Re: Submitted For Your Approval - One-hundred-seventy-fifth Installment
Author: D. B. Arthur
Date: 11-23-2022 - 14:05

Peter D. Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> WOW! What man does for a profit! Do you know how long this line was profitable?


No, I don't. One of BCOL's biggest commodities, lumber, is a high value commodity. The railroad also tapped into coal deposits at Tumbler Ridge. When the railroad was called the Pacific Great Eastern, some people said that PGE stood for "Province's Greatest Expense". The line may not have always covered all of its expenses, but it opened up the northern part of the province to development.

There still must be potential to make some money off the operation, otherwise, Canadian National and BNSF would not have expressed interest in operating the line.



Subject Written By Date/Time (PST)
  Submitted For Your Approval - One-hundred-seventy-fifth Installment D. B. Arthur 11-22-2022 - 17:49
  Re: Submitted For Your Approval - One-hundred-seventy-fifth Installment Peter D. 11-23-2022 - 10:48
  Re: Submitted For Your Approval - One-hundred-seventy-fifth Installment D. B. Arthur 11-23-2022 - 14:05
  Re: Submitted For Your Approval - One-hundred-seventy-fifth Installment GRD 11-23-2022 - 18:23
  Re: Submitted For Your Approval - One-hundred-seventy-fifth Installment D. B. Arthur 11-23-2022 - 22:36
  Re: Submitted For Your Approval - One-hundred-seventy-fifth Installment Visitor 11-26-2022 - 22:34


Go to: Message ListSearch
Subject: 
Your Name: 
Spam prevention:
Please enter the code that you see below in the input field.
 ********   ******   **    **  **     **        ** 
    **     **    **  ***   **  ***   ***        ** 
    **     **        ****  **  **** ****        ** 
    **     **        ** ** **  ** *** **        ** 
    **     **        **  ****  **     **  **    ** 
    **     **    **  **   ***  **     **  **    ** 
    **      ******   **    **  **     **   ******  
This message board is maintained by:
Altamont Press Publishing Company