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Trains have played a big part in Canada's history. Discover Canada's train stories from the people who were there!

Famous Moments

The first trains in Canada, how the train helped put down a rebellion, hitching rides on the rails – these are just some of the stories found in this section.

Building a Railway

Rock slides, blasting accidents, scurvy, sunstroke, frostbite, wild animals, swamps, high mountains – such dangers were all in a day's work for those who built Canada's railways.

The Knights of the Steel Rails

Meet some of the important people in Canadian train history who just happen to have the title "Sir" before their name.

Special Trains

Imagine visiting your dentist or having your classroom on a train. That's just what some children did. Discover these special trains and other unusual trains in this section.


Look in this section for some amazing, surprising, amusing and just plain yucky train stories. And they're all true!

Further Research

Want to know more about trains and Canada? You can read other fascinating stories by choosing from this list of books and links to websites.

Educational Resources

Attention teachers! Suggested curriculum-based activities, using primary-resource material provided from the website, will help your students learn more about history, math, geography, language, transportation, economics and social studies.


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