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The first railway opened was the Champlain and St. Lawrence Railroad. was opened in 1836 outside of Montreal. Champlain and St. Lawrence was financed by Montreal brewery owner John Molson. It was made as a portage road to connect the St. Lawrence River with Lake Champlain. cutting time from the trip between Montreal and New York. Construction began in January 1835. Rail ways where still new. The world’s first way had opened just six years before in England, connecting Liverpool and Manchester. The early rails were made of wood with thin strips of iron. The locomotive for Canada’s first train was a Dorchester, built in Newcastle, England. Nicknamed “Iron Kitten” for its behavior, the Dorchester’s first test runs were held at night to avoid frightening

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