Near Rogers Pass in Columbia-Shuswap Regional District, British Columbia — The Canadian Pacific
For many years steam locomotives on the mainline of the Canadian Pacific Railway rumbled across these stone pillars.
Construction of the railway through these rugged mountains was a constant struggle. In this area, steep-sided valleys and cascading rivers required an intricate series of loops and bridges along the line.
The loops contained curves equal to several complete circles and allowed the railway to climb into Rogers Pass at a reasonable grade.
Loop Brook was first bridged at two points in 1885. In 1908 the original wooden trestles were replaced by steel spans resting on stone pillars. Eight years later the CPR abandoned this part of its line and the stone pillars of Loop Brook valley were left as monuments to the skill of our pioneers.
Location. 51° 15.569′ N, 117° 32.266′ W. Marker is near Rogers Pass, British Columbia, in Columbia-Shuswap Regional District. Marker is on Trans-Canada Highway (Provincial Highway 1), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is next to a paved pull-out just east of the entrance of the Loop Brook campground. Marker is in this post office area: Rogers Pass, British Columbia V0E 2S0, Canada.
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within 3 kilometers of this marker, measured Glacier House (approx. 3.1 kilometers away).
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 25, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 24, 2017, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page has been viewed 59 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 24, 2017, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.