Sunday, November 25, 2007

Railroad Police Badge History

From: "Rick McMorran"  

I have an original CPRR Railroad Police badge.  It bears the number "82" on the back.  It is a circular badge with a star in the center.  The words "Railroad Police" are across the bottom, and "CPRR" across the top.  

Does anyone know where I might be able to find any information as to the history of this specific badge, such as who might have worn it?  Thanks for any information you can provide me.  

—Rick McMorran, Colorado Springs, CO

CPRR Police Badge

CPRR Police Badge

Total cost to build the Canadian Pacific Railway

From: "Maureen"

What was the total cost to build the Canadian Pacific Railway across Canada in the 1870s?   I have information that the surveying for the railway cost 37 million dollars.