Collection SC647 - Midway & Vernon Railway Company collection

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Midway & Vernon Railway Company collection

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  • Graphic material
  • Textual record

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  • 1905 - 1908 (Creation)

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0.3 m of textual records and other materials

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The Midway & Vernon Railroad was a "paper railway" (a railway that never progressed beyond the proposal stage) that actually started construction. It was hoped that the Midway & Vernon railway would connect Midway (the westernmost station of the CPR-owned Columbia & Western Railway) with Vernon. However, due to funding issues, construction on this railway was stopped. However, portions of the completed railway grade were included in the Kettle Valley Railway when the section between Penticton and Midway was completed.

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The collection consists of typewritten and handwritten business correspondence, notes, telegrams, and legal documents; one oversized b&w photograph 1906 (group photograph on lake shore); a photocopy of an unidentified book chapter (chapter 5) regarding history of Kettle Valley and Midway & Vernon Railway.

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Created by JF, December 1, 2021.

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  • English

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