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BC Department of Highways ferry,"Nimpkish"

Photograph depicts the Department of Highways ferry named "Nimpkish" that was based in Port McNeill. It maintained a frequent daily triangle run, that travelled from Port McNiell to Sointula, then to Alert Bay. It held a capacity for 16 ...

BC Hydro Railway Abbotsford

Photograph depicts a westbound way freight switching at the Matsqui Industrial Centre on the north side of Abbotsford. Train consisted of BC Hydro Railway locomotives and 25 box cars.

BC Hydro Railway Burnaby

Photograph depicts the Central Park Branch in Burnaby. Taken just west of the Stride Avenue grade crossing. The spur visible in the background led to the Dominion Glass Company Ltd. bottle plant.

BC Hydro Railway Fort Langley

Photograph depicts part of the new 2 1/2 mile railway that was built to connect the CPR main line just east of Fort Langley with existing BCER trackage found on Living Stone Road. Trackage was not in operational use.

BC Hydro Railway Fort Langley

Photograph depicts a CPR unit coal train travelling eastward at the Livingstone Road grade crossing, near the freeway and with half of the train already on the CNR connector. This connects the main line of BC Hydro Railway with the CNR main line (...

BC Hydro Railway Langley

Photograph depicts locomotive #382 which consisted of 3 locomotives and switching cars at an industrial steel fabrication plant. Freight was travelling from New Westminster to Huntingdon.

BC Hydro Railway Langley

Photograph taken looking southwest at the Langley town centre. Fraser Highway was 2 pole lengths away. The track used to be the main line with a spur leading to the right. Now all of the trackage was spur with the main line skirting the north side...

BC Hydro Railway Langley

Photograph taken approaching Langely from the west at about mile 16 at the by-pass diversion point. Image captured from the cab of locomotive #382, looking eastward as the locomotive pulled 45 freight cars to Huntingdon.

BC Hydro Railway Langley

Photograph taken from the cab of locomotive #382 on the eastbound freight travelling from New Westminster to Huntingdon and was composed of 45 cars. Langley was the only place where freight stopped and switched cars.

BC Hydro Railway Langley

Photograph taken on the western outskirts of Langley on the Latimer Road grade crossing. The abandoned grade was the former main line right-of-way through the centre of Langley. It was was replaced by a north by-pass in about 1968-69.

BC Hydro Railway New Westminster

Photograph depicts a cross over. Track on the left to right are owned by the BC Hydro Railway, with the tracks on the right going to the Queensborough rail bridge. The tracks receding into the background are believed to be owned by the CPR.

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.

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.

BC Hydro Railway Vancouver

Photograph depicts ballasting of realigned track due to the redevelopment of the south side of False Creek, Vancouver. Existing trackage lay to the north, just behind the front end of visible loader.

BC Provincial Museum train, Burnaby

Photograph taken in Central Park, Burnaby, on BC Hydro Railway trackage. Visible is the B.C. Provinicial Museum train. Captured just after its inaugural ceremony. Also displayed is a PGE business car that was now called the "Peace River"...

BC Provincial Museum train, Burnaby

Photograph taken in Central Park, Burnaby, on BC Hydro Railway trackage. Visible is the B.C. Provinicial Museum train. Captured just after its inaugural ceremony. Also displayed is a PGE business car that was now called the "Peace River"...

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