Collection jas-2543 - Jasper Yellowhead Historical Society Railroad photograph collection

The new icehouse under construction in Jasper, Alberta. The Jasper town site, Jasper National Park, Alberta. Group at the railroad roundhouse, Jasper, Alberta. Engineers and a locomotive in front of the Fitzhugh Railroad Station, Jasper National Park, Alberta. Steam Locomotive #5156, Jasper National Park, Alberta. A tracklayer, east of Jasper, Jasper National Park, Alberta. The construction of a trestle bridge over the McLennen River. A wooden railroad trestle bridge. A railroad handcar near Yellowhead at Mile 128, British Columbia. W. H. Robinson in Indian clothing, Jasper National Park, Alberta.
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Jasper Yellowhead Historical Society Railroad photograph collection

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CA JAS jas-2543

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  • [1910]-1929 (Creation)
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    Jasper Yellowhead Historical Society, collector

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53 photographs : b&w prints

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In the early 1960s the Jasper Yellowhead Historical Society began collecting photographs on various subjects pertaining to Jasper's history. These photographs relating to the railways were gathered from various sources to form this collection.

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The collection consists of photographs of the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway including views of the Jasper station, and the railyard, employees, railroad construction, the first train coast to coast and views of the Jasper townsite. The collection also consists of a series of photographs of the Grand Trunk Pacific Railways engineers camp, mile 156, BC (1910-1914). Shown are the buildings, a bear cub and some of the people there at the time, including; George A. Brown, Mrs. F. J. George, Flave George Jr., Mary George, Margaret George, Mr. F.W. Hindle and [Mrs. Roe]. Also included in this series are photographs of the GTP engineer's boat, "The Bald Faced Horse", on the Fraser River [191-] and railroad construction west of Jasper [ca 1911]. The collection also consists of photographs of railroad accidents (nd) and the last passenger train through Jasper (1981). Passenger train service was later restored.

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Record No. ID156<br><br>

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