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South Shore Line

Photograph depicts the south shore line of the B.C. Electric Railway in False Creek, Vancouver. B.C. Hydro operated it, if not owned it. The location was directly opposite from Granville Island.

BCER Granville Island

Photograph depicts an unused spur leading southward to Morrison Steel and Wire Company Ltd. The spur crosses a disused line running on the south side of Cartwright Street.

CPR ferry ramp

Photograph depicts a CPR rail ferry slip, east of Pier A3 in Vancouver Harbour. Visible are loaded cars of pulp that came from Harmac. They were being unloaded off of an 18 car barge owned and operated by D. Yorke and Sans Ltd. This slip was the o...

CPR spur

Photograph depicts the site of a new CPR spur that was to be laid on a recently built rail ferry slip between Pier A3 and the old CPR Pier A.

CNR rail ferry ramp, Vancouver

Photograph depicts a CPR rail ferry ramp, just east of Pier A3 in Vancouver Harbour. It was usual to offload two outer tracks followed by the center. These cars were heavily loaded with pulp from Harmac and they caused the barge to tilt. There was...

Weather ship "Vancouver"

Photograph depicts a weather ship of the Canadian Coastguard called "Vancouver." It was fitting out after launching. This vessel and its sister ship, "Quada," were the largest vessels ever built on the western coast of Canada. ...

M.V. "Queen of Victoria", B.C. Ferries

Photograph depicts the "Queen of Victoria" of B.C. Ferries at the Burrard Dry Dock after it had been spit in half and had an extra section insterted. The section unpainted contrasts with the white portions of the original slip.

Replica of "SS Beaver"

Photograph depicts a replica of the "SS Beaver" built by the RCN in Esquimalt and moored in Vancouver, open to the public. Its pump handle that operated the capston, was reconstructed from a drawing done in 1870.

Japanese cadet sailing ship, "Kaiuo Maru"

Photograph depicts a Japanese cadet sailing ship called "Kaiuo Maru" at Centennial Pier, Vancouver. Its visit was part of 1966 Vancouver Sea Festival and the ship was open to the public for inspection. Note the radar apparatus on the for...

Goodyear airship

Photograph depicts a Goodyear airship travelling over Spanish Banks, Vancouver. It took part in the Abbotsford Air Show of 1971.

[British Columbia Freight Routes]

Map depicts annotations of the freight-way routes throughout British Columbia. These routes include: the Garnet Enterprise Truck Haul from Vancouver to Terrace, the Canadian Freightways from Vancouver to Edmonton to Alaska; the Lindsay Transfer fr...

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