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Swing bridge crossing the Harrison River

Photograph depicts the CPR swing bridge crossing the Harrison River at Harrison Mills. It is a plate girder bridge carrying a double track. The bridge tender occupied a shanty at the east end of the bridge at mile 68.3 from North Bend. The timetab...

Switcher #8106

Photograph depicts switcher #8106 that served the 3 mile branch to a pulp mill. The switcher pulled with heavy string of loaded cars from the mill. The trip was a caboose run. Locomotive built in 1958 as part of a batch of 31. 17 of them remained ...

Switcher and caboose

Photograph depicts switcher #8106 and caboose #434612 that just arrived with a loaded train from a pulp mill. To the left lay the main track to Nelson.

Switching

File consists of research material regarding train switching, which predominantly consist of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes information on remote-control switching, car placards, and intercha...

Tank car

Photograph depicts an old tank car owned by a logging railway on Vancouver Island, parked at the end of a spur behind a locomotive shed of the Alberni Pacific Railway.

Tank cars

File consists of research material regarding tank cars. Predominantly consists of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals.

Telegraph lines

File consists of research material regarding railway telegraph lines, which predominantly consist of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes diagrams showing locations of train phone wires; examples o...

The Illecillewaet Valley, Glacier B.C.

Postcard depicts the Illecillewaet Valley, near Glacier, BCThe view shows the end of the descent over Rogers Pass, if travelling westerly. The scar in the foreground was believed to be the track between the 1st (Glacier Hotel) and 2nd (Loop Brook)...

The Loop

Postcard depicts "The Loop, as this great pear-shaped arc of trestle was known along with the spectacular station and hotel facilities at Glacier were replaced by the Connaught Tunnel in 1916."

Thompson Canyon

Postcard depicts a "Spectacular sight to be seen while travelling through this Canyon. Many trains rumble past with heavy loads making a grand sight when they twist and turn around corners along the clear blue water of the Thompson River."

Thompson River

Photograph depicts CN track 1 mile east of Walhachin. Looking east. Thompson River running downstream, towards the camera.

Thompson River

Photograph depicts CN track 1 mile east of Walhachin. Looking east. Thompson River running downstream, towards the camera.

Thompson River

Photograph depicts CN track 1 mile east of Walhachin. Looking east. Thompson River running downstream, towards the camera. CPR also goes through Walhachin.

Three Valley Gap Roundhouse

File consists of material regarding the Three Valley Gap roundhouse and heritage ghost town. Predominantly consists of photocopy reproductions, pamphlets, and clippings from periodicals.

Ties

File consists of research material regarding rail ties, which predominantly consist of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes information on date nails, wood ties, disposal of creosote ties, concrete...

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