FP now includes 8134 eBooks in its collection.

  main page

Early History of the C.P.R. Road

Cover Image

Book Details

Title:Early History of the C.P.R. Road
Moberly, Walter   
(1 of 2 for author by title)
The Rocks and Rivers of British Columbia
Published:   1909
Tags:Canada, Canadiana, history, non-fiction, railway

In the brief early history of Canada’s first transcontinental railway which I am about to outline, and to accomplish the ultimate construction of which I took the first active steps, the important objects I had in view were as follows: 1. To discover that a practicable line could be obtained through the mountains of British Columbia. 2. To be certain that it was the best obtainable line. 3. To find where the best western terminal point on the Pacific Coast would be. 4. To build up a large commercial city at such western terminus.

To accomplish the above objects I had for many years a long, very difficult and often most disheartening road to travel, but by sticking tenaciously to my purpose I found: 1. The way for the railway. 2. The best commercial line to adopt. 3. The western terminal point I selected was Burrard Inlet. 4. The large commercial city I had in view is now the City of Vancouver, and the transcontinental railway I proposed is the Canadian Pacific Railway.--introduction [Suggest a different description.]

Pages:36 Info

Author Bio for Moberly, Walter

Author Image

Walter Moberly, civil engineer (born at Steeple Aston, England 15 Aug. 1832; died at Vancouver, B.C. 14 May 1915). He came to Canada as a child and studied in Canada W, later moving to B.C. In 1859 he was appointed superintendent of public works and in 1862 was involved in the construction of the Yale-Cariboo wagon road. He was assistant surveyor general of B.C. 1864-66 and then spent 4 years in the U.S. In 1871 he was in charge of surveys for the route of the CPR through the Rocky Mountains and was the discoverer of EAGLE PASS.--Canadian Encyclopedia.

Available Formats

UTF-8 text   20150502.txt
Epub20150502.epubIf you cannot open a .mobi file on your mobile device, please use .epub with an appropriate eReader.
Mobi/Kindle20150502.mobiInfoNot all Kindles or Kindle apps open all .mobi files.
PDF (tablet)20150502-a5.pdf
HTML Zip20150502-h.zip

Kindle Direct (New, Experimental)

Send this book direct to your kindle via email. We need your Send-to-Kindle Email address, which can be found by looking in your Kindle device’s Settings page. All kindle email addresses will end in @kindle.com. Note you must add our email server’s address, [email protected], to your Amazon account’s Approved E-mail list. This list may be found on your Amazon account: Your AccountManage Your Content and DevicesPreferencesPersonal Document SettingsApproved Personal Document E-mail ListAdd a new approved e-mail address.

Send to Kindle Email Address:

This book is in the public domain in Canada, and is made available to you DRM-free. You may do whatever you like with this book, but mostly we hope you will read it.

Here at FadedPage and our companion site Distributed Proofreaders Canada, we pride ourselves on producing the best ebooks you can find. Please tell us about any errors you have found in this book, or in the information on this page about this book.