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Climbing the Rockies

Postcard depicts Field station in the Rockies. Man standing on the left with a bowler hat was Chris McGregor, a professional (mining?) engineer. Earliest frank seen for the postcard was in July 1906.

"British Columbia: The Mineral Province of Canada"

File consists of an original 1909 provincial publication entitled "British Columbia, the Mineral Province of Canada, being a Short History of Mining in the Province, a Synopsis of the Mining Laws in force, Statistics of Mineral Production to Date, and a Brief Summary of the Progress of Mining during 1908". Includes inset plates and pull-out graphs.


Series consists of research material regarding rail freight in British Columbia and in general. Includes information about freight statistics, freight customers in BC, freight revenue, less-than-carload service, types of freight loads, freight loading and discharging devices, and intermodal freight. Also includes information on the rail transport of coal, coke fuel, ore, lumber, pulp and paper, potash, sulfur, cement, gypsum, grain, fish, chemicals, petroleum, automobiles, and livestock.

Spiral tunnel, near Field, in which trains make a complete turn, Canadian Rockies

Postcard depicts a spiral tunnel near Field, in which trains make a complete turn around the Canadian Rockies. One of two spiral tunnels, and the first of this system introduced on the continent. The greatest pieced of tunnelling ever attempted in Canada. Cost 1,5000,000. Time of work: 20 months. 75 car-loads of dynamite used.

Mountains Sheal, Aberdeen, Saddle-back, Fairview, the Beehive, White and Niblock, with the Bow River, near Lake Louise, Alberta

Postcard taken at the Laggan Subdivision, the most famous photograph location on the CPR system due to its official photographer, Nicholas Morrant, 1910-1986. Possibly a 1920's view. From 1978, this location became known as 'Morant's Curve.' This view was a rarity in showing no train on the track.

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