History of Trains

World

Wooden Tracks for Cable Cars

1800 - 1900

First Railway Line of 19km, England

1825 - 1826

First Public Railway of 51km, England

1830 - 1831

Canada

First Industrial Railway

1830 - 1831

First Public Railway

1836 - 1837

The Grand Trunk Railroad Company, First Crossborder Railway of North America

1852 - 1853

Confederation and Promise of Railway Installation

1867 - 1868

Intercolonial Railway of 1,100km, Maritime Provinces to Ontario and Quebec

1876 - 1877

Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) Founded

1881 - 1882

Grand Trunk Pacific Railway Founded

1912 - 1913

Government's Merge of Railroads to Create the Canadian National Railway (CN)

1916 - 1923

Decrease in Ridership

1940 - 1960

Royal Commision on Transportation Report Issued

1959 - 1960

CNR and CPR Focus on Cargo

1960 - 1980

CNR and CPR Offer Intercity Travel

1960 - 1970

National Transportation Act Established

1967 - 1968

VIA Rail Founded and Bought by Government

1977 - 1978

VIA Rail Peaks at 8,000,000 Passengers

1981 - 1982

VIA Rail Offers Wireless Internet

2006 - 2007