The Mount Royal Tunnel

The Mount Royal Tunnel

This story had its start in the pre-World War I railway building boom, when Canadian Northern Railway set out to provide Canadians with competition to the Canadian Pacific and Grand Trunk railways.

Author: Anthony Clegg

Publisher: Dc Books

ISBN: 1897190417

Category: History

Page: 100

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An illustrated history of the electrified railway tunnel and station complex still serving Montreal. This story had its start in the pre-World War I railway building boom, when Canadian Northern Railway set out to provide Canadians with competition to the Canadian Pacific and Grand Trunk railways. Since those competitors had already established entries into Montreal from the east, west, and south, CNoR decided that entering downtown from the north, even though a four-mile tunnel through Mount Royal would be required. The Mount Royal Tunnel describes the building of CNoR’s huge complex that became today’s Central Station, and the site for downtown Montreal’s massive complex: Place Ville Marie, Queen Elizabeth Hotel, Place Bonaventure, CN headquarters, and other large office buildings. The clean-running electric locomotives hauled trainloads of commuters to the CNoR’s 'Model City' development and other suburbs to Montreal’s northwest, with change-overs made to steam locomotives (later diesels) to take inter-city trains to Ottawa, Toronto, and the western provinces. Anthony Clegg’s book describes, in detail, how the tunnel was constructed and equipped for electrical powering of trains … what the trains that ran were like, and where they went … how the post-World War I period caused government takeover of CNoR, becoming Canadian National Railways … insights on how the increasing traffic led to new multiple-unit self-propelled commuter trains … the decline in inter-city traffic, and how that led to the line being completely reconstituted as a commuter line … with CNR finally exiting the commuter operations entirely, turning them over to the municipal AMT, who completely reengineered and modernized the line’s electrification, infrastructure, and power substation facilities. Over 120 photos illustrate the construction of the tunnel, the line, and the Central Station complex. Locomotives and passenger cars, including various multiple-unit cars and trailers, as well as line cars, are featured. Maps and selected equipment diagrams are included.
Categories: History

Self Propelled Cars of the CNR

Self Propelled Cars of the CNR

Tony Clegg, who wrote Canadian National Steam Power with Ray Corley, is the author of this book.

Author: Anthony Clegg

Publisher: Pickering, Ont. : Railfare DC Books

ISBN: 1897190093

Category: Railroad motorcars

Page: 128

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In the 19th century, steam-hauled trains had a virtual monopoly on transportation of passengers. After the 1914-1918 Great War, competition from highway vehicles, which had previously not troubled North American railroads to any considerable extent, began to provoke renewed interest in a more economical form of railway motive power, and a number of "rail buses" of varying designs were introduced. This book details how, in November 1925, CNR's new diesel-electric car No. 15820 completed its record-breaking run across the North American continent, from Montreal to Vancouver. The train established a new world's record for endurance, economy, and sustained speed over such a distance. The book explains how this comparatively small self-propelled vehicle led to their wide-spread usage across the Canadian National system, and its rival, the Canadian Pacific Railway. The book describes how, despite the growing popularity of automobiles, and increasing availability of better roads, these new rail cars were successful in stemming the decline in rail passenger patronage, particularly on low-traffic branch lines. There were many types of these specialised vehicles that are fully described in the book, which contains interesting details on a very important part of Canada's railway heritage, with over 100 photographs and illustrations, including many extremely rare photos in full colour.
Categories: Railroad motorcars

Place Ville Marie

Place Ville Marie

construction of the tunnel through Mount royal. Entrance, Edgar Gariépy, G-1036,
city of Montreal Archives canadian northern railway terminal, Warren & Wetmore,
Montreal, circa 1915, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, colombia ...

Author: Paul-André Linteau

Publisher: Québec Amerique

ISBN: 9782764411599

Category: Architecture

Page: 237

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Categories: Architecture

Air and Water Pollution Annual Report

Air and Water Pollution Annual Report

Spectrophotometer , Perkin - Elmer Spectracord , Model 4000 , ultraviolet
recording . ANALYTICAL SAMPLES The scheduled operation of high volume
filters in the St. Clair Tunnel , Sarnia , Ontario and in the Mount Royal Tunnel ,
Montreal ...

Author: National Measurement Laboratory (U.S.)

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112007650358

Category: Air

Page:

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Categories: Air

Report of Investigations

Report of Investigations

They referred at that time to previous experiments in reception of commercial
broadcasts in the Mount Royal Tunnel of the Canadian National . Railways at
Liontreal , Quebec , Canada , of those earlier experiments , The receiving
apparatus ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89046336459

Category: Mineral industries

Page:

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Categories: Mineral industries

Engineering Record Building Record and Sanitary Engineer

Engineering Record  Building Record and Sanitary Engineer

Tunnel Drill Carriages — Their Economic Possibilities First of a Series of Three
Articles Discussing American and European Practice , with Particular Reference
to Experiences in Driving Mount Royal Tunnel for Canadian Northern Railway in
 ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015084511958

Category: Building

Page:

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Categories: Building

The Engineering Record Building Record and Sanitary Engineer

The Engineering Record  Building Record and Sanitary Engineer

Tunnel Drill Carriages — Their Economic Possibilities First of a Series of Three
Articles Discussing American and European Practice , with Particular Reference
to Experiences in Driving Mount Royal Tunnel for Canadian Northern Railway in
 ...

