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One hundred years of Canadian accomplishments in aviation.
Compiled by Michel Groleau
July 21, 1836, a wood-burning steam locomotive chugged out of La Prairie, Quebec, pulling the first train on the first public railroad in Canada.
Before there were fire engines, there were fire horses — strong, steady steeds who were brave, loyal, and not above occasional mischief.
Carrioles allowed trappers to transport supplies and furs throughout the winter. Pulled by dogs, they were sometimes used to transport high-profile people.
Montrealers mark Canada Day with moving experiences.