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Progress. New Boss. 1881 only 230km of track had been built They would never reach BC in time CPR Syndicate hired William Van Horne as the new CPR manager. Van Horne. Smart Hard working Efficient. Success. 800km build the first year 800km build the following year

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Progress

Progress


New boss

New Boss

  • 1881 only 230km of track had been built

  • They would never reach BC in time

  • CPR Syndicate hired William Van Horne as the new CPR manager


Van horne

Van Horne

  • Smart

  • Hard working

  • Efficient


Success

Success

  • 800km build the first year

  • 800km build the following year

  • Looked like Van Horne would enable the Canadian Government to make it to BC in time


Crisis

Crisis

  • Van Horne was building the railway so fast they ran out of money

  • Couldn’t pay the workers

  • Workers went on strike

  • Macdonald reluctantly passed a bill giving 23 million more to the railway


Cutting corners

Cutting Corners

  • In order to save money Van Horne did what he could

  • Built bridges out of temporary wooden trestles


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