Talk:History of railways in Canada

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 Definition A description of the history of railways in Canada from its first railway in 1836 to the present. [d] [e]
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can't wait to see maps

I love trains and maps. What a perfect article this will be. Anything I can do to help you find a good map? Tom Kelly 23:19, 13 January 2008 (CST)

Tom, please help out! I love maps too--I did add one for the Grand Trunk article Try looking at [1] for their maps circa 1890. These 1922 maps are out of copyright at GT1891.jpg, Richard Jensen 23:43, 13 January 2008 (CST)

Article Rename

Don't you think that it could be Moved to, oh let's say, Canadian railways? Hayford Peirce 19:39, 31 May 2010 (UTC)

Done! How about History of railways in Canada? Russell D. Jones 20:46, 31 May 2010 (UTC)
I think we've had previous arguments (discussions) about this but can't really remember the outcome. Probably that Canadian railway history would be preferable. On the grounds that we don't want to end up with 10,000 articles with titles like History of banana splits, History of Guam Island, History of divorce in New York State, etc. etc. I was looking earlier today at the List of Articles to Rename or some such, and I'm pretty sure that there was at least one History of something or other on it.... Hayford Peirce 19:06, 20 June 2010 (UTC)
Canadian railways could be a top-level article that includes the perception of railroads in Canada, a summary of their role in national growth, and key contemporary details. There easily could then be second-level articles about the history of railroads there, and railroads in modern Canada--perhaps with a subway or two. It's more general Canadian transportation, but people from other areas might be surprised about the extent of pedestrian tunnels (Toronto) and bridges (Calgary) so one doesn't need to go outside in the winter. (I'm not sure if that goes as far as the procedures described by a friend who grew up in rural BC, about how to deal with different kinds of bears on one's doorstep). Howard C. Berkowitz 20:09, 20 June 2010 (UTC)