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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...

"Canadians"

Postcard depicts "VIA Rail's eastbound and westbound "Canadians" meet at Glenogle, BCon C.P. Rail's Mountain Subdivision in the Kicking Horse River Valley. May 23, 1985."

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."

"Scenic Fraser Canyon"

Postcard depicts Fraser River Canyon, BC"When travelling through this mighty scenic gorge, the highway often gets too narrow at points, and rock ledgeds required cutting tunnels in order to restore safety. This tunnel lies just north of Yale,...

Collapse of the bridge at Stoney Creek, BC

Postcard depicts the collapse of the bridge in Surprise Creek, BC1929. Showing locomotive 5767. Both crewmen killed. This locomotive was coupled to locomotive 5779 and as pusher engines were returning light to Beavermouth, when approaching, span c...

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...

Fraser Canyon, BC

Postcard depicts Fraser Canyon. "One can catch thrilling sights through the Canyon such as this. Just a few miles south of Lyton, this view offers one some of the Fraser's best scenery."

Along Thomspon River

Postcard depicts an area along the Thompson River, towards the Fraser Canyon. Looking left, downstream. Westbound CPR freight is visible. Short train by any standards in the 1980s and 1990s.

Near Spences Bridge

Postcard depicts Spences Bridge "overlooking the scenic beauty of the Thompson River as it flows past the entrance to the Nicola River and Valley, downstream from Kamloops-the Heart of Funland."

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...

CPR spur

Photograph depicts a CPR spur leading into a lumber reload facility in Campbell Creek, east of Kamloops.

Fraser Canyon, BC - the Saddle Rock view

Postcard depicts Fraser Canyon, BC"The Saddle Rock view shows some of the rugged grandeur on the Canyon route between Hope and Lytton. It's muddy waters, at this time, gathered fourteen large and many small tributaries as it flows to the...

New CN overpass

Photograph depicts a new CN overpass in Campbell Creek. The new part of the Trans-Canada Highway beneath it had yet to be paved.

New CN overpass

Photograph depicts a new CN overpass in Campbell Creek. The grade crossing at the newly created service/business road was built on the south side of a road/rail complex.

Relocated and relaid trackage

Photograph depicts relocated and relaid trackage that served a sawmill located at Lakeshore and Bay Street, at the north end of downtown Kelowna.The rail approach was then via Weddell. Two spurs on the left took chip cars while the two spurs on th...

New CN overpass

Photograph depicts a new CN overpass in Campbell Creek. Looking at new eastbound lane of the Trans Canada Highway. It was all paid for by the Provincial Department of Highways in order to convert the 2 lanes into 4 in order to improve visibility a...

Rocky Mountaineer

Photograph depicts a Rocky Mountaineer train with a propelling locomotive short distance away approaching Chilcoltin Road, Kamloops Indian Reserve. St. Joseph's Church is on the left.

Rocky Mountaineer Jasper train

Photograph depicts a Rocky Mountaineer Jasper train that had just been propelled into the downtown Kamloops CN station. Once passengers de-trained, the empty train was pulled into R.M.R private trackage on K.I.R. for overnight stabling, cleaning, ...

BC Rail snow plow

Photograph depicts a BCR snow plow on a spur located opposite a former Squamish depot that was burned down. All the windows of the snow equipment in front of the plow were broken by vandals, so there was spare service for winter operations.

Original location of CNR and CPR yards

Photograph taken looking west towards a lake. Davies notes that the reason for this visible particular configuration is that the CNR and the CPR yards used to be west of Ellis. At the time the photograph was taken, such land was needed for better ...

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