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Celebrating 100 years of the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway

An archival photo from April 7, 1914 courtesy of the Northern B.C. Archives.

April 7, 2014 marks 100 years since the last spike was driven in the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway, connecting Prince Rupert to Prince George and through to Winnipeg, and opening up northern British Columbia.

Harry Home is an engineer who worked with some of the men who helped build the railway. He believes trains are still the best way to travel, and that it was the vision of those who helped build the Grand Trunk that led to northwestern's B.C. current economic boom.

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