Canadian Pacific Railway. Right-of-Way Department

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Canadian Pacific Railway. Right-of-Way Department

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The Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) was incorporated in 1881 to build a rail line to the Pacific coast. Land for the right-of-way for the main line and branch lines was purchased from thousands of individuals in the Canadian West. The land office was originally located in Winnipeg, Manitoba but moved to Calgary, Alberta about 1912. Responsibility for land sales was transferred to Marathon Realty in 1962. Marathon was sold in 1996 but these legacy records were left in the hands of the CPR.


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