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Joseph Anthony Rodger Letourneau

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He received his BA (Hons.) and MA in history from McMaster University. He is now [1976] in the dissertation stage of his PhD at the University of Manitoba. His dissertation topic will deal with the history of the Northern Pacific and Great Northern Railroads' branch lines in Manitoba to 1937. He is primarily interested in all facets of railroading and the influence of British and American railroading experiences upon Canadian railroad development. He is also interested in the Canadian, post Confederation historical field, as well as Canadian-American relations and British Imperial Field 1870-1914. He is interested in railroad photography, model railroading, sound recordings of railroad activities, oral histories of railroad men and collecting Railroadiana. He holds membership in the Canadian Railroad Historical Association, National Railroad Historical Society (USA), National Model Railroad Association, Winnipeg Model Railroad Club, Vintage Locomotive Society, and the Midwestern Rail Association.

His articles for the Manitoba Historical Society:

The Grand Rapids Tramway: The First Railway in the Canadian Northwest
MHS Transactions, Series 3, Number 32, 1975-76 Season

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