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CPR line in Vancouver

Photograph depicts the CPR line at the northeast edge of the Drake St. yards, adjacent to the east foot of Nelson St. The box car behind steel in photo is CP #37948, built in May 1946. It has a notice "To be used between Mainland Ice Co., Coa...

CPR False Creek yards

Photograph depicts the CPR False Creek yards in Vancouver. The view is looking northeast with the roundhouse immediately behind the camera. The switcher is moving on 180 degree loop.

Hamilton St. in Vancouver

Photograph depicts Hamilton St. in Vancouver. The photo was taken at the back of 1250 Homer St, but is actually on Hamilton St., looking east. The left-hand line is in regular use, but the siding on the right hand side is not.

CNR Vancouver

Photograph depicts a CN boxcar that was 56 years old, having been built in 1918. It had a steel frame, but was also built with wood sides and ends. Located in Dunley Street in the CN yards on the site of the old Hastings Mill.

VIA Rail Rail, Vancouver

Photograph taken at the VIA Rail depot in Vancouver. Visible is a former Grand Trunk Pacific car, 'Nechako,' now CNR #15105. It was a fairly permanent fixture with steam, water, and waste lines fixed up to the depot's facilities.

BCER Granville Island

Photograph taken on the southwest side of Granville Island. After 2 years of hassle with owner Clay, Davies notes, the city of Vancouver purchased his property so as to re-develop the whole area as part of the False Creek clean up. There was oppos...

BCER Granville Island

Photograph taken looking westward, down Cartwright Street. Trackage seen was not usable. Switch was blacktopped into position. The far end of the spur was used to lead to Columbia Bitolithic Ltd. Unseen track on the right side of the road was stil...

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.

BCER Vancouver

Photograph depicts old BC Electric Railway interurbans purchased for restoration by the government of BC from an Oregon owner. They stood in the CPR Duke Street Yards in Vancouver.

Great Northern Railway - Vancouver

Photograph depicts Raymur Avenue/Powell Street grade crossing. Image captured looking south at Burlington-Northern (former Great Northern Railway) trackage. Visible are the last 4 locomotives of an 11 locomotive (all dead) train hauled by a GN swi...

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...

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...

CPR ferry ramp

Photograph depicts a CPR rail ferry ramp, east of Pier A3 in Vancouver Harbour. Image displays details of the attachment of a barge to a ramp.

CPR ferry ramp

Photograph depicts a CPR rail ferry ramp in Vancouver Harbour. The ramp acted as a dock for the "Princess of Vancouver."

CNR depot Vancouver 23 car circus train

Photograph depicts a 23 car train that belonged to the Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey. 2 of the cars are visible. The train's make-up included: 1 observation car for the circus manager, 1 generator and tool car, 4 animals cars, which al...

Lake Steamer, "Proctor"

Photograph depicts a replica of the "SS Beaver" built by the RCN in Esquimalt and moored in Vancouver, open to the public. The original ship left Gravesend on August 29, 1935 and reached Fort Vancouver (Oregon) on April 10. 1936.

"Japan Line"

Photograph depicts a steam floating derrick (owned by Mckenzie Barge and Derrick Co. Ltd.) loading contariners from a scow into the hold of "Japan Line." Use of the crane on the non-deck side of a ship was unusual and the use a steam cra...

Goodyear Blimp

Photograph depicts a goodyear Blimp cruising over the Centennial Museum near Sunest Beach, False Creek, Vancouver. It came for the 1973 Abbotsford Air Show.

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