Funeral services are being held today in Calgary for the Canadian Pacific Railway executive who oversaw construction of the longest railway tunnel in North America.
John Fox, 77, oversaw building of the Mount Macdonald Tunnel through the Rogers Pass in the Canadian Rockies. The tunnel, which allowed for faster train transport of prairie grain, coal and potash to port in Vancouver, opened in 1989. Mr. Fox, a civil engineer, retired that same year. His honours included the Order of Canada and the Churchill Medal from the Society of Engineers. CP