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"Master" tug

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

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 insta...

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.

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.

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 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 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 "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.

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 remove...

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.

RCAF Langer

Photograph depicts an RCAF Langer that was erected in 1942 as part of a flying boat base to counter possible Japanese sea and activities. It was used subsequently as whaling station premises.

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.

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 C...

Rail and road lane at the end of Homer St.

Photograph depicts a view looking northeast down a rail and road lane at the west end of Homer St. in Vancouver. It shows CP box car #296105 with end loading doors, built in November 1951. The car was empty. The rail in this area is dated 1911.

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).

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.

CPR depot Vancouver

Photograph depicts a shay locomotive en-route for preservation at the National Museum of Science in Ottawa. It was previously owned by Elk Falls Ltd., near Campbell River, Vancouver Island and was taken out of regular service on October 9, 1973.

CPR depot Vancouver

Photograph depicts a shay locomotive which was last steamed in service on October 9, 1973. Here, it was en-route to the National Museum of Sciene in Ottawa. It was off-loaded at the CPR dock from the Gulf of Georgia barge. Now it was to be loaded ...

CPR depot Vancouver

Photograph depicts a close up of a shay locomotive last steamed in service at the Elk Falls Mile near Campbell River on October 9, 1973. Here, it was on en-route to the National Museum of Sciene in Ottawa after being off-loaded from a Gulf of Geor...

CPR line in Vancouver

Photograph depicts a view between Drake and Pacific Streets, on the edge of the CPR Drake St. yards in Vancouver. The view is looking east and the Archibald Agencies located at 328 Drake St. are on the left. Some of the rail on the siding is date...

CPR yards on Drake St.

Photograph depicts the CPR yards at Drake St. The view is looking east to the Cambie St. bridge in Vancouver. The track behind the camera leads to the Homer St. warehouse complex.

Mainland St. in Vancouver

Photograph depicts the 1500 block of Mainland St. in Vancouver. The boxcar in the view is CN #521160. The switch at Helmcken St. is still in position but not usable because it has been partially black topped and had the rods removed.

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