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Canadian Pacific Railway

British Columbia

Roundhouses, shops and other facilities.


Coquitlam a.k.a. POCO (Port Coquitlam)

Drake Street. See: Vancouver

Diesel shop Coquitlam Yard. August 6, 2016 Andy Cassidy


Cranbrook

GP9y 1611 at left with SD40-2 5827 and GP38-2 3103 lead units to right.

 


Field

Not much left of the roundhouse. Open air part not really fitting for this part of BC! More like Victoria.

Turntable still usable. Former passenger station at far left.

A wilderness settlement built especially for the railway. Field, BC 1901 Steve Morris Collection

Field, BC 1940's Doug Phillips Collection


Golden

Built to maintain coal unit trains.


Nanaimo: See Vancouver Island below


Nelson

Yellow modular building (center) remains in use by train crews. Station (large building to right) has been saved.
Everything else is gone! Diesel shop is above and behind station.
Enlarged image



8641_4451 at right. ENLARGE

5760_5717

Nelson power gallery

Turntable is almost hidden (SAFETY)

Fairbanks-Morse power is long gone and soon the diesel shop will be too.

Nelson, BC diesel shop where all of the CLC FM units were assigned.
Pair of CLC road switchers 8709 and 8720 in foreground and another pair behind includes 8717.
CLC covered wagon 4105 in old paint scheme. October 14, 1972 Tom Murray


New Westminister


Penticton

Six views of Pentiction, BC roundhouse Fall 1982 Jim Booth

Diesel fuel tank, propane tank. Shop air reservoir at right.

 


Vancouver

Aerial view of downtown Vancouver yards 1953
Detailed description of facilities.

Drake Street shops

Inside Drake Street Roundhouse near the end.

Drake Street roundhouse last days 1981
and preservation afterwards.

Drake Street shops 1981

STORIES: Memories of Drake Street Roundhouse

Older memories of Drake Street roundhouse

 

Vancouver Terminal improvements 1914
Downtown new station, office building and wharf.

Aerial view of downtown Vancouver yards 1953
Detailed description of facilities.

Views of downtown Vancouver yards 1950's - 1980's.


Vancouver Island

E & N Gallery

Victoria, V.I.

Aerial view of Victoria, VI shops.

View looks northeasterly along Johnson Street on north side of shop buildings. Track at upper right leads to downtown over a now abandoned lift bridge to the new VIA Rail station near downtown and at one time there was an interchange with CNR.
E&N station is in bottom right corner where track leads to Courtenay.

Victoria shops, including interior views.


Nanaimo, V. I.

E&N Railfreight

CPR internal shortline on Vancouver Island 1996 until December 31, 1998.

Appears to be Car Dept. office building. (Above and below)

A second Car Dept. building judging by jacks and brakeshoes.

Weigh scales building. Likely yard office as well.

 

Note very restricted speed over track scales.

3045_3042_3129 and 3079 on shop tracks in Nanaimo. (Above and below). 401021 plow. 434300 van.

Open air diesel facility. Note the long inspection pit. Seen from another angle below. Three photos: J.W.Booth

 

These cars roam the rails across Canada doing ultrasonic testing of the rails to detect defects.

 

 

 

 


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