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PGE Britannia Beach

Photograph depicts a Pacific Great Eastern ballast car which was built in 1955 by Eastern Car Company in Trenton, Nova Scotia.

Britannia Beach mine electric railway

Photograph depicts a derelict mine electric railway. Some equipment was auctioned in August, 1975 after the mines closure on November 1, 1974. Visible is a man car (also called a trip car or a jitney).

Britannia Beach railway equipment

Photograph depicts a view of some of the auctioned mine railway equipment in the yards of the Anaconda Britannia Mine. Visible on the left are repair shops and dump ore cars. On the left are flat cars including one with pole support used to depoit...

Britannia Beach mine electric railway

Photograph depicts a derelict mine electric railway . Visible is one of four surviving large flat cars at the Anaconda Britannia Mine. It was sold at the auction that was held in August, 1975 after the mine was closed on November 1, 1974.

Britannia Beach mine electric railway

Photograph depicts a mine electric railway. Visible is a powder car that was painted red and head a wooden box. It was used twice weekly on the explosives haul till the Anaconda Britannia Mine was closed on November 1, 1974.

BC Rail Britannia Beach

Photograph taken in Britannia Beach looking at the Ana-Canada Britannia Mines Ltd. Image captured the view of the concentrated ore dock with BC Rail in the foreground. The mine was closed on November 1, 1974.

Britannia Beach mine electric railway

Photograph depicts a derelict mine electric railway in Britannia Beach. Visible is an ambulance car that was painted silver and was made of steel. It was likely to be cut up on site for scraps. Anacanada Britannia Mine closed on November 1, 1974.

Britannia Beach mule locomotive

Photo depits a mule locomotive. A contractor from Calgray won the contract to remove the rails of the Anaconda Britannia Mine that was closed on November 1, 1974. The contractor bought the locomotive to do the job. It pulled out 2000-3000 ft. of t...

Britannia Beach mine electric railway

Photograph depicts a derelict mine electric railway. Visible is auctioned equipment awaiting removal. Equipment included an 18 ton, locomotive #4, and ten hopper cars. Anaconda Britannia Mine had closed on November 1, 1974.

Britannia Beach general view of yards

Photograph depicts the general view of the yards of the Anaconda Britannia Mine. Visible is the main portal and the top of ore bins. Images displays railway shops at the rear, with locomotive #4 and powder car found in the middle distance.

Britannia Copper Mine tunnel

Photograph depicts a dead end 100 yard tunnel beyond the ore bins in Britannia Beach. Davies notes that it was easier to tunnel than to make a track shelf.

Britannia Beach concentrator mill

Photograph depicts a concentrator mill. The mine was closed for good on November 1, 1974. An auction of all residual equipment took place in August 1975. B.C. Museum of Mining is located mid-right of the photo.

Britannia Copper Mine locomotive

Photograph depicts locomotive #8 built by Baldwin and was presumably the oldest amongtst the locomotives at the Britannia Copper Mine. It was only used for track maintenance.

BC Rail Britannia Beach

Photograph depicts the end view of northbound freight in Britannia Beach. Britannia Copper Mine is located to the right of the image.

BC Rail Squamish yards

Photograph depicts northbound freight in Britannia Beach. A concentrator (copper) of Ana-Canada Company is found in the background.