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Hudson Bay Railway commemorated

19 September 2007

Parks Canada and the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada will unveil a plaque commemorating the national historic significance of the construction of the Hudson Bay Railway.

Location: VIA Rail Station, The Pas, Manitoba
When: Friday, 21 September 2007, 3:00 PM

Construction of the railway was a Herculean task and a victory for Prairie farmers in their long campaign for a rail outlet to the sea on Hudson Bay. Today, the work of these railway builders is remembered and continues to serve as recognition of Manitoba’s northern potential.

Mr. James Bezan, Member of Parliament for Selkirk-Interlake, will participate on behalf of the honourable John Baird, Minister of the Environment and Minister responsible for Parks Canada.

For further information on this announcement, please contact:

Lianne Roberts
Acting Communications Manager,
Manitoba Field Unit
Parks Canada
Telephone: 204-984-1758

More information on the Hudson Bay Railway:

The Hudson Bay Railway Survey, 1910-1911: A Memoir by W. H. Hunt (Part 1)
Manitoba History, Number 37, Spring/Summer 1999

The Hudson Bay Railway Survey, 1910-1911: A Memoir by W. H. Hunt (Part 2)
Manitoba History, Number 38, Autumn/Winter 1999-2000

Review: Ian Bickle, Turmoil and Triumph: The Controversial Railway to Hudson Bay by Paul Thistle
Manitoba History, Number 32, Autumn 1996

Port Nelson and the Hudson Bay Railway by David Malaher
Manitoba History, Number 8, Autumn 1984

The Hudson Bay Railway by Leonard F. Earl
MHS Transactions, Series 3, Number 14, 1957-58 Season

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