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Wednesday, November 6, 2019

I Did Not Know This...

I have a lot of pictures of the Spiral Tunnels in my train post card collection. Until today, I did not realize that the trains exiting Spiral Tunnel Number 2
immediately crossed over the Kicking Horse River. The picture on the front of this post card makes that fact perfectly clear! It is a picture of the Imperial Limited, which was the Canadian Pacific Railway's luxury express train. It ran non-stop between Montreal and Vancouver. The train is exiting the second spiral tunnel and crossing over a bridge. The post card was printed and published by The Gowan, Sutton
Company, Limited in Vancouver, British Columbia. A publisher of real photo and printed postcards of the Canadian West. Not only did they produce cards depicting large cities, they captured many hard to reach views within the Canadian Territories. Many of their cards were hand tinted in a simple manner striving for style rather than realism, which created cards in vastly differing quality. While the real photo cards were made in Canada their printed cards were made in England.

1 comment:

  1. Hello Bro. David. I am a Pastor from Mumbai, India. I am glad to stop by your profile on the blogger and the blog post. I am also blessed and feel privileged and honoured to get connected with you as well as know you and your interest in watching birds as well as collecting the cards that have trains pictures of even olden days.Even your marriage that took place on a steam train in fort Edmonton Park. Great memories. I enjoyed those pictures of train that ran between Montreal and Vancouver. I love getting connected with the people of God around the globe to be encouraged, strengthened and prying for one another. I have been in the Pastoral ministry for last 40 yrs in this great city of Mumbai a city with a great contrast where richest of rich and the poorest of poor live. We reach out to the poorest of poor with the love of Christ to bring healing to the brokenhearted. we also encourage young and the adults from the west to come to Mumbai to work with us during their vacation time. We would love to have you and your family come to Mumbai to work with us and also see the very first train that ran between Victoria Terminance to Thane back 1940's . Looking forward to hear from you very soon. God's richest blessings on you, your family and friends. My email id is: dhwankhede(at)gmail(dot)com and my name is Diwakar Wankhede. By the way my son settled in Calgary with his family and I do visit him when ever it is possible. I did visit and spoke in one of the Nazarene church in Edmonton.

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