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Fonds consists of
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143 photographs b&w.
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Scope and content
Fonds consists of correspondence, chiefly with Sir Charles Rivers Wilson, President, Grand Trunk Pacific Railway; extracts from the proceedings of the Railway Committee of the House of Commons; reports of meetings; a report by H.A. Parker on the mountain section of the projected route with comments by Chief Engineer, B.B. Kelliker. Fonds consists of photographs depicting activities of Mr. C. M. Hayes, president of the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway, and party during annual inspection trip of the Grand Trunk Pacific system, August-September 1910.
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Photographs: No restrictions on use. Copyright expired. Credit: Name of photographer / National Archives of Canada.
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Biography / Administrative history
Charles M. Hays was educated in the United States and worked on several railways there before coming to Canada in 1896. He was general manager of the Grand Trunk Railway, from 1896 to 1909 with the exception of a period in 1901 when he was president of the Southern Pacific Railway. In 1905 he became president of the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway, which was largely his own creation. In 1909 he was appointed president of the Grand Trunk Railway and retained this office until his death in the TITANTIC disaster of 15 April, 1912. Under his direction, the Grand Trunk Railway, suffered intense labour strife.
See Encyclopedia Canadiana, Vol. 5, p. 99; Canadian Encyclopedia, 1985, p. 799.
1. Businessmen - Canada, 1902-1909
2. Railway Committee of the House of Commons, 1902-1909.
3. Railroads - Management, 1902-1909
4. Titanic (Ship)
5. Trade-unions - Railroads, 1902-1909
6. Grand Trunk Pacific Company, 1902-1909.
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