A Study of the Point St. Charles Shops of the Grand Trunk Railway in Montreal, 1880-1917

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Author/collaborator
Title
A Study of the Point St. Charles Shops of the Grand Trunk Railway in Montreal, 1880-1917
Abstract
The author concentrates on the choice of Point St. Charles as the Grand Trunk Railway's Montreal terminus and shops in 1853, and the linguistic/ethnic composition of the shop's workforce from 1880 to 1917. The author discovered that employees in the motive power department, mainly a skilled metal working area (boilermakers, blacksmiths, machinists and brass finishers), were predominately Anglophone; employees in the car department, a wood-working area (carpenters, painters and moulders), were majority Anglophone from 1880 to 1896, but became a strong majority Francophone area from 1902 onward.
Type
Master's Thesis
University
McGill University
Place
Montreal
Date
1987
# of Pages
221p.
Language
en
URL
Citation
Hoskins, Ralph F. H. “A Study of the Point St. Charles Shops of the Grand Trunk Railway in Montreal, 1880-1917.” Master’s Thesis, McGill University, 1987. http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/obj/thesescanada/vol2/QMM/TC-QMM-66192.pdf.
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