Canadian Pacific Railway Collection

This is a selection of photographs from the Canadian Pacific Railway Collection. Use the Vancouver Public Library's Historical Photographs search to find more photographs from this collection.
Description: 'Locomotive 683 heads a royal train carrying the Duke and Duchess of York, as it leaves Field on October 4, 1901. Four pusher locomotives (two more than usual) have been assigned to the ten car train, perhaps indicating that the CPR did not wish the future King George to come to grief on the Big Hill. The photograph was taken by renowned mountaineer Edward Whymper.Pole, p. 45.: (1995), The Spiral Tunnels and the Big Hill, Altitude Publishing Canada Ltd., Canmore, Alberta
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Description: CPR Empress Hotel in Victoria under construction.
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Description: Indigenous men, small boy and handcar on tracks. Also in CPR Archives; A.1446
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Description: Also in CPR Archives; A.1498.
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Description: C.P.R. locomotive #374 (coal burning) and box cars on Salmon River steel bridge at M.136.75 - Fraser River. Also in CPR Archives; A.1484
Type of Resource(s): still image
Description: Great Northern Railway's Chinese track gang.
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Description: Alongside the CPR pier (began service in Vancouver in 1909). Many people on the pier and the vessel. ''The parting at the dock'. Vancouver, B.C. Timms'.
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Description: Leaving Vancouver. May be the Empress of India when the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and York (later George V and Queen Mary) visited (October 1st).
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Description: Some vessels partially visible.
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Description: Terminus for trains and ships at the foot of Granville in 1904 or 1906. Harbour, ship, and mountains are partially visible in background. Wagons in foreground. Also available as a lantern slide (66658).
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Description: A line of carriages sit west of the terminus for CPR trains and ships at the foot of Granville. A train is behind them and beyond are some downtown buildings, including Spencer's (right) and Kelly Douglas with Gault's next door (centre).
Type of Resource(s): still image
Description: Terminus for trains and ships at the foot of Granville. People are possibly waiting to buy lots (in Shaughnessy?). Several people have bicycles.
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