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Supercontinental of Canadian National with three F type diesels and a full-length dome car at Wendy Point, Alberta (Canadian National)

1885: Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) reached Vancouver via Banff, through trains from 1886, soon connecting with Canadian Pacific steamers.
1890: CPR reached St. John in the East.
1899: Imperial Limited Montreal - Vancouver (by CPR, with open observation car in the Rockies).
1919: Trans - Canada Limited Montreal - Vancouver an all -sleeper train, cars from Toronto (by CPR).
1923: Various railways formed Canadian National Railways (CNR), continuing to run the existing train Toronto - Edmonton - Vancouver of the Canadian Northern and the Ocean Limited Halifax - Montreal. Its North Sydney section had ferry boat connections to Port-aux-Basques, where Newfoundland's Cape gauge connected with St. John's.
1929: Trans-Canada Limited (by CPR) with new cars.
1955: The Canadian Montreal -/Toronto - Vancouver (by CPR) with stainless cars, including vista domes.
1955: Continental Limited Montreal - Vancouver (by CNR) was followed by the Super Continental.
1978: Super Continental combined with Canadian, run by state-owned VIA Rail Canada.
1981: Super Continental suspended.
1990: Canadian via Edmonton.
2002: "Renaissance" sleepers, coaches and (rebuilt) diners from the abandoned European "Nightstar" project introduced on "Ocean".
2003: British Columbia Railway stopped regular passenger services by Budd railcars

The Canadian (Montreal -) Toronto Vancouver of VIA with two F type diesels, exceptionally on CN track via Sioux Lookout, May 30, 1985 (WS)

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