Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Field in Columbia-Shuswap Regional District, British Columbia — The Canadian Pacific
 

Baldwin #7717 Steam Locomotive

 
 
Baldwin #7717 Steam Locomotive Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 21, 2009
1. Baldwin #7717 Steam Locomotive Marker
Inscription. [English]
Baldwin #7717 Steam Locomotive
This Baldwin 2-6-0 mogul steam engine – builders #7717 – road #6 – 36" gauge locomotive, was built for the North Western Coal & Navigation Co. in 1885. It was originally used to carry bituminous coal on a narrow gauge railway, which connected the C.P.R. mainline with the coal mines near Lethbridge. In 1893 this railway track was converted to standard gauge, causing a surplus of these narrow gauge engines. This engine was purchased in 1907 for the construction of the C.P.R. Spiral Tunnels in the Kicking Horse Valley. When construction was complete in 1908, this engine was abandoned here.

[French]
Locomotive À Vapeur Baldwin No 7717
Puissante locomotive à vapeur, la Baldwin 2-6-0 – constructeurs no 7717 – route 6 – d’un écartement de 36 po, été construite en 1885 pour la North Western Coal & Navigation Co. À l’origine, elle sevait au transport de la houille bitunimeuse sur une voie ferrée au gabarit étroit, laquelle reliait la ligne principale du C.P. aux mines de houille près de Lethbridge. En 1893, le eabarit d’écartement de cette ligne ferroiviaire a été converti, entrainant un surplus de ce type de locomotives. Celle-ci a été achetée en 1907 pour la construction des tunnels en spirale du C.P dans
The old Baldwin #7717 Steam Locomotive image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 21, 2009
2. The old Baldwin #7717 Steam Locomotive
la vallée de la Kicking Horse. Une fois la construction terminée, en 1908, elle a été abandonnée ici.
 
Erected by Banff National Park - Parc national Banff.
 
Location. 51° 25.249′ N, 116° 25.55′ W. Marker is in Field, British Columbia, in Columbia-Shuswap Regional District. Marker can be reached from Trans Canada Highway (Route 1) west of Whispering Wood Lane. Touch for map. It is in Yoho National Park, and may be found along the "Walk in the Past" trail. The trailhead is north-east of Field in the Kicking Horse Campground. Marker is in this post office area: Field, British Columbia V0A 1G0, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within 11 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Kicking Horse Pass (approx. 10.3 kilometers away).
 
More about this marker. At the site of this marker there is a geocache, GCJWNV. If you are there, take some time and look for it. Watch out for bears.
 
Additional keywords. Canadian Pacific Railway
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
Baldwin #7717 Steam Locomotive tender image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 21, 2009
3. Baldwin #7717 Steam Locomotive tender
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 8, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 1,289 times since then and 53 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 8, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
Paid Advertisement