What are the Royal Links to Canadian Railways?

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Charles, Prince of Wales

Albert Edward, Prince of Wales 1859


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1860 Prince Albert Edward, Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII, Queen
Victoria’s eldest son) officially opens the GTR and Victoria Bridge
in Montreal.
1861
Prince Alfred (Queen Victoria’s son) tours Canada East by rail.
1869 Prince Arthur (Queen Victoria’s son) tours Quebec and Ontario
by rail, and photographers record the visit
1882 Princess Louise (Queen Victoria’s daughter) with her husband,
the Governor General, visit Western Canada, and name Regina,
Saskatchewan after her mother.
1890 Prince Arthur again visits Ontario by train.
1901 Prince George (later King George V, Queen Victoria’s grandson)
opens the re-constructed Victoria Bridge and crosses Canada to
Vancouver by rail.
1908 Prince George, Prince of Wales (later King George V) again visits
Quebec for the tercentenary of the founding of Quebec City.
1912 Prince Arthur visits British Columbia by train.
1919 Prince Edward, Prince of Wales (later King Edward VIII) visits
British Columbia by train.
1923-24 Prince Edward, Prince of Wales (later King Edward VIII) visits his
ranch in Western Canada.
1927 Prince Edward, Prince of Wales (later King Edward VIII) and
Prince George (later King George VI) open Union Station in Toronto.
1939 King George VI travels from coast to coast as King of Canada (after the Statute
of Westminster which declared Canada an independent Dominion)
1951 Princess Elizabeth and The Duke of Edinburgh, first visit.
1953 Queen Elizabeth II and The Duke of Edinburgh visit every Province and
territory.
1957 Queen Elizabeth II visits Western Canada.
1959 Queen Elizabeth II, as Queen of Canada, opens the St. Lawrence Seaway
and the newly altered Victora Bridge with President Eisenhower of the
United States.  She also visits the United States with Prime Minister
Diefenbaker as Queen of Canada.
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