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|Trains & Railways: Passenger Trains: 1800-1885|
Western Railway Great Western Railway station at Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario.
The Great Western Railway was extended to Toronto in 1855, running from Niagara Falls to
Windsor via Hamilton.
Train Wreck The Desjardins Canal train wreck near Hamilton, Ontario, March 12,
1857, one of Ontario's first railway disasters, with 59 people killed when a passenger
train went through the tracks. Lithography by J. Sage & Sons.
Trunk Locomotive A Grand Trunk Railway locomotive at its busy Montreal
1859, intended for the Canadian visit of the Prince of Wales in 1860.
Sleeping Car A model of the Great Western Railway Sleeping Car No. 1, c.
Railway The first electric railway in Toronto, Ontario, 1885. This train ran from
the south end of Strachan Avenue to the Exhibition Grounds.
West Rebellion Troops Canadian forces from the east detraining at Winnipeg, April
1885, sent to quell the North West Rebellion.
West Rebellion Sharpshooters returning from the North West Rebellion at Carleton,
Train The first train on the Pembina branch of the C.P.R., 1878, which joined
Canadian tracks to American rails.
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