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The Most gigantic railway scheme ever projected m Canada, with the single exception of the Canadian Pacific, b; about to 1)0 started. The promoters arc chiefly French and English capitalists. Sir Hector Longcvin, Minister of Public Works for the Dominion, and Sir Charles Tupper, High Commissioner for Canada m London, ire largely interested parties. The scheme is to build a railway eastward from Quebec, some ei«hty miles, to St. Charles Bay on the Labrador coast, fiom "which point large steamers arc expected to make the voyage to Milford Haven, m Wales, m three days and a half. By this route it is expected that passengers and perishable freight can bo carried from Chicago to London inside of seven days. The Company calls itself the North Canadian Atlantic Railway and Steamship Company. The capital is 20,000,000dols; but it has authorised itself to bond its line for the purchase of steamships. The Provisional Directors include the Lord Mayor of London, Henry Isaacs; Mr Robert N. Fowler, M. P., Banker ; Mr Thomas Woods Melford and Mr Charles J. Mott, Directors of the Great Western Railway; Mr W. R. Back, Banker; London ; and Sir Douglas Fox, the eminent English Engineer. The Company will have 50,000 men at work by next spring.

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GIGANTIC RAILWAY SCHEME., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2542, 13 October 1890

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GIGANTIC RAILWAY SCHEME. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2542, 13 October 1890

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