MP-0000.158.138 | Four tunnels on the C. P. R., Fraser River Canyon, BC, about 1923

 
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Photograph, glass lantern slide
Four tunnels on the C. P. R., Fraser River Canyon, 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
MP-0000.158.138
© McCord Museum
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"Fraser Canyon -- Four Tunnels: The railway follows the canyon, at often a considerable height above the river bank, the track hewn from the solid rock, and not only crossing from side to side of the canyon, but also tunneling through great rock spurs. At Spuzzum, four tunnels are located in rapid succession, as seen in this picture. This section of the railway commands the admiration of all passengers for the way it has overcome apparently insuperable difficulties."

Excerpt from "ACROSS CANADA BY C. P. R.", Section 7--The Pacific Coast; booklet, McGill University Illustrated Lectures, 1928.