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York Ltd. structure

Photograph depicts a view of a body of water with various buildings in the background. A structure in the foreground is labelled "Yorke N. 12, Vancouver B.C.," suggesting it was built by Yorke Ltd.

Yahk Junction on the CPR line

Photograph depicts the east end of the Yahk Junction and yards on the CPR line. The yard consisted of a main line and a Kingsgate branch with also acted as a 155 car length passing loop. There was also three other sidings and a radio signals shack.

Yahk Junction on the CPR line

Photograph depicts the Yahk Junction on the CPR line. It is the junction for the Kingsgate Subdivision, which runs south for 10 miles to the border crossing at Kingsgate and there connects with the Spokane International Railway, which is a CPR Subsidiary. Yahk is located at about mile 40.6 on the Nelson Subdivision, which spans 138 miles from Cranbrook to Nelson.

"Y" at Lumby

Photograph taken looking towards a "Y." Only the left or northside of the "Y" appeared to be in use and was only about half the length. A crosspiece of it was actually unusable.

Woodings Rail Car

Photograph depicts a Woodings Rail car owned by Kettle Valley Steam (Heritage) Railway. Davies noted that it was a rare example to have seen in B.C. at the time. It was believed to have been a type that was favored by the CPR.

Wooden pipe at Maderia Park, Sechelt

Photograph depicts a 3ft section of wooden pipe bound with wire, fitted to a metal 'T' piece with valve. Internal diameter approximately 4-5", while the facing end is approximately 6". It was recently taken out of service.

Woodburning locomotive at Shuswap Station

Postcard depicts a "4-4-0 woodburning locomotive at Shuswap Station, east of Kamloops, at the turn of the century. The completion of the CPR across the Continent, guaranteed B.C.'s entry into Cinfederation, as well as reg economic and cultural connection to the East."

"WJ Stewart" and "Vector" hydrographic vessels

Photograph depicts "W.J Stewart," of Ottawa, that is located on the mid-left with two masts, and "Vector," found on the mid-right with one mast. Both were believed to be hydrographic vessels, painted in white and cream which were not Coastguard colours. Taken on the Upper Harbour of Victoria, at the Coastguard wharf.

Windsor Hotel at Fort Steele

Photograph depicts the Windsor Hotel at Fort Steele, 10 miles northeast of Cranbrook. It was built in 1895 by Robert D. Mather and originally was called Dalgarno House. It is being renovated as a village museum.

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