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Alberni Pacific Railway locomotive

Photograph depicts an Alberni Pacific Railway locomotive running around its train at the Esquimalt & Nanaimo Railway yard in Port Alberni. Track on the right led to the former Esquimalt & Nanaimo Railway roundhouse and maintenance faciliti...

Alberni Pacific Railway locomotive

Photograph depicts an Alberni Pacific Railway locomotive built in 1929 by Baldwin. After at least four years of restoration, it commenced running in 2001. It was spotted outside of a locomotive shed in Port Alberni.

Alberni Pacific Railway locomotive shed

Photograph depicts a locomotive shed and maintenance facility of Esquimalt & Nanaimo Railway at the branch terminal in Port Alberni. It was now used by the tourist "Alberni Pacifica Railway." CPR locomotive #8427 found in foreground.

Alberni Pacific Railway tank locomotive

Photograph depicts a tank locomotive of the Alberni Pacific Railway backing onto its train atr the Esquimalt & Nanaimo Railway yard in Port Alberni. On the rear left were the premises of a paper mill owne dby Pacifica Papers, virtually the onl...

Alberni Pacific Railway tourist locomotive

Photograph depicts an Alberni Pacific tourist railway locomotive. The railway ran from Port Alberni to the McLean steam sawmill on Esquimalt & Nanaimo Railway trackage as well as a newly built spur to the mill, which opened in 1927 and closed ...

Alberni Pacific Railway tourist locomotive

Photograph depicts an Alberni Pacific tourist railway saddle tank locomotive. It was built in 1929 by Baldwin and acquired by Alberni Pacififc Lumber Ltd. in 1941. Then it was leased out in 1951, acquired by Crown Forest Products, Ladysmith in 197...

Alberni Pacific Railway tourist train

Photograph depicts the former Esquimalt & Nanaimo Railway station in Port Alberni. A returning tourist train is also visible. The station opened on December 20, 1911 and was closed to passengers in 1957. It was used for truck and rail freight ...

Alberni Pacific Railway train

Photograph depicts an Alberni Pacific Railway train travelling on Esquimalt & Nanaimo Railway track, not used since 2002 and was now at the beginning of a connecting spur to a steam sawmill museum. It was built in 2000, but commenced in the 20...

Alberni Pacific Railway train

Photograph depicts a train commencing its trip in its yard, not at the station, in Port Alberni. Locomotive at the lower/city end (ie formation at the end of the last trip). It, at the time, needed to get to the head-end, so it took the siding.

Alberni Pacific Railway train

Photograph depicts the Pacific Rails Convention of Victoria on a field trip to Port Alberni. Travelling on the Alberni Pacific Railway to visit a steam-driven sawmill at its outer terminal. Chartered trip for convention members (one coach/bus load...

Alexandra Bridge, Fraser Canyon

Photograph depicts the Alexandra Bridge in the Fraser Canyon. The view is looking northeast and depicts the Fraser River running downstream to the right of the photo. There is First Nations salmon net pole in the bottom left-hand corner.

Alexandra Bridge, Fraser Canyon

Photograph depicts the Alexandra Bridge in the Fraser Canyon. It is closed to traffic but is possible to drive a vehicle across but the road is blocked on the east bank. The bridge is in good condition. Photo looks east.

Allenby concentrator of Granby Mining Co. Ltd.

Photo depict a disused concentrator of the Granby Mining Company Ltd. Located 5 miles southwest of Princeton and 8 miles east of Copper Mountain ore workings, which are also largely disused. The building of the concentrator commenced in 1917 and t...

Along Thomspon River

Postcard depicts an area along the Thompson River, towards the Fraser Canyon. Looking left, downstream. Westbound CPR freight is visible. Short train by any standards in the 1980s and 1990s.

Amtrak-VIA Rail connection

File consists of research material regarding VIA Rail's link with Amtrak, connecting Vancouver, BC with Seattle and Portland. Predominantly consists of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes Amt...

Anchor, Coal Harbour

Photograph depicts an old anchor that had been fished out of Coal Habour, Vancouver. One flulke was bent in towards the shank. Image captured outside the office of Kanata Marine Ways Ltd. (1965).

Animals on railway tracks

File consists of research material regarding issues with animals on railway tracks, which predominantly consist of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes incidents involving elephants, moose, cattle,...

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