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    Abandoned barge loading slip - CPR Nakusp branch.

    This line was isolated from the rest of the CPR system and they used barges to bring trains in. This is the loading slip. The last train on the line was about six months prior to my visit way back in 1989. To see bigger pictures or to read more, go here...
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    Abandoned steam locomotive on CPR’s BIG Hill.

    Location: Canada - CPR's abandoned BIG HILL trackage, near the Spiral Tunnels. The steam locomotive seen here has sat abandoned for over 100 years. Used in construction of the CPR’s famous Spiral Tunnels that bypassed the problematic “Big Hill”, when this project was completed the engine was...
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    An old abandoned bridge in 2012 being repaired in 1947.

    An old abandoned bridge in 2012 being repaired in 1947. Location: Deep in the Canadian prairies. "For this report we find ourselves exploring the lonely plains southwest of Medicine Hat. Initially it appears there is not much to see, but when we look a bit closer history starts to unfold...
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    Flat car abandoned for at least 100 years.

    The ancient flat car seen here was discovered along the rail bed of the long abandoned Frank and Grassy Mountain railway, in Alberta Canada. This line, built to service coal mines in the area, was shut down in 1913. The car is relatively intact and appears to be missing it's decking. The trucks... is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to - An online railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used railroad books. Railroad pictorials, railroad history, steam locomotives, passenger trains, modern railroading. Hundreds of titles available, most at discount prices! We also have a video and children's book section. - An online model railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used books. Layout design, track plans, scenery and structure building, wiring, DCC, Tinplate, Toy Trains, Price Guides and more.

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