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Official Programme of the 1901 Royal Visit to Canada, with a list of the stops across Canada

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Official programme, 1901 Royal Visit, with a list of the stops across Canada

Souvenir brochure, TOUR OF HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS PRINCE ARTHUR OF CONNAUGHT THROUGH THE PROVINCES OF ONTARIO AND QUEBEC

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Souvenir brochure from the 1906 Royal Tour

Photograph of crowds lining the railway track as they wait for the royal train. Some young boys are placing coins on the track

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Young boys placing coins on the track for the royal train to pass over, Kitchener, Ontario, 1939

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Royal Trains

With a country as large as Canada, the train was ideal for bringing the monarchy to small towns. The royal visitors were able to view Canada, while Canadians in turn viewed the Royals – either at scheduled stops or by catching a glimpse as the train rolled past.

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Part of a silent film showing the visit of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth to Toronto, May 22, 1939 (running time: 1 min, 8 s)
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"At points where the train stopped and Their Majesties descended to the station platform ... careful preparations were mapped out after the study of diagrams of the station buildings and surrounding districts. Crowds were so well behaved across the country that there was little trouble in keeping them behind prearranged lines and no injuries or incidents to mar the royal visit were reported."
Canadian Railway Stories: 100 Years of History and Lore, by Adolf and Okan Hungry Wolf. Skookumchuck, B.C.: Good Medicine Books, 1985, p. 85, originally published in C.P. Staff Bulletin.

Field Trip

You can see the locomotive that pulled the royal train during the 1939 Royal Tour at the National Museum of Science and Technology in Ottawa.

www.sciencetech.technomuses.ca/english/index.cfm

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