Foley, Welch and Stewart

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Foley Welch and Stewart Cache in 1913

Foley, Welch and Stewart was an early 20th-century American-Canadian railroad contracting company. It was owned and operated by Patrick Welch and J.W. Stewart of Spokane, Washington and T. Foley of St. Paul, Minnesota.[1]

The company was created during the reorganization of a prior company, Foley Bros & Larson. It was the largest railway construction company in North America at one time.[2]

They built miles of track for the Great Northern Railway, Northern Pacific Railroad, Canadian Pacific Railway[1], Canadian Northern Railway, Grand Trunk Pacific Railway and Pacific Great Eastern Railway. The names in the partnership are commemorated in summit of the Cheam Range near Chillwack: Foley, Welch, and Stewart Peaks.

The company later came to be involved in the forest industry and was renamed Bloedel, Stewart and Welch. The company had large operations in the Powell River area of British Columbia. The company later merged with the H. R. MacMillan company, taking on the name MacMillan Bloedel Limited. MacMillan Bloedel became Canada's largest forest company until it was acquired by Weyerhaeuser.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Huge Contract to Spokane Men Foley, Welch & Stewart to Build Great Tunnel for Canadian Pacific". Spokane Daily Chronicle. May 9, 1913. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Foley, Welch & Steward". KNOWBC.com. Retrieved October 2, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Last Link of G.T.P. Contract". The Winnipeg Tribune. Aug 28, 1911. p. 1. 
  4. ^ "Contractors Get Big Tunnel Job". The Toronto World. May 5, 1913. p. 13. 
  5. ^ a b c Report of the Minister of Agriculture for the Dominion of Canada for the year ended March 31, 1908. Ottawa. p. 85. 
  6. ^ "Spokane Firm To Lay Canada Road". The Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. Feb 23, 1914. p. 6. 
  7. ^ Report of the Minister of Agriculture for the Dominion of Canada for the year ended March 31, 1908. Ottawa. p. 86,97. 
  8. ^ Report of the Minister of Agriculture for the Dominion of Canada for the year ended March 31, 1908. Ottawa. p. 81. 
  9. ^ Report of the Minister of Agriculture for the Dominion of Canada for the year ended March 31, 1908. Ottawa. p. 91,103.