Great Northern Railway

GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY (GNR) was the creation of James Jerome Hill, a Canadian-born entrepreneur who transformed a small Minnesota rail line into a transcontinental giant. After his main line was built west across the US to Seattle (the last spike was driven in 1893), Hill carried on a fierce rivalry with the CPR by extending lines north into BC. A GNR subsidiary, the NEW WESTMINSTER SOUTHERN RWY, opened in 1891 between Blaine, WA, and NEW WESTMINSTER and in 1904 extended into VANCOUVER via...

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.