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Vancouver Fireboat #2

Photograph depicts Vancouver Fireboat #2 having its hull sandblasted in a dry dock at the Burrard Shipyard & Marine Ways Ltd. at 1729 West Georgia St., Vancouver.

BCER Granville Island

Photograph depicts a railing lane running west between Johnston Street and Cartwright Street. It lead to General Machinary Ltd which is found on the left. Davie notes it had a spur, lighter rail beyond the switches and poor track.

BCER Granville Island

Photograph taken looking eastward on Cartwright Street with property of Brandham-Handerson Point Company at the right. A trank car, property of Union Tank Car Company (built in 1926) is visible along the building. The tank car was about to be swit...

BC Hydro Railway Vancouver

Photograph depicts the realignment of track with new, straight trackage that is visible in the foreground. Old BC Electric Railway track and Great Northern Railway track are on the right.

BC Hydro Railway Vancouver

Photograph depicts the realignment of track due to the redevelopment of the south side of False Creek, Vancouver. New track was linked up and graded while old track was removed all within 7 days of the date the photograph was taken.

BC Hydro Railway Vancouver

Photograph depicts "Extra 382-Eastbound" freight. Taken from the cab of locomotive #382 on 2% grade between Scott Road and Kennedy in North Surrey. Train had 3 locomotives and about 45 cars.

Great Northern Railway - Vancouver

Photograph depicts the Great Northern Railway station in main street Vancouver. Image captured looking west with the CNR trackage to the left. Lifted track in the foreground used to be depot track. Visible are switchers and a sand car found behind...

Great Northern Railway - Vancouver

Photograph depicts a Great Northern Railway interchange curve to CPR tracks near Raymur Avenue/ Powell Street, Vancouver. Visible is a part of an export train, consisting of 11 (dead) General Motor locomotives hauled by a GNR switcher towards the ...

CPR depot Vancouver

Photograph depicts a shay locomotive en-route for preservation at the National Museum of Science in Ottawa. It was previously owned by Elk Falls Ltd., near Campbell River, Vancouver Island and was taken out of regular service on October 9, 1973.

CPR depot Vancouver

Photograph depicts a shay locomotive which was last steamed in service on October 9, 1973. Here, it was en-route to the National Museum of Sciene in Ottawa. It was off-loaded at the CPR dock from the Gulf of Georgia barge. Now it was to be loaded ...

CPR depot Vancouver

Photograph depicts a close up of a shay locomotive last steamed in service at the Elk Falls Mile near Campbell River on October 9, 1973. Here, it was on en-route to the National Museum of Sciene in Ottawa after being off-loaded from a Gulf of Geor...

VIA Rail Rail, Vancouver

Photograph taken at the VIA Rail depot in Vancouver. Image captures the view end of the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway car, now called the CNR 'Nechako' #15105. Davies notes that it was normally spotted at the location as a semi-fixed insta...

CPR line in Vancouver

Photograph depicts the CPR line in Vancouver. Confusingly, the street is called "Mainland" but the box cars were spotted at the rear of 1152 Hamilton St. The nearest car is a Penn Central 167223, built in November 1972 and behind it is C...

Rail and road lane at the end of Homer St.

Photograph depicts a view looking northeast down a rail and road lane at the west end of Homer St. in Vancouver. It shows CP box car #296105 with end loading doors, built in November 1951. The car was empty. The rail in this area is dated 1911.

View of CPR yards in Vancouver

Photograph depicts a general view of the C.P.R. yards adjacent to Ballantyne Pier in Vancouver. The sheeted units in the middle distance consist of an export train of 11 locies, travelling dear, just brought in by the G.N.R. switcher. The locomoti...

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