Railway Mural, McAdam, New Brunswick
Unveiled on June 30, 2019, this exhibit tells the remarkable story of the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) employees who relinquished their position at CPR to serve their country in The Great War. It also highlights the CPR’s role as they were instrumental in Canada’s war efforts and provided the main railway line over which troops, supplies, and munitions were carried from western and central Canada to our Atlantic seaports.
Upon visiting this exhibit, you will see a train bridge being rebuilt by the Canadian railway troops and engineers that connects to a stunning mural created by New Brunswick artist, Geoff Slater. The mural and bridge depict the resourcefulness and dedication of the railway troops and engineers as they rebuilt bridges and laid down rail lines that were so important in transporting troops, food, and munitions to the front lines in Europe.