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The Impacts of the Railway


Musée du Bas-Saint-Laurent, Rivière-du-Loup, Quebec

The railway men

Workers at the Intercolonial shops, Rivière-du-Loup, 1926

Workers of the Intercolonial Railway shops at Rivière-du-Loup in 1926. The railway machine shops were the town’s major employers. Maintaining the steam engines and the cars required mechanics, ironsmiths, and carpenters. At that time, the railway men’s working conditions were the envy of workers elsewhere. Their wages were competitive and they were even protected by union agreements.

Fonds Belle-Lavoie, Musée du Bas-Saint-Laurent, bl0039.
Rivière-du-Loup, Quebec, CANADA

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Learning Object Collection: The arrival of the railway
Learning Object: The employees of the railway shops
Institution: Musée du Bas-Saint-Laurent