Great Northern

Modelling Great Northern in British Columbia
ByTom Carr,Kent Cavahagn, Adrian Kopystynski
This presentation addresses the question of “how did the Great Northern Railway influence the development of Vancouver?” We take you through the politics of railroading in the early 20th century, the arrival of the GN in Vancouver, the digging of the Grandview Cut, the three depots that served the GN, the draining and development of False Creek, up to the opening of the majestic third and final Great Northern Depot that served Vancouver from 1917 to 1962, before being demolished in 1965. The Great Northern was indeed a major player in rail transportation in Vancouver for many years, especially between 1900 and 1920. This presentation takes us back in time and looks at how much influence the Hill family and their Great Northern Railway really had.
     
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