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Bridging the Distance

10 Nov
English: Cover of advertisement brochure publi...

Cover of advertisement brochure published by Rand McNally, Chicago, for the Great Western Railway Company (later bought by Grand Trunk Railway, Canada, showing the Niagara Falls Suspension Bridge. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

On November 10, 1853, the Great Western Railway was opened from Niagara Suspension Bridge (Niagara Falls) to Hamilton, Ontario. That is a distance of 43 miles (just over 69 km). It reached London on Dcember 31.

 

Visit the Visual Past for a blurb on this.

 

There’s also Wikipedia’s Timeline for Hamilton, Ontario that is worth a look.

 

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Posted by on November 10, 2012 in Canadian-related Links, November, On This Day

 

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