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Pacific Great Eastern Railway Logo Shirt

Pacific Great Eastern Railway Logo Shirt

$20.00

Pacific Great Eastern Railway Logo Shirt                   

  •  Logo Printed on Front
  • 100% Cotton
  • Shirt Color - Sand

*Image is a representation and may not be exact

 

British Columbia's largest railroad and Canada's third largest was the Pacific Great Eastern Railway of the early 20th century. The system languished for years as an incomplete, money-losing operation with a few hundred miles in service north of Vancouver. This changed after World War II when government funding helped expand the PGE by several hundred miles and it continued to grow throughout the 1980s. By then the railroad was renamed as the British Columbia Railway and efforts were in place to extend it to the Alaskan border, finally allowing that state to connect with the North American rail network. This proposal would ultimately fall through due to rising costs. Later, the BC Rail system disappeared into Canadian National, which now leases the entire railroad from the local government.

 


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