Canadian Northern Pacific Railway

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Canadian Northern Pacific Railway

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The Canadian Northern Pacific Railway Company was incorporated in March 1910 as a subsidiary of the Canadian Northern Railway. The head office was based in Victoria, BC and the directors of the company such as President William Mackenzie and Vice-President Donald Mann, were also the directors of the parent company. The function of the company was to build rail lines on the mainland, from the Alberta-British Columbia border to Vancouver and on Vancouver Island. As part of the Canadian Northern Railway, the Canadian Northern Pacific Railway was acquired by the Canadian Government in September 1918. By December 1918, the Canadian National Railways had been created to manage and operate these and other lines.


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