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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."

"Summit City"

Postcard depicts "Summit City" in Rogers Pass, built in 1886 and existed only for the consctruction of the CPR.

Illecillewaet Valley

Postcard depicts Illecillewaet Valley. Taken adjacent to snowsheds and the second crossing of the Illecillewaet River. It had the appearance of being the location for a safety switch and spur to divert a runaway train that had come down the "...

Illecillewaet Valley

Postcard depicts Illecillewaet Valley. Circa 1914-16. New grade being built for use with Connaught Tunnel grade reductions at Rogers Pass. Original right-of-way still in use.

CPR Selkirk locomotive

Postcard depicts "one of Canadian Pacific's powerful 2-10-4 Selkirk locomotives grab[bing] hold of a 2800 Hudson to take a passenger run through the Canadian Rockies."

Locomotive-pushed snow plow

Postcard depicts a snow plow. "Completion of the Connaught Tunnel in 1916 solved the worst of the severe weather problems faced by the CPR in Rogers Pass, where snowfalls average 50 feet. Based at Revelstokem a locomotive-pushed wedge plow an...

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)...

Revelstoke Railway Museum

Postcard depicts the Revelstoke Railway Museum. "Take a run down the track of Canadian History at the Revelstoke Railway Museum, located in the beautiful Columbia Valley. Museum exhibits trace the pople and events involved in the development ...

General view of Revelstoke

Postcard depicts the "general view of the town facing west with the railway station in the foreground. Revelstoke became a divisional centre of the railway in 1889 and has increased in importance with the growth of the railway and the Trans-C...

CPR unit coal train

Postcard depicts a CPR unit coal train pulling out of "Revelstoke, BCon May 6, 1978 behind SD-40-2 Number 5845. This locomotive also controls four Mid-Train Slave Units require on this West bound loaded coal train."

Sicamous Hotel, Sicamous, B.C.

Postcard depicts Sicamous Station and Hotel, circa 1910. "Sicamous became a favorite statring point for fishermen to the Shuswap Lake and junction for the fruit growing Okanagan Valley. The first station in Sicamous, built in 1890, burned dow...

Woodburning locomotive at Shuswap Station

Postcard depicts a "4-4-0 woodburning locomotive at Shuswap Station, east of Kamloops, at the turn of the century. The completion of the CPR across the Continent, guaranteed B.C.'s entry into Cinfederation, as well as reg economic and cu...

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