[Mt. Fox and Mt. Dawson, Selkirk Mountains Alberta Canada]

http://libexh.library.vanderbilt.edu/impomeka/2015-exhibit/MS0827-P-Selkirk_Mountains-1902.jpg
Creation: 1902

Crossing the Selkirk Mountain Range completed the transcontinental Canadian Pacific Railway in 1885, connecting remote British Columbia by land to the rest of newly-unified Canada. Ten years of reconnaissance surveys on foot and horseback preceded railway construction. Building the railway presented engineers with formidable challenges, like keeping the line clear. About 40 feet of snow fell on this rail line every winter it was in use. No trains ran for months in the first winter of operation.

Title

[Mt. Fox and Mt. Dawson, Selkirk Mountains Alberta Canada]

Date

Creation: 1902

Description

Crossing the Selkirk Mountain Range completed the transcontinental Canadian Pacific Railway in 1885, connecting remote British Columbia by land to the rest of newly-unified Canada. Ten years of reconnaissance surveys on foot and horseback preceded railway construction. Building the railway presented engineers with formidable challenges, like keeping the line clear. About 40 feet of snow fell on this rail line every winter it was in use. No trains ran for months in the first winter of operation.

Rights

Public Domain

Format

Photochroms

Source

MSS0827, Howard Gottlieb and William H. Jackson Collection

Files

http://libexh.library.vanderbilt.edu/impomeka/2015-exhibit/MS0827-P-Selkirk_Mountains-1902.jpg

Citation

“[Mt. Fox and Mt. Dawson, Selkirk Mountains Alberta Canada],” Gallery, accessed December 8, 2022, https://gallery.library.vanderbilt.edu/items/show/832.