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Throwback Thursday - June 12, 2014

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Grand Rapids Tramway, 1877-1897

For some twenty years (1877-1897) the Grand Rapids tramway was a profitable operation, efficiently conveying freight and passengers across the portage. Constructed by Walter Moberley in 1877, the Grand Rapids tramway was used by the Hudson’s Bay Company to move goods around the rapids between the Saskatchewan River and Lake Winnipeg. The Grand Rapids tramway played a significant role in developing the Saskatchewan River as a prominent northern transport route. Its importance waned as the railways expanded into the Northwest.

Read more about The Grand Rapids tramway at Manitoba Historical Society’s Digital reproduction of Transactions, Series 3, Number 32, 1975-76 Season.

Credit: Manitoba Archives File No: G-24.2

Posted: 13/06/2014 7:00:00 AM by TANJA HUTTER | with 0 comments
Filed under: #ThrowbackThursday, Grand Rapids Tramway, Hudson's Bay Company, Manitoba Historical Society, transportation

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