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This railway company was incorporated in 1834 as the London and Gore Railroad Company. It became the Great Western Railway Company in 1853. In 1854, the Niagara Falls-London-Windsor corridor was inaugurated. In 1882, the Great Western Railway Company had 1,280 kilometres of track, mainly in southwestern Ontario.
Baskerville, Peter. -- "Great Western Railway" -- The 1999 Canadian encyclopedia : world edition. -- Toronto : McClelland & Stewart, 1998.