Vintage: Canadian Pacific Railway Locomotives (1880s)

Vintage: Canadian Pacific Railway Locomotives (1880s)


The construction of the national railway by the Canadian Pacific Railway company in the 1880s is inextricably linked with the settlement and development of Western Canada. Glenbow Museum has an extensive collection of more than 6000 railway-related historic photographs, which document the building and operation of the CPR as well as other railways in the West. The locomotives in these photographs, many of which can be identified by their numbers, were photographed in Alberta and British Columbia. The photographs show the engines on the prairies and in the Rocky Mountains, in roundhouses, at stations, with their crews, and ploughing their way through immense amounts of snow.

Canadian Pacific Railway Engine 154 on Mountain Creek bridge, Beaver Valley, Selkirks, British Columbia. Date: [ca. 1884-1886]

Canadian Pacific Railway Engine 154 on Mountain Creek bridge, Beaver Valley, Selkirks, British Columbia. Date: [ca. 1884-1886]

Canadian Pacific Railway locomotive in the Rockies. Date: [ca. 1880s]

Canadian Pacific Railway locomotive in the Rockies. Date: [ca. 1880s]

Canadian Pacific Railway snow plough, Rogers Pass, British Columbia. Date: [ca. 1887-1889]

Canadian Pacific Railway snow plough, Rogers Pass, British Columbia. Date: [ca. 1887-1889]

Canadian Pacific Railway rotary snow plough, Rogers Pass, British Columbia. Date: [ca. 1887-1889]

Canadian Pacific Railway rotary snow plough, Rogers Pass, British Columbia. Date: [ca. 1887-1889]

Canadian Pacific Railway crew at Donald, British Columbia. Date: [ca. 1887-1889]

Canadian Pacific Railway crew at Donald, British Columbia. Date: [ca. 1887-1889]

Canadian Pacific Railway locomotive, Rogers Pass, British Columbia. Date: [ca. 1887-1889]

Canadian Pacific Railway locomotive, Rogers Pass, British Columbia. Date: [ca. 1887-1889]

Canadian Pacific Railway engine 146 at Medicine Hat, Alberta. Date: [ca. 1890s]

Canadian Pacific Railway engine 146 at Medicine Hat, Alberta. Date: [ca. 1890s]

Canadian Pacific Railway engine 465, Alyth roundhouse, Alberta. Date: [ca. 1890s]

Canadian Pacific Railway engine 465, Alyth roundhouse, Alberta. Date: [ca. 1890s]

Canadian Pacific Railway locomotive at roundhouse at Gleichen, Alberta. Date: [ca. 1885]

Canadian Pacific Railway locomotive at roundhouse at Gleichen, Alberta. Date: [ca. 1885]

Canadian Pacific Railway freight train at Devil's Gate, Beaver Canyon, British Columbia. Date: [ca. 1880s]

Canadian Pacific Railway freight train at Devil’s Gate, Beaver Canyon, British Columbia. Date: [ca. 1880s]

Canadian Pacific Railway engine 353. Date: [ca. 1886-1894]

Canadian Pacific Railway engine 353. Date: [ca. 1886-1894]

Canadian Pacific Railway engine 314 at Medicine Hat, Alberta. Date: [ca. 1885-1894]

Canadian Pacific Railway engine 314 at Medicine Hat, Alberta. Date: [ca. 1885-1894]

Canadian Pacific Railway locomotive in Rockies. Date: [ca. 1890s]

Canadian Pacific Railway locomotive in Rockies. Date: [ca. 1890s]

Canadian Pacific Railway engine 314, Field, British Columbia. Date: [ca. 1890-1897]

Canadian Pacific Railway engine 314, Field, British Columbia. Date: [ca. 1890-1897]

Canadian Pacific Railway engine 73 and train, Rogers Pass, British Columbia. Date: [ca. 1887-1889]

Canadian Pacific Railway engine 73 and train, Rogers Pass, British Columbia. Date: [ca. 1887-1889]

Canadian Pacific Railway engines, second is Engine 132. Date: [ca. 1887-1889]

Canadian Pacific Railway engines, second is Engine 132. Date: [ca. 1887-1889]

Engines under repair at Ogden shops, Calgary, Alberta. Date: February 24, 1913

Engines under repair at Ogden shops, Calgary, Alberta. Date: February 24, 1913

via Glenbow Museum


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