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CPR line in Vancouver

Photograph depicts a view between Drake and Pacific Streets, on the edge of the CPR Drake St. yards in Vancouver. The view is looking east and the Archibald Agencies located at 328 Drake St. are on the left. Some of the rail on the siding is date...

CPR yards on Drake St.

Photograph depicts the CPR yards at Drake St. The view is looking east to the Cambie St. bridge in Vancouver. The track behind the camera leads to the Homer St. warehouse complex.

CPR signal tower in Vancouver

Photograph depicts a CPR signal tower protecting the road crossing at Alexander and Columbia Streets on the downtown eastside, leading to the Kingcome Navigation Dock. The view is looking east.

Mainland St. in Vancouver

Photograph depicts the 1500 block of Mainland St. in Vancouver. The boxcar in the view is CN #521160. The switch at Helmcken St. is still in position but not usable because it has been partially black topped and had the rods removed.

CPR False Creek yards

Photograph depicts the CPR False Creek yards in Vancouver. It The scale test car in the photo is #420927 and is one of the few 4 wheeled cars on the North American railways.

BCER Granville Island

Photograph depicts BCER freight switching on the Island's trackage with B.C. locomotive #901 and tank car, property of Union Tank Car Company, built in 1926. Image captured directly underneath Granville Bridge.

BC Hydro Railway Vancouver

Photograph depicts the realignment of track due to the redevelopment of the south side of False Creek, Vancouver. Track was laid as far as the rail mounted truck and was merely covered by ballast. New trackage put into use and old track was remove...

BC Hydro Railway Vancouver

Photograph depicts the crossing on the Vancouver to Hope freeway. Image taken from the cab of locomotive #382 that was pulling 45 car freight from New Westminster to Huntingdon.

"Seabee Amphibian"

Photograph depicts a monoplane called the "Seabee Amphibian." It was a 3 seater and produced by the Republic Aviation Corp. About 10 of these aircraft were grouped together near the Vancouver International Airport on Sea Island. All were...

Island Tug, Fraser River

Photograph depicts "Island Tug #125," on the north arm of the Fraser River. Travelling downstrean from Patulla Bridge, New Westminster, and the CNR Lulu Island rail bridge.

"Japan Line"

Photograph depicts containers being hoisted onto "Japan Line" by means of a steam derrick (owned by Mckenzie Barge and Derrick Co. Ltd.) tied alongside scow holding containers. Davies notes that this was an unusual sight.

CNR rail bridge

Photo deoicts the lifting span of an existing rail bridge that was stuck in upwards position after the north pier had been struck by a freighter, putting the towers out of alignment. Visible is a crew working at the base of the north tower.

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