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Dawson, Y.T.     January 3, 1905

Vancouver, Westminster & Yukon Railway - January 3, 1905

    VICTORIA, B.C., Dec. 10 - At the next session of the Dominion parliament the Vancouver, Westminster & Yukon Railway will apply for an act to provide that the capital stock of the company shall be increased from $2,000,000 to $12,000,000, to provide that the time for the completion of the railway shall be extended five years, and to give the company power to sell, lease or otherwise dispose of, to any railway lines or property of the company.

    This is looked upon as indicating that the Great Northern company is about to begin construction of the line from Vancouver northward through the interior of British Columbia by way of the Pemberton Meadows and Quesnelle. The line has already been surveyed and the Great Northern is believed to be back of the scheme.

    The intention is thought to be to invade that northern section of the province before the Grand Trunk Pacific is built. By means of the New Westminister bridge the Great Northern could make this country tributary to Seattle.

John Hendry and the Vancouver, Westminster and Yukon Railway - a 20-page article by Phyllis Veazey, from BC Studies: The British Columbian Quarterly, Issue 59, August 1983 (pdf, 2.4 MB).

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A Vancouver, Westminster and Yukon Railway Company train crosses the Fraser River bridge at New Westminster on July 23, 1904. From the Major J.S. Matthews Collection at the City of Vancouver Archives - photo M-1-66.

Vancouver, Westminster & Yukon Railway - July 23, 1904