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dc.contributor.supervisorTodd, Daniel (Environment and Geography)en_US
dc.contributor.authorMcCombe, Christopher G. L.
dc.date.accessioned2011-09-13T14:57:05Z
dc.date.available2011-09-13T14:57:05Z
dc.date.issued2011-09-13
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1993/4900
dc.description.abstractThis 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.language.isoengen_US
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subjectTransportationen_US
dc.subjectDevelopmenten_US
dc.subjectCanadaen_US
dc.subjectHistoryen_US
dc.subjectGeographyen_US
dc.subjectEconomicsen_US
dc.subjectPrairieen_US
dc.subjectGISen_US
dc.subjectGraph Theoryen_US
dc.subjectCPRen_US
dc.subjectCNRen_US
dc.subjectWinnipegen_US
dc.subjectLRTen_US
dc.subjectRailwayen_US
dc.subjectRailen_US
dc.subjectTrainen_US
dc.titleNetwork evolution: the origins, development and effectiveness of Manitoba's railway systemen_US
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis
dc.typemaster thesisen_US
dc.degree.disciplineEnvironment and Geographyen_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommitteeBrierley, John (Environment and Geography) Jones, Esyllt (History)en_US
dc.degree.levelMaster of Arts (M.A.)en_US
dc.description.noteOctober 2011en_US


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