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dc.contributor.supervisor Todd, Daniel (Environment and Geography) en_US
dc.contributor.author McCombe, Christopher G. L.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-09-13T14:57:05Z
dc.date.available 2011-09-13T14:57:05Z
dc.date.issued 2011-09-13
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/4900
dc.description.abstract This thesis examines the characteristics of railway infrastructure development and associated issues in Manitoba, Canada. The period under consideration dates from when the first tracks were laid in 1878 through to the completion of the Hudson Bay Railway in 1929. Setting the scene is a template for railway development in general, one that allows hypotheses to be drawn that are specific to Manitoba. In order to test those hypotheses it is necessary to first provide a comprehensive overview of the historical evolution of the railway network. Next, aspects of graph theory are reviewed, identifying the methodology most appropriate for a spatial analysis of railway networks. This analysis attempts to draw conclusions about the relationship between the railway companies and the governments, people and geography that they were compelled to deal with. The testing of these forms revealed that while the Manitoba railway network is very complex, it never arrived at the maximum possible complexity. en_US
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject Transportation en_US
dc.subject Development en_US
dc.subject Canada en_US
dc.subject History en_US
dc.subject Geography en_US
dc.subject Economics en_US
dc.subject Prairie en_US
dc.subject GIS en_US
dc.subject Graph Theory en_US
dc.subject CPR en_US
dc.subject CNR en_US
dc.subject Winnipeg en_US
dc.subject LRT en_US
dc.subject Railway en_US
dc.subject Rail en_US
dc.subject Train en_US
dc.title Network evolution: the origins, development and effectiveness of Manitoba's railway system en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis
dc.degree.discipline Environment and Geography en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Brierley, John (Environment and Geography) Jones, Esyllt (History) en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Arts (M.A.) en_US
dc.description.note October 2011 en_US


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