The Canadian Pacific Railway employed more than 3.5 million people. And once the route was operational, business boomed in towns along the route

The Canadian Pacific Railway employed more than million people. And once the route was operational, business boomed in towns along the route

Canadian-Pacific railcar, from the British Columbia

Canadian-Pacific railcar, from the British Columbia

The Canadian railway

Gordon Lightfoot - 'Canadian Railroad Trilogy' - This song describes the building of the Canadian Pacific Railway. It was commissioned by the CBC for a special broadcast on January to start Canada's Centennial year.

The people working on the railway

chinese immigration - Bing Images-- Chinese immigrants got jobs doing pretty much anything. They got jobs working on building train tracks, mining for gold, fishermen, tailors and cleaners.

The people and the railway

The Chinese workers that came over to build the railway were only paid a dollar a day while Scottish men were paid two dollars.

The people that worked on the railway

A Chinese work gang for the Canadian Northern Railway, circa 1909 [eventually became part of the Canadian National Railways]

The people that worked on the railway

The people that worked on the railway

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