- A magazine article featured in Canadian Geographical Journal written by John Leslie Charles. The article depicts the reconnaissance trip, geography, people in the different regions, the building of and finished project. The main line runs by Lesser Slave Lake to Grande Prairie and branched out to different parts of Canada including the North.
John Leslie Charles fonds
Major John Leslie Charles was a Chief Engineer for Candian National Railway's (CN) Western Region and consulting engineer for CN. He later became responsible for much of the engineering and construction in western Canada, northern Manitoba, and the Northwest Territories. In 1926, he was appointed as a transit man for a survey crew and surveyed the second section of the Hudson Bay Railway (Limestone- Fort Churchill). He also published studies of the Great Slave Lake Railway, the first railway to enter the Northwest Territories and the most northerly railway connected to the continental system. The collection includes articles, reports and maps created by Charles regarding Northern Canadian railway routes.