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CN Kamloops Junction speeders for disposal

Photograph depicts CN speeders for disposal. Row of about 40 speeders/trolleys withdrawn from service to be scrapped. All self-propelled vehicles were made by Fairmont Railway Motors Inc/Ltd, Toronto. Engineless vehicles were made by Rail Car Canada.

Woodings Rail Car

Photograph depicts a Woodings Rail car owned by Kettle Valley Steam (Heritage) Railway. Davies noted that it was a rare example to have seen in B.C. at the time. It was believed to have been a type that was favored by the CPR.

CPR gang car

Photograph taken at a railway museum in Midway. Visible is an abandoned CPR gang car made by Fairmont Railway Motors Ltd/Inc, Ontario.

CPR gang car

Photograph taken at a railway museum in Midway. Visible is an abandoned CPR gang car made by Fairmont Railway Motors Ltd/Inc, Toronto, Ontario.

CPR gang car

Photograph taken at a railway museum in Midway. Visible is an abandoned CPR gang car made by Fairmont Railway Motors Ltd/Inc, Toronto, Ontario.

Pacifica Papers Inc. locomotive

Photograph depicts a private locomotive owned by a Pacifica Papers Inc. that was to switch to their yards. Opposite their yards was an Esquimalt & Nanaimo Railway wye which was being used to stored loaded cars awaiting daily Rail America freight.

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.

CP way freight

Photograph depicts what Davies noted to be a rare sight to be on a train. Visible are CPR way freight between Lumby and Vernon, travelling to Vernon. 31 of them built at CPR Angus shops in 1976. Only 10 survived at the beginning of 1997.

"Y" at Lumby

Photograph taken looking towards a "Y." Only the left or northside of the "Y" appeared to be in use and was only about half the length. A crosspiece of it was actually unusable.

Pole yard of Gorman Bros Ltd.

Photograph depicts a pole yard of Gorman Bros Ltd. Loading methods and quality were checked by CN inspectors in Kamloops, then on the main trans-continental line. These particular lines were destined for Ontario.

Weyerhaeuser sawmill

Photograph taken on the CPR branch from Vernon to Lumby. Depicts a small Weyerhaeuser sawmill. Looking west at Lumby. The end of the track was another 1/3 of a mile behind the camera.

Mill west of Lumby

Photograph taken on the CPR branch from Vernon to Lumby. Depicts a mill just west of Lumby (Possibly Lavington Planer Mills or Riverside Forest Mill). Daily way freights by CN and CP.

Crosspiece of unusable "Y"

Photograph depicts a crosspiece of an unusable "Y" (the reason for it). It appeared that the piece was used to offload items and in time, distorted the track. All 3 switches of the "Y" and total trackage were still in place.

CN Clearwater Subdivision

Photograph depicts the point where a train stopped because of a faulty signal at the Clearwater Subdivision. A rear-end brakemen was sent off to protect the rear of the train.

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