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PGE Seton Portage

Photograph depicts the place where a derailment occurred on the eastern switch of the Seton Portage loop. Rod linkage snapped, allowing blades to freely move and switch cars of southbound freight to either track of the loop. Image captured stock t...

PGE Seton Portage

Photograph depicts the Pacific Great Eastern line beside the Seton River which connects Anderson Lake and Seton Lake. The bridge to the left take the road to D'Arcy and Pemberton.

PGE wreck at Seton Portage

Photograph depicts a close up view of the rear of the locomotive #703. It was stopped at the head of a freight on the main line portion of the loop awaiting a southbound loaded freight. Its tracks were derailed, fuel tranks ruptured and a sliver o...

PGE wreck at Seton Portage

Photograph depicts the general view of the clean up of the derailment in Seton Portage. The track in which a speeder stands a gondola car with rolls were the two tracks of the loop. They were both severed and respliced in making the "second e...

Site of first trainway in BC

Photograph depicts the site of the first tramway in B.C., that ran between Anderson Lake and Seton Lake for 1 1/4 miles and was built in 1861. It is located 70 paces southwest of what is now the PGE Seton Portage depot. It was opened for trafic in...

Bridge over Portage River

Photograph depicts a bridge near the beginning of the Seton Portage to D'Arcy dirt road over the Portage River. The road was a one and half of a mile connection between the Anderson (upper) and Seton (lower) lakes.

Horse drawn mowing machines

Photograph depicts a horse drawn mowing machines on an Indian Reserve. The machine in the foreground was named "Champion" made by B.F. Avery and Company. The other one was named "McCormack Deering."

PGE Seton Portage

Photograph depicts the Buntain's flag station on the eastern shore of Anderson Lake and about a mile from the depot in Seton Portage. The flag station was created in 1968.

PGE Seton Portage

Photograph depicts 5 attached cars which are nearest to the camera and belong to the "Bridge and Building" work train. They were set at the location for a week before travelling to Hanceville.

PGE Seton Portage

Photograph depicts a ballast car that was built in 1955. Behind it was a "Bridge and Buildings" work car or a former cattle car built in 1914.

PGE Seton Portage

Photograph depicts the rear portion of a southbound way freight on the passing loop in Seton Portage. Visible is a caboose with leaf springs.

PGE Seton Portage

Photograph depicts a northbound daily Budd passenger train (2-4 cars) crossing the Portage River (Seton River) over a bridge that was built three years before. The depot in Seton Portage was found 200 yards behind the camera.

PGE Seton Portage

Photograph depicts two "slave units" heading north after having been spliced into the middle of loaded southbound freight the previous day. Continous movement was performed daily.

PGE wreck at Seton Portage

Photograph depicts a shoo-fly that had been built around the Seton Portage wreck. Locomotive #703 had stood at this spot just before the switch when the cars of the southbound freight piled into it.

PGE wreck at Seton Portage

Photograph depicts a Pacific Great Eastern working train approaching Seton Portage. It had been diverted from the derailment to fill in a burnt out wooden culvert on the edge of Anderson Lake.

PGE wreck at Seton Portage

Photograph depicts a distant view of the Seton Portage wreck,. Squamish Shops crane was standing on the minor line of the loop. The crane was self-propelled and after its launch it had broken its drive axle. This was replaced by a standard axle an...

Site of first trainway in BC

Photograph depicts the site of the first tramway in BC that ran between Anderson Lake and Seton Lake for 1 1/4 miles and was built in 1861. It lasted for 2 years and used wooden rails. The visible piece of track bed was 70 paces southwest of the P...

PGE wreck at Seton Portage

Photo depicts the interchange of passengers of a northbound dayliner around the wreckage of a derailment. Two budd car units from Vancouver can been seen in the background. Passengers were being transferred to a "scratch" train assembled...

PGE Seton Portage

Photograph depicts a steel-lined wreck train car that was used by work crews and consisted of a dining area, kitchen, sleeping quarters, and bathroom.

PGE Seton Portage

Photograph taken at the end of the Pacific Great Eastern passing loop near the Portage River. Image captures the general view of a rail lifting train about to commence work. The train moved backwards at a slow walking pace and picked up rails. Tra...

PGE Seton Portage

Photograph depicts a refrigerator car that was built in 1956. Davies notes that it was unusual, but not rare to see an old type of logo on the revenue cars. The car was used to transport weekly groceries on way freight northwards out of Vancouver ...

PGE Seton Portage

Photograph depicts a north, upgrade, and mainly empty freight preceded by its "checking" speeder which was about to enter a crossing loop.

PGE wreck at Seton Portage

Photograph depicts the interchange of passengers of a northbound dayliner around the wreckage of a derailment. Two Budd car units from Vancouver can been seen in the background. Passengers were being transferred to a "scratch" train asse...

PGE wreck at Seton Portage

Photograph depicts the transfer of a Vancouver to Lillooet dayliner to the unit made up at Lillooet which consisted of a Budd car, caboose and switcher. The scene of the Seton Portage derailment was found 100 yards behind the photo.

PGE wreck at Seton Portage

Photo depicts a close up view of the rear of the locomotive #703. It was stopped at the head of a freight onn the main line portion of the loop awaiting a southbound loaded freight. Its tracks were derailed, fuel tranks ruptures and a sliver of st...

PGE wreck at Seton Portage

Photo depicts the general view of the clean up of the derailment in Seton Portage. The track in which a speeder stands a gondola car with rolls were the two tracks of the loop. They were both severed and respliced in making the "second editio...

Pacific Great Eastern Railway Seton Portage Wreck

  • 2013.6.36.1.047
  • Bestanddeel
  • [Aug. 1969]

File consists of documentary photographs taken by David Davies of the Pacific Great Eastern Railway Seton Portage Wreck in British Columbia.

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