Landscapes of the Canadian Pacific Railway (13 photos)

Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) or CP Rail (Canadian Pacific Railway). The rail network stretches from Vancouver to Montreal, and laid in the largest cities of the United States, such as Minneapolis, Chicago and New York. At first, the idea of ​​building considered only reckless bravado, and, indeed, it was one of the most courageous decisions in the history of railways.

It all began in 1867, when the eastern provinces of the country have united in a confederation. To the west of them were vast prairies and unexplored mountains. Behind them, on the Pacific coast, was British Columbia, where the authorities hesitated to join a country: the United States or Canada

In 1881, construction work began under the direction of William Van Horn, an American of Dutch descent. Way across the prairies has been traced very quickly, in just 15 months. From the supply base in Winnipeg moved westward construction and installation of the train, each was loaded building material for exactly one mile of new road.

Construction of the Canadian Pacific railway. d. was a remarkable achievement in engineering. Vast distances, opening new areas of development, overcoming the ranges of the Rocky Mountains, and the fact that the road brought with it the civilization as we move to the west - it was epic, full of romance.

The path of the trains meet tunnels, viaducts, long bridges.

Double-track bridge crosses the river St. Lawrence River near the city of Montreal. Length of 1115 m. The maximum clearance above the water level of 17 m. The bridge has a steel structure on stone foundations. Opened to traffic in 1912

Letbridzhsky viaduct over the River Bell in Alberta. Length of 1624 m. It consists of 67 spans on steel supports; The maximum height above the highest water level in the river 90, 7 m.

The length of the Canadian Pacific Railway of 27,340 km directly in Canada.



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