Sous-fonds 027 - Canadian National Telegraph collection

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Canadian National Telegraph collection

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CA SWM RG4-027

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  • 1958-1973 (Creation)

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18.0 cm textual records

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Custodial history

Records PA90.2.1-24 and PA95.1.1 were donated to the Sam Waller Museum by Richard LeBlanc on the 13th of January 1990 and the 6th of January 1995.

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The Canadian National Telegraph collection consists of site plans of 26 locations of the northern route north of The Pas, including wire run down line and into location information, wiring information and wiring diagrams, which were utilised primarily at the local office by plant technicians and linemen. It also consists of Siemens Automatic Teleprinter Exchange TWK Instruction Manuals, CNT Installation Instructions, Circuit diagrams, technical training, circuit descriptions, and specifications for lines maintenance, etc. The Canadian National Telegraph Company, a part of the Canadian National Railway, established telegraph lines along the railways. The local office closed 31 December 1994, with MTS taking over the work.

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Sam Waller Museum

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Created October 12, 2011.

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