MP-0000.158.133 | Quintette Tunnels, near Penticton, BC, about 1923

Photograph, glass lantern slide
Quintette Tunnels, near Penticton, BC, about 1923
Anonyme - Anonymous
About 1923, 20th century
Silver salts and transparent ink on glass - Gelatin dry plate process
8 x 10 cm
Gift of Mr. Stanley G. Triggs
© McCord Museum
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"Quintette Tunnels: Leaving Penticton, the railway climbs up into Cascade range through rugged scenery of a noble character, and , following the Coquihalla River, joins the main line of the Canadian Pacific at Petain. A most impressive engineering feat is the "Quintette Tunnels" -- five tunnels in such perfect alignment that a view is obtained through all of them at once. At the portal of each, the walls rise sheer for hundreds of feet, while the gap to the next tunnel is bridged by a steel span. Underneath, the Coquihalla River, a raging torrent, zigzags its way between them."

Excerpt from "ACROSS CANADA BY C. P. R.", Section 6--Southern British Columbia; booklet, McGill University Illustrated Lectures, 1928.