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"Atlas Captain" boom tug

Photograph depicts a boom tug called "Atlas Captain" that was brought in for refitting, adjacent to a smalll boat repair yard. It was loaded on a CN gondola car and then removed by a derrick crane.

"Butterchurch" on Comiaken Hill

Photograph depicts "Butterchurch" that was built in 1870 under the direction of Father Rondeault of the Oblate Order for missionary work among the Comiakan Natives, a tribe of about 100. It was abandoned by about 1880 because of its location. It was recently restored as a historical shrine.

"Canadian National Railway System"

Map depicts the Canadian National Railway system, including trackage for the Central Vermont Railway, the Detroit & Toledo Shore Line Railroad, the Grand Trunk Western Railroad, the Duluth Winnipeg & Pacific Railway, and the Northern Alberta Railway.

"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."

"Cariboo Prospector"

Photograph depicts a train called the "Cariboo Prospector." It was supposed to arrive to the station earlier, but a freight locomotive failed north of Williams Lake and blocked the line.

"Collectors' Items: CP Bygones"

File consists of a folder containing information sheets regarding Canadian Pacific Railway locomotives. The sheets consists of Selkirk type 2-10-4, Hudson Type 4-6-4, Standard Type 4-4-0, Atlantic Type 4-4-2, Ten Wheeler type 4-6-0, Mallet Type 0-6-6-0, Jubilee Type 4-4-4, Switcher Type 0-6-0, Switcher type B-B, Shay geared type 3 truck,# Road unit type A1A-A1A, Consolidation 2-8-0, Santa Fe Type 2-10-2, Mikado Type 2-8-2, Baltic tank type 4-6-4T, Road Switcher B-B, Northern Type 4-8-4, Camelback type 4-6-0,#19 Mogul type 2-6-0, Road Freight type B-B,1 Pacific Type 4-6-2, Mountain type 4-8-2, gas-mechanical rail cars, Gas-mechanical rail cars, Decapod type 2-10-0, Switcher 0-8-0, and wheel arrangements.

"Dunrobin" locomotive and saloon coach

Photograph depicts a British locomotive, the "Dunrobin," as well as a saloon coach found at a BCER locomotive shed. It was emerging for a second trial run to Steveston. It just underwent a complete overhaul in 1966 after being being purchased by the provincial government of British Columbia.

"Dunrobin" locomotive and saloon coach

Photograph depicts a British locomitive, the "Dunrobin," and saloon coach having just emerged from a BCER locomotive shed in New Westminster. Mr. Swanson, a B.C. chief mechanical engineer, is visibled leaning out of the coach's window.

"Dunrobin" locomotive and saloon coach

Photograph depicts a British locomotive, the "Dunrobin," as well as a saloon coach found at a BCER locomotive shed. It was emerging for a second trial run to Steveston. It just underwent a complete overhaul in 1966 after being being purchased by the provincial government of British Columbia.

"Dunrobin" locomotive and saloon coach

Photograph depicts a British locomotive, the "Dunrobin" and saloon coach that had just been given the clearance for the run to Marpole and then to Steveston. Visible is BCER track in New Westminster beside the Rayonier lumber mill that was since destroyed by fire in 1966.

"Dunrobin" locomotive and saloon coach

Photograph depicts a British locomotive, the "Dunrobin," and a saloon coach. The locomotive was on a test run between New Westminster and Steveston on BCER track beside the Rayonier lumber mill that had since been consumed by a fire. As part of its recent overhaul, automatic couplings were fitted in the front of the locomotive and at the rear of the coach. A bell was also placed under the main frame and lamps as well as a generator were added.

"Dunrobin" locomotive and saloon coach

Photograph depicts a British locomotive, the "Dunrobin" and a saloon coach on a test run at the BCER track between New Westminster and Steveston. It had just underwent an overhaul. Rear view of the coach is on BCER track between New Westminster and Marpole.

"Dunrobin" locomotive and saloon coach

Photograph depicts a British locomotive, the "Dunrobin," and a saloon coach. The locomotive was about to start a roundtrip to Steveston via Marpole on the BCER track in order to test steaming, bearings, running time, and water consumption. It was its second steaming as it had underwent an overhaul in 1966 not since done until 1940's in the U.K.

"Dunrobin" locomotive and saloon coach

Photograph depicts a British locomotive, the "Dunrobin" and a saloon coach on a test run at the BCER track between New Westminster and Marpole. The train was forced to stop because of working going on along the line 200 yards behind the camera.

"Dunrobin" locomotive and saloon coach

Photograph depicts a British locomotive, the "Dunrobin, " and a saloon coach on BCER track in New Westminster. It was on its second steaming trial since the 1940's after it had underwent a complete overhaul at the BCER locomotive shed in New Westmintster in 1966. "Dunbrobin" en route to Steveston via Marpole.

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