A joint venture of MAM and THTC Virtual Museum of Canada
  Read The Grain System Evolution Story
Prairie Networks Past & Present - Grain Transportation in Western Canada Prairie Networks Past & Present - Grain Transportation in Western Canada
1825 1850 to 1914 Exhibit 1900 1914 to 1945 Exhibit 1975 1945 to Present Exhibit 2003


Getting Ready for a Pull between WInnipeg and Souris.
Archives of Manitoba, Transportation, Roads and Highways, 6.

Early automobile transportation was unreliable and difficult because road infrastructures were inadequate.
Getting Ready for a Pull between WInnipeg and Souris.

  Enlarge photograph



Road Construction in Town. The Building Beside the Grader is a Cook Caboose, 1926
Saskatchewan Archives Board, Regina, R-A6878

Prior to the 1930s, most serious road building occurred in the towns, where the elevators were located.
Road Construction in Town. The Building Beside the Grader is a Cook Caboose, 1926

  Enlarge photograph



Road Building with Horses and Equipment, 1919
Saskatchewan Archives Board

Road building, like railway building, was labour intensive, expensive work involving crews of men and horses digging ditches, moving earth and filling swamp lands.
Road Building with Horses and Equipment, 1919

Enlarge photograph

1 | 2 | 3 | 4    Next


Home | About Us | Learning Corner | Credits | Glossary of Terms | Bibliography | Contact Us
© 2004 Manitoba Agricultural Museum and Transportation Heritage and Technology Centre. All Rights Reserved.