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The old Baldwin #7717 Steam Locomotive image, Touch for more information
By Barry Swackhamer, August 21, 2009
The old Baldwin #7717 Steam Locomotive
British Columbia (Columbia-Shuswap Regional District), Field — Baldwin #7717 Steam Locomotive
[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 . . . — Map (db m44339) HM
British Columbia (Columbia-Shuswap Regional District), Field — Kicking Horse PassLe Col du Cheval-Qui-Rue
First recorded in the report of the Palliser expedition of 1857-60, this pass takes its name from an incident in which Dr. James Hector, surgeon in the expedition, was kicked by his horse while exploring in this vicinity. The pass was virtually . . . — Map (db m74545) HM
British Columbia (Columbia-Shuswap Regional District), Rogers Pass — Glacier House
A ninety room hotel complete with bowling alley and observation tower once stood in this quiet clearing!

Operated by the Canadian Pacific Railway from 1887 to 1925, it was used as a base by mountaineers, adventurers and sightseers from all over . . . — Map (db m108665) HM

British Columbia (Columbia-Shuswap Regional District), Rogers Pass — The Loops
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 . . . — Map (db m110556) HM

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