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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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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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