A blog about David's train postcard collection from 1898 to current: memories, experiences, thoughts and reflections.
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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.