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VIA Rail Rail, Vancouver

Photograph taken at the VIA Rail depot in Vancouver. Visible is a former Grand Trunk Pacific car, 'Nechako,' now CNR #15105. It was a fairly permanent fixture with steam, water, and waste lines fixed up to the depot's facilities.

VIA Rail Rail, Vancouver

Photograph taken at the VIA Rail depot in Vancouver. Image captures the view end of the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway car, now called the CNR 'Nechako' #15105. Davies notes that it was normally spotted at the location as a semi-fixed installation.

"Master" tug

Photograph depicts a "Master" tug after it underwent restoration in False Creek, Vancouver. It was under steam, and entering English Bay.

GNR connection, Vancouver

Photograph taken at the Great Northern Railway connection from its terminal yards to its wharf on Vancouver Harbour or the connection with CPR. Image captured crossing Powell Street, looking southward, north of Glen Drive, Vancouver.

"Pacific Princess" cruise ship, Prince Rupert

Photograph depicts a liner called the "Pacific Princess." It was built in 1971 in West Germany. The liner was one of the 8-day summer crusises that travelled from Vancouver to Alsaska. Owned by P & O and registered "London."

[British Columbia Freight Routes]

Map depicts annotations of the freight-way routes throughout British Columbia. These routes include: the Garnet Enterprise Truck Haul from Vancouver to Terrace, the Canadian Freightways from Vancouver to Edmonton to Alaska; the Lindsay Transfer from Terrace to Dease Lake and Telegraph Creek; and the Northland Navigation roll-on and roll-off service.

CPR yards at Drake St.

Photograph depicts the CPR locomotive yards at Drake St. in Vancouver. The disused winch in shack is used for moving cars into the repair shed. There is bushes growing out of the track.

BCER Vancouver

Photograph depicts old BC Electric Railway interurbans purchased for restoration by the government of BC from an Oregon owner. They stood in the CPR Duke Street Yards in Vancouver.

BC Hydro Railway Vancouver

Photograph depicts the realignment of track due to the redevelopment of the south side of False Creek, Vancouver. New track was linked up and graded while old track was removed all within 7 days of the date the photograph was taken.

BC Hydro Railway Vancouver

Photograph depicts the realignment of track due to the redevelopment of the south side of False Creek, Vancouver. Track was laid as far as the rail mounted truck and was merely covered by ballast. New trackage put into use and old track was removed within the week the picture was taken.

BC Hydro Railway Vancouver

Photograph depicts the realignment of track with new, straight trackage that is visible in the foreground. Old BC Electric Railway track and Great Northern Railway track are on the right.

BC Hydro Railway Vancouver

Photograph depicts the crossing on the Vancouver to Hope freeway. Image taken from the cab of locomotive #382 that was pulling 45 car freight from New Westminster to Huntingdon.

BC Hydro Railway Vancouver

Photograph depicts "Extra 382-Eastbound" freight. Taken from the cab of locomotive #382 on 2% grade between Scott Road and Kennedy in North Surrey.

British Columbia: Satellite Image Map

Map depicts annotations marking the major freight-ways: Garnet Ent. Truck Haul from Vancouver to Terrace, Canada Freightways Lyndon Trucking from Vancouver-Edmonton-Alaska Highway, Lindsays Transfer from Terrace to Dease Lake and Telegraph Creek, and the Northland Navigation roll-on and roll-off service. The cities and towns of Vancouver, Prince George, Dawson Creek, Terrace, Kitimat and Whitehorse are noted.

BC Hydro Railway Vancouver

Photograph depicts ballasting of realigned track due to the redevelopment of the south side of False Creek, Vancouver. Existing trackage lay to the north, just behind the front end of visible loader.

BC Hydro Railway Vancouver

Photograph depicts "Extra 382-Eastbound" freight. Taken from the cab of locomotive #382 on 2% grade between Scott Road and Kennedy in North Surrey. Train had 3 locomotives and about 45 cars.

Anchor, Coal Harbour

Photograph depicts an old anchor that had been fished out of Coal Habour, Vancouver. One flulke was bent in towards the shank. Image captured outside the office of Kanata Marine Ways Ltd. (1965).

CPR line in Vancouver

Photograph depicts the CPR line in Vancouver. Confusingly, the street is called "Mainland" but the box cars were spotted at the rear of 1152 Hamilton St. The nearest car is a Penn Central 167223, built in November 1972 and behind it is CP 165230 insulated box car. The view is looking northeast.

CP rail and warehouse complex on Homer St.

Photograph depicts the CP rail and the edge of the Homer St. warehouse complex in Vancouver. The view is looking northeast at the western end of Mainland St. The building is at #1152 Mainland St. The right hand track (man's shadow it) goes down Mainland and is in apparent use. The rail on the left hand track is dated 1938.

CPR line in Vancouver

Photograph depicts the CPR line approximately 100 yards south of the Richards and Pacific St. intersection in Vancouver. The waste ground on the right was formerly occupied by the Canadian Pipe Co., Canadian Wood Pipe & Tanks Ltd., and the Pacific Coast Pipe Ltd. from 1923-1972.

View of harbour road in Vancouver

Photograph depicts an unnamed harbour road that runs to the north of , and parallel to Water St. The trackage is connected behind the camera to a CPR depot and at the other end to the mainline. No spurs lead off to the docks. The track is not used but usable.

CP rail in the False Creek area

Photograph depicts the CP rail in the False Creek area in Vancouver. It is between Beatty and Cambie Streets with Smithe St. crossing from left to right in the foreground. The photo includes an insulated box car of the Southern Pacific Railway, #SP 67343, built in 1961. The track at the right is physically usable but is unused.

View in a lane by Richards St. in Vancouver

Photograph depicts a view in a lane on the south side of the 1300 block of Richards St. in Vancouver. It includes a Louisville & Nashville car # L&N 109534, that is "paper loading only", has blue paintwork, and was built in June 1953. The end of the spur is at about Drake St. but it is covered in gravel for the last 25 yards. The car was spotted at the Cascade Imperial Mills Ltd. located at #1205 Richards St. Two-thirds of the block is occupied by the Johnston Terminals, Merchandise Storage Division. The building has 6 rail access doors but only 4 are in use. There is usually at least 1 car spotted along the building.

Pier #2 in Vancouver

Photograph depicts Pier #2 in Vancouver at the north end of Columbia St. It shows disconnected trackage on the east side of the pier that was formerly serviced by the CPR. It has not been in use for some years. The switch fittings were made by the Nelson Iron Works in Seattle.

Hamilton St. in Vancouver

Photograph depicts Hamilton St. in Vancouver. The photo was taken at the back of 1250 Homer St, but is actually on Hamilton St., looking east. The left-hand line is in regular use, but the siding on the right hand side is not.

BCER Granville Island

Photograph taken looking westward, down Johnston Street from the Granville Bridge. Davies notes minimal clearance on the left side of the track.

BCER Granville Island

Photograph depicts a railing lane running west between Johnston Street and Cartwright Street. It lead to General Machinary Ltd which is found on the left. Davie notes it had a spur, lighter rail beyond the switches and poor track.

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