Canadian Pacific Railway

Infrastructure development was one of the most important legacies of the Nineteenth Century British Empire. London could provide funds which could be matched with engineering and architectural expertise to produce some of the most ambitious projects of the century. Whether it was a bridge crossing the Fraser River in Canada as shown in this picture or port facilities in West Africa or or telegraph cables criss crossing the oceans, British expertise and financial muscle transformed the Empire.

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by Stephen Luscombe