New Westminster Southern Railway

NEW WESTMINSTER SOUTHERN RAILWAY was financed by James Jerome Hill as part of his GREAT NORTHERN RWY empire. Opened on 14 Feb 1891, it ran from the south side of the FRASER R opposite NEW WESTMINSTER to the American border east of Blaine, WA, where it connected with another Hill line, the Fairhaven & Southern Rwy. It was the first international rail line west of Winnipeg. When the province completed a road–rail bridge across the Fraser at New Westminster in 1904, Hill extended his line—by...

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