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Chief Engineer's Office [multiple media]. 

Series consists of



Place of creation


10.57 m of textual records
ca. 7001 architectural drawings
377 maps
3 profiles
ca. 13,760 technical drawings
10 diagrams
1 section.

Scope and content

Series consists of records created and/or maintained by the office of the Chief Engineer. The series includes unnumbered correspondence and documents, indexes, records relating to the Georgian Bay Ship Canal, letterbooks of the Chief Engineer and the Superintending Engineer of the Ottawa River Works, returns and reports, and records of the District Engineer's Office, Pacific Region. Series also consists of records relating to engineering design and construction of bridges, railways and other structural engineering projects, surveys, roads, marine structures and equipment as well as the maintenance and improvement of navigable waters.

Textual records
90: Open
Architectural: technical drawings
90: Open
Cartographic material
90: Open
Archival reference no.
Former archival reference no.

Terms of use

Copyright belongs to the Crown.

Biography / Administrative history

In 1868 the Board of Railway Commissioners had been appointed and the surveys begun for the Intercolonial Railway. Sir Sandford Fleming was appointed Chief Engineer in 1869 and the actual construction was begun. Control of the railway was, however, vested in the Department of Public Works in 1874 (37 Vict. Chap. 15). RG11 General Inventory

Additional information

Source of title
Title is based on the contents of the series.

No further accruals are expected.