Columbia & Western Railway

COLUMBIA & WESTERN RAILWAY was a narrow-gauge line, completed in 1896, connecting the mines at ROSSLAND with the SMELTER at TRAIL. A standard-gauge line was built between Trail and CASTLEGAR the following year. In 1898 the CPR bought it and the Trail smelter from Frederick Augustus HEINZE and rebuilt the narrow-gauge section as a standard-gauge line, thus connecting Rossland via NELSON and KOOTENAY LK to the CPR's CROWSNEST PASS line and eastern Canada. Using the C&W's charter, the CPR built...

If you are already registered on KnowBC, login now to get access to the full article.

You may already have access to KnowBC through your school, university or library.

If you do not already have access to KnowBC, you can subscribe.