Web  / PDF     Vol. IV , Page  19
Whole villages like Deloraine, Waubeesh and Wassawa were moved to new locations when the rail line passed them by.




Theme: Railways
Format: Radio Broadcast


#2: Bridge At Bunclody  /   Railway Construction /
Almost all trains, he said, went east and west, but this one was going north and south, making new connections and hopefully opening markets for us and our neighbours.


Themes
Trails & Rivers     Railways     Settler Pre-Railroad   Innovation, Tools & Entrepreneurs    Commerce & Work


#33: The Rats Of Cranmer 
The collapse of an elevator in Cranmer could have been dangerous, but there was some warning.
Radio Broadcast   |   Illustrated Text  |  Resources

Themes
  Railways       Community Cooperation & Organization        Homesteading / Agriculture        Animals   Events & Adventures

#34: Miss Pauline (Johnson)
The celebrated poet toured extensively across Canada. She even came to Napinka, where she made quite an impression.
Radio Broadcast   |   Illustrated Text  |  Resources

Themes

           Dakota, Nakota & First Nations      Women Leaders   Children    Cross Cultural Learning   Biographies &Characters   War & Conflict 

#37: George Morton / The Cheese King 
The name of the Municipality of Boissevain pays tribute to George Morton. He came to Turtle Mountain area in 1878 - and immediately saw the potential for large-scale cheese production - and other things.
#38: Mennonites 
In 1924 a Mennonite family arrived in Whitwater to join other who had decided to start a new life in Canada.
Radio Broadcast   |   Illustrated Text  |  Resources

Themes

Railways       Churches & Religion      Women Leaders    Cross Cultural Learning      Biographies &Characters   War & Conflict     Government Influence


#45: Mountainside
Mountainside is one of several stops on the Lyleton branch. That railway is fondly remembered as the lifeline of small communities.

Radio Broadcast   |   Illustrated Text  |  Resources

Themes

Railways            Schools & Teachers       Children       Commerce & Work     Celebration       Animals

#51: War Bride  
As a young English woman during WWII, Vera Booker's parents forbade her to do anything with the Canadian soldiers stationed nearby. She didn't listen. That's how she ended up in Waskada!

Radio Broadcast   |   Illustrated Text  |  Resources

Themes

   Railways             Women Leaders      Cross Cultural Learning      Biographies &Characters        War & Conflict

#55: Mining the Mountain
The Salter and Henderson mines , near Goodlands, became the most successful in Manitoba. They were separated by a barbed-wire fence.
Radio Broadcast   |   Illustrated Text  | 
Resources

Themes

Railways      Innovation, Tools & Entrepreneurs    Children      Land Knowledge & Archaeology    Commerce & Work 
Biographies & Characters     War & Conflict

 

#57:  The Drowsy Cow 
Railway accidents were common and sometimes dangerous. Sometimes livestock was involved.




Theme: Railways
Resources


The Great Northern Line





Jim Hill's Canadian Railway  
(pdf)

A Canadian Rail article



Rail Development in Maniotba
(pdf)

An HRB Document




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