A tribute to the engineers of the mountain division of the Canadian Pacific Railway. This photogravure supplement shows some of the difficulties that face the engineers of a division that has never lost a passenger’s life.
AFTER A WASH-
A TRAIL OF DESTRUCTION left behind after a mighty torrent has swept on its savage journey, is shown in the middle photograph. But the trains must run. The engineers must work day and night to clear the road. The illustration below shows part of a mountain-
(Top) THE GREATEST MENACE against which the Canadian Pacific engineers have to contend is that of snow. The centre of these three illustrations shows a rotary plough, in front of a pusher engine, working through a tremendous snowdrift. A wedge plough (left) then cleans the cut. The right-
(Bottom) A REMARKABLE ENGINEERING FEAT was carried out at Salmon River in March, 1930, without one train having been cancelled. These four illustrations show how a bridge was demolished and a new one erected in its place, and put into service on the same day. The partly demolished bridge is shown in the first of these pictures, looking from left to right. The second picture shows the new one. The third illustration is of the old structure at the moment of its demolition. Having served its time the bridge falls into the Salmon River (extreme right).
A STRIKING EXAMPLE of the skill with which the Canadian Pacific Railway clears its tracks is shown in the top picture of the west portal of the Connaught Tunnel -
ONE OF THE WEAPONS AND ONE OF THE BATTLES. The second picture shows a ingle-
[From part 29, published 16 August 1935]
“The Track’s Heavy Artillery” in Railway Wonders of the World