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Foreword
Preface
Glossary

Chapter 18: Transport and Communications: Past and Present

18.16: Railway Line Abandonment Near Bunclody, The 1937 Situation

Railway line abandonment began early in southwest Manitoba and continues to the present.

The eastward-flowing Souris River 1 is incised into the floor of the steep-sided 2 glacial spillway. The abandoned settlement of Bunclody 3 was located south of the Souris River near the eastern edge of the photo. A railway angles down the wooded south side of the spillway 4, crosses the Souris on a high bridge 5, crosses the spillway floor 6, and then angles up the north side 7.

In addition to the railway line, the north/south trending PR 348 8 crosses the spillway and the Souris River, running diagonally across a small tributary creek valley.

Figure 18.16: Railway Line Abandonment Near Bunclody, The 1937 Situation

Figure 18.16: Railway Line Abandonment Near Bunclody, The 1937 Situation

Figure 18.16

Vertical air photograph: A5591-13

Flight height: 9,600 feet a.s.l.; lens focal length: 6 inches

Scale: 1:18,900 (approx.)

Date: July 18, 1937

Location: Townships 6 and 7; Ranges 19 and 20WI

Map sheets: 1:250,000 62F Virden

1:50,000 62F/9 Souris