Library and Archives Canada/Sandford Fleming fonds/c001166
The Time Traveler
Date of birth
Point of origin
Fleming was mentored in engineering in Scotland, and moved to Canada West in 1845.
Sandford Fleming, 1827-1915, Scotland.
Fleming was mentored in engineering in Scotland, and moved to Canada West in 1845. He recertified as an engineer. He worked on rail and other projects in Canada West and was chosen in 1867 to be the chief engineer of the Intercolonial Railway, as well as consulting for the CPR. His experience travelling in Europe and North America made him an energetic proponent of the implementation of standard time. He also designed Canada’s first postage stamp.