RailPictures.Net Photo: CN 3144 Canadian National Railway GE ET44AC at Whistler, British Columbia, Canada by Jason Cary
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Canadian National Railway (more..)
GE ET44AC (more..)
Cheakamus Canyon  (more..)
Whistler, British Columbia, Canada (more..)
July, 2019
Locomotive No./Train ID Photographer
CN 3144 (more..)
Jason Cary (more..)
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Remarks & Notes 
The New Road and the Old. In the 1870's a trail through the British Columbia Wilderness was constructed to offer ranchers a way to move cattle from the interior near Lillooet and Pemberton to the the seaport at Squamish. The trail was quite a accomplishment at the time, but as far as anyone knows only one herd of cattle was ever moved over the mountainous trail. The undulating terrain and conditions supposedly killed most of the herd before it ever made it to Squamish. The trail was mostly used by miners and lumbermen seeking fortune. Later it was used as a early road . Until the arrival of the railroad in 1912 it was the only way to Whistler. I can only imagine a Model T climbing this isolated and rural trail. The railroad arrived in 1912, and the road fell into disrepair as a 4x4 trail. Today the trail is part of the scenic Sea-To-Sky Trail. Deep in Cheakamus Canyon the old road follows the new road (the railroad). The Pacific Great Eastern built this spectacular railroad to open the British Columbia's interior to settlement and the extraction of natural resources. Train 570 lead by a new Tier IV GE drops downgrade on wet rail, across one of the many bridges in Cheakamus Canyon.
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