Who owns Canadian Pacific Railway?
Canadian Pacific Railway:
Historically, the Canadian Pacific Railway was very important to Canada because it was the first transcontinental railway in Canada. It connected the western provinces to the eastern ones economically.
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fromChapter 1 / Lesson 4
On May 10, 1869, the final railway spike was driven into the ground at Promontory Summit, Utah to connect two railroads and create the first American transcontinental railroad. The completion of the railway would change American life for better and worse. Learn about the history of the transcontinental railroad, the rationale behind crossing the continent by rail, and the effects of the transcontinental railroad in America during the late 19th century.