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Former "A" Pier of the CPR

Photograph depicts the former "A" Pier of the CPR near the entrance to Coal Harbour. Undergoing dismantling or major renovation of the pier. The steam crane on a scow belonged to Vancouver Pile Driving and Contracting Co. Ltd. Left of th...

"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...

Cannery, Fraser River

Photograph depicts a cannery at the seaward entrance to the south arm of the combined north arm of the Fraser river. Visible are a few rusted anchors. One was marked "Locomotive B.C. 100 Ibs. 1943 U.S. Navy."

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