130 years ago today the last spike was planted in the ground of the Canadian Pacific Railway. It was on November 7th, 1885 at 9:22 am in Craigellach, British Columbia. CP says the last spike of the Canadian Pacific Railway was put into the ground by the CPR railroad financier Donald Smith. They were 6 years ahead of schedule. I am surprised that CP was 6 years ahead of schedule and it's still going to be 8 years until the crosstown subway is going to be finished in Toronto. Today I am thinking of people who died building the railway.
The last spike was made of iron. Even though the track was finished, the CPR didn't open until June 1886 because there was still work to do other than the track. The CPR was built to connect Canada from east to west and we're lucky they did that. You can read more about the last spike on CP's website. Here's the link:
Nathan is a 13 year-old boy who loves ALL trains. Especially freight trains. And especially CP Rail.