East Line

Early Grand Trunk Pacific Railway map (above) cropped and orientated to show the area between McBride and Prince George. There are only 17 stations shown on this original plan, missing is Legrand, which was added during construction, to make up the original 18 stations built.

William Pittman Hinton, general manager of the railway’s western lines, asked Josiah Clement Wedgwood, of the Wedgwood china family, to submit a list of names suitable for naming the stations on the new railway line. Many station names on the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway have a connection to England [excerpt taken from Penny for your thoughts].

References:

  • Olson, Raymond W. Ghost Towns on the East Line. Prince George, B.C.: Raymond W. Olson, 2017

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