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CPR ferry ramp

Photograph depicts a CPR tail ferry ramp just east of Pier A3 in Vancouver Harbour. Displays the connection with the ramp (in the foreground) and the barge (in the middle distance).

CPR ferry ramp

Photograph depicts a CPR rail ferry ramp just east of Pier A3 in Vancouver Harbour. On the adjustable ramp, it shows the gantry and barge connected. Cars were being unloaded off of a 18-car York Ltd. rail barge.

CPR line Vancouver

Photograph depicts the CPR line on Thurlow Street, Vancouver. A new spur was about to be laid next to a recently built rail ferry slip.

Foam pumper and truck

Photograph taken at the main main fire station on the site of the former RCAF station near the Vancouver Airport. Visible is foam pumper #2, operated by the Federal Department of Tranpsort, as well as a Sicard truck.

BCER Granville Island

Photograph taken looking eastward on Cartwright Street with property of Brandham-Handerson Point Company at the right. A trank car, property of Union Tank Car Company (built in 1926) is visible along the building. The tank car was about to be swit...

Great Northern Railway - Vancouver

Photograph depicts the Great Northern Railway station in main street Vancouver. Image captured looking west with the CNR trackage to the left. Lifted track in the foreground used to be depot track. Visible are switchers and a sand car found behind...

CPR False Creek yards

Photograph depicts the CPR False Creek yards in Vancouver. It The scale test car in the photo is #420927 and is one of the few 4 wheeled cars on the North American railways.

BCER Granville Island

Photograph depicts BCER freight switching on the Island's trackage with B.C. locomotive #901 and tank car, property of Union Tank Car Company, built in 1926. Image captured directly underneath Granville Bridge.

"Japan Line"

Photograph depicts containers being hoisted onto "Japan Line" by means of a steam derrick (owned by Mckenzie Barge and Derrick Co. Ltd.) tied alongside scow holding containers. Davies notes that this was an unusual sight.

CNR rail bridge

Photo deoicts the lifting span of an existing rail bridge that was stuck in upwards position after the north pier had been struck by a freighter, putting the towers out of alignment. Visible is a crew working at the base of the north tower.

CPR ferry ramp

Photograph depicts a CPR rail ferry slip, east of Pier A3 in Vancouver Harbour. Visible are loaded cars of pulp that came from Harmac. They were being unloaded off of an 18 car barge owned and operated by D. Yorke and Sans Ltd. This slip was the o...

CPR spur

Photograph depicts the site of a new CPR spur that was to be laid on a recently built rail ferry slip between Pier A3 and the old CPR Pier A.

CNR rail ferry ramp, Vancouver

Photograph depicts a CPR rail ferry ramp, just east of Pier A3 in Vancouver Harbour. It was usual to offload two outer tracks followed by the center. These cars were heavily loaded with pulp from Harmac and they caused the barge to tilt. There was...

PGE Vancouver

Photograph depicts a Pacific Great Eastern bridge over the Capilano River in northwest Vancouver. Also visible is a switching locomotive.

CPR ferry ramp

Photograph depicts a CPR rail ferry ramp, east of Pier A3 in Vancouver Harbour. Image displays details of the attachment of a barge to a ramp.

CPR ferry ramp

Photograph depicts a CPR rail ferry ramp in Vancouver Harbour. The ramp acted as a dock for the "Princess of Vancouver."

"Japan Line"

Photograph depicts a steam floating derrick (owned by Mckenzie Barge and Derrick Co. Ltd.) loading contariners from a scow into the hold of "Japan Line." Use of the crane on the non-deck side of a ship was unusual and the use a steam cra...

"Seabee Amphibian"

Photograph depicts a monoplane called the "Seabee Amphibian." It was a 3 seater and produced by the Republic Aviation Corp. About 10 of these aircraft were grouped together near the Vancouver International Airport on Sea Island. All were...

M.V. "Queen of Victoria", B.C. Ferries

Photograph depicts the "Queen of Victoria" that had been damaged after it had collided with Russian freights in an Active Pass. Damage displayed imprints of the freight's bow. 3 were declared dead. Photograph taken from a floating s...

M.V. "Queen of Victoria", B.C. Ferries

Photograph depicts the "Queen of Victoria" of B.C. Ferries at the Burrard Dry Dock after it had been spit in half and had an extra section insterted. The section unpainted contrasts with the white portions of the original slip.

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