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Sketch of the proposed line of overland railroad through British North America Waddington, Alfred, 1800?-1872


"A description of Waddington's proposed railway route, which, in British Columbia, was via the Yellow Head Pass and upper Fraser to Bute Inlet. Waddington's project aroused interest in London and New York, and in 1871 he went to Ottawa to seek a railway charter from the Canadian government. He died, however, before anything came of the scheme. Second edition, with corrections: Ottawa, Printed by I.B. Taylor, 1871. 29 p." -- Lowther, B. J., & Laing, M. (1968). A bibliography of British Columbia: Laying the foundations, 1849-1899. Victoria, BC: University of Victoria, p. 41.

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