Author: Charles Frederick Wingate

Publisher:

ISBN: CHI:098727468

Category: Building

Page:

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Categories: Building

Engineering and Contracting

Engineering and Contracting

ROYAL .0012 .031 .01 .002 .0425 .003 .05 .02 .025 03 .05 .10 .12 on hydrants
per mile of main . ... the city was found to be that of building a tunnel through
Mount Royal , situated on derground Surveys for the Canthe northwest side of the
city .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015080084018

Category: Building

Page:

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Categories: Building

Montreal 1535 1914

Montreal  1535 1914

So when it was pointed out that Mount Royal stood serene between the C . N . R .
line and the C . N . R . terminal , the answer came back : “ Run a tunnel through it
. " And accordingly , the Montreal Tunnel is now being bored . Typical also of ...

Author: William Henry Atherton

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015039575017

Category: Montréal (Québec)

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Categories: Montréal (Québec)

A Statutory History of the Steam and Electric Railways of Canada 1836 1937

A Statutory History of the Steam and Electric Railways of Canada  1836 1937

1865 MOUNT ROYAL TUNNEL AND TERMINAL CO . Dominion Letters Patent ,
August 12 , 1911 Incorporation of Canadian Northern Montreal Tunnel and
Terminal Co . to build terminals , etc . for Canadian Northern Ry . System in M
ontreal .

Author: Canada. Dept. of Transport

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B4506434

Category: Railroad law

Page: 765

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Categories: Railroad law

Canadian Transportation

Canadian Transportation

Mount Royal Tunnel Originator Honored neer was a mind from 1904 to its
completion in 1918. He adopted the scheme as a pet project and when he one
day convinced Sir Donald Mann , CanThe late Henry K. Wicksteed , M.E.I.C. , the
man ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015021081917

Category: Railroads

Page:

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Categories: Railroads

D liberations Et M moires de la Soci t Royale Du Canada

D  liberations Et M  moires de la Soci  t   Royale Du Canada

Montrealose Lookout , Mount Royal B. Essexite III . " 6. ( 3 ) 4.4 2.2.3.2 Class
Order III . Salfemane 6. Portugare Rang 4. docalcic Subrang 4. Papenose C.
Andesine Gabbro III . 6.3.4 " 2.2.2.2 Mount Royal Tunnel Station 232 +70 Class
Order III ...

Author: Royal Society of Canada

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000112841063

Category: Humanities

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Categories: Humanities

CSX Tunnel Fire Baltimore Maryland

CSX Tunnel Fire  Baltimore  Maryland

At 4:15 p.m., an alarm was sounded for smoke coming from the train tunnel at the
Mount Royal Station. Engine Company 13, seven blocks away, had responded to
the Mount Royal Station on many previous occasions for reports of smoke in ...

Author:

Publisher: FEMA

ISBN:

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McGill University Publications

McGill University Publications

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Royal Tunnel Sta . 229 +05 Mount Royal Tunnel Sta . 254 + 06 Mount Royal
Tunnel Sta . 208 + 66 Name Syenite Soda - rich monzonite Shonkinite porphyry
Symbol ...

Author: McGill University

Publisher:

ISBN: CHI:097883342

Category: Geology

Page:

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Categories: Geology

Publications

Publications

Montrealose Lookout , Mount Royal B . Essexite III . " 6 . ( 3 ) 4 . 4 2 . 2 . 3 . 2
Class Order III . Salfemane 6 . Portugare Rang 4 . docalcic Subrang 4 . Papenose
C . Andesine Gabbro III . 6 . 3 . 4 " 2 . 2 . 2 . 2 Mount Royal Tunnel Station 232 +
70 ...

Author: McGill University

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105008188596

Category: Geology

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Categories: Geology

The Railway Gazette

The Railway Gazette

COMPLETING THE MOUNT ROYAL TUNNEL INTO MONTREAL . The power
The Mount Royal Tunnel , the most important link in the project of the Canadian
Northern to secure an entrance into the business centre of Montreal , is now
nearing ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: CHI:14271902

Category: Railroads

Page:

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Categories: Railroads

Mine and Quarry

Mine and Quarry

THE MOUNT ROYAL TUNNEL RECORD By D . J . O ' Rourke * The January last
MINE AND QUARRY TUNNEL METHODS made brief reference to the tunnel
being When the Canadian Northern Railway , constructed under Mount Royal ,
by ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433069066029

Category: Mining engineering

Page:

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Categories: Mining engineering

Development Derailed

Development Derailed

In 1962, the Place Ville Marie in Montréal, one of the first designs of Henry N.
Cobb and I.M. Pei, grew from a railway trench dug out of Mount Royal between
the southern portal ofthe CNR's Mount Royal Tunnel and Central Sta- tion.

Author: Max Foran

Publisher: Athabasca University Press

ISBN: 9781927356081

Category: History

Page: 272

View: 303

In June of 1962, the Canadian Pacific Railway announced a proposal to redevelop part of its reserved land in the heart of downtown Calgary. In an effort to bolster its waning revenues and to redefine its urban presence, the CPR proposed a multimillion dollar development project that included retail, office, and convention facilities, along with a major transportation centre. With visions of enhanced tax revenues, increased land values, and new investment opportunities, Calgary’s political and business leaders greeted the proposal with excitement. Over the following year, the scope of the project expanded, growing to a scale never before seen in Canada. The plan took official form through an agreement between the City of Calgary and the railway company to develop a much larger area of land and to reroute or remove the railway tracks from the downtown area—a grand design for reshaping Calgary’s urban core. In 1964, amid bickering and a failed negotiating process, the project came to an abrupt end. What caused this promising partnership between the nation’s leading corporation and the burgeoning city of Calgary to collapse? What, in economic terms, was perceived to be a win-win situation for both parties fell prey to a conflict between corporate rigidity and an unorganized, ill-informed, and over-enthusiastic civic administration and city council. Drawing on the private records of Rod Sykes, the CPR’s onsite negotiator and later Calgary’s mayor, Foran unravels the fascinating story of how politics ultimately undermined promise.
Categories: History