THE WEST, THE RAILWAYS, AND CHANGE

THIS PAPER DISCUSSES THE RAIL TRANSPORTATION NETWORK ESSENTIAL TO GRAIN MOVEMENT AND THE IMPACT THAT CHANGING CONDITIONS HAVE HAD AND ARE HAVING ON THE PRODUCTION AND MARKETING OF GRAIN. THE HISTORY OF THE SETTLING OF THE CANADIAN WEST AND THE ROLE OF THE RAILWAY IN FOSTERING THIS DEVELOPMENT IS BRIEFLY TRACED. THE PERIOD OF RAILWAY MONOPOLY FOLLOWED BY THE ERA OF PROTECTION BY REGULATION ARE MENTIONED TO PROVIDE THE BACKGROUND FOR AN EXPLANATION OF THE CURRENT STATUS OF THE RAILWAYS AND THEIR RATES UNDER THE NEWLY ENACTED NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION ACT. THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE GRAIN TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE WHICH INCLUDES THE ELEVATOR COMPANIES, THE POOLS, THE RAILWAYS, GOVERNMENT AGENCIES AND OTHER INTERESTED GROUPS IS SEEN AS A MAJOR ADVANCE IN THE SOLUTION OF GRAIN TRANSPORT PROBLEMS. /CGRA/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 2, pp 43-60
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Manitoba

    Winnipeg, Manitoba  Canada  R3T 2N2
  • Authors:
    • Stephenson, E P
  • Publication Date: 1969-8

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00201282
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: CANADIAN GOOD ROADS ASSOCIATION
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 12 1971 12:00AM