Canadian history is now part of cyberspace following the launch of Canadian Pacific Railway’s newest website: cprheritage.com.
Close to 400 images from one of Canada’s largest privately-owned archival collections are now on-line. The railway’s heritage Website is a showcase of some of the best photographs and graphic art from CPR’s archives in Montreal. Among them are an 1877 photograph of the Countess of Dufferin, the first steam locomotive to reach the Canadian Prairies; the world-famous photograph of the driving of the Last Spike in 1885; and a selection of the renowned CPR poster art and graphics throughout history.
Like most Websites, cprheritage.com is considered a work in progress and is expected to evolve with input from those who visit the site and as more images are added in the years to come.