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Twin Bridges

Postcard depicts "Twin Bridges in the Fraser Canyon." The CPR and CNR changes sides at this point just a few miles south of Lytton below the Siska Market. One can see this spectacular view where trains change from oe side to another. Dur...

Two grain elevators at Creston

Photograph depicts two grain elevators at Creston, BC. The Creston CPR yard lies behind the camera. The line is on a downgrade away from the camera, starting its descent to the valley bottom for Kootenay Lake. The grain elevators are a rare sight ...

US military plane

Photograph taken at the Penticton Airport where WWII military airplanes meet. This US military plane was flown by a US Air Militia on a courtesy visit. It was built in the early 1950's.

Undershot water wheel

Photograph depicts the same person who owned the service station building electric generator house in Trout Lake. He also built an undershot water wheel that was driven by Lardeau Creek.

Unit freight trains

File consists of research material regarding unit freight trains that carry a single commodity, which predominantly consist of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes information on container freight,...

VIA Rail

Series consists of material regarding VIA Rail in British Columbia. Includes information about its formation between 1978 and 1982, passenger operations, and the Amtrak-VIA Rail connection.

VIA Rail Rail, Vancouver

Photograph taken at the VIA Rail depot in Vancouver. Image captures the view end of the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway car, now called the CNR 'Nechako' #15105. Davies notes that it was normally spotted at the location as a semi-fixed insta...

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.

VIA Rail in British Columbia, 1983-1995

File consists of research material regarding VIA Rail in British Columbia in the period between 1983 and 1995. Predominantly consists of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes an article by Gerson en...

VIA Rail in British Columbia, 1996-2010

File consists of research material regarding VIA Rail in British Columbia in the period between 1996 and 2010. Predominantly consists of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes VIA Rail advertisements...

Vancouver Fireboat #2

Photograph depicts Vancouver Fireboat #2 having its hull sandblasted in a dry dock at the Burrard Shipyard & Marine Ways Ltd. at 1729 West Georgia St., Vancouver.

Vancouver Iron Works built steam donkey

Photograph depicts a Vancouver Iron Works built steam donkey in use until the early 1950s. It was purchased for $800 by an enthusiast in 1963 , set up beside home and roadside at Sayward near Kelsey Bay on North Vancouver Island.

Vancouver terminals

File consists of research material regarding railway terminals in Vancouver, which predominantly consist of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes information on Pacific Central Station (VIA, Amtrak,...

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