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Foreword
Preface
Glossary

Chapter 18: Transport and Communications: Past and Present

18.18: Railway Line Abandonment West of Elm Creek

The area shown is a region of wooded sand dunes, south of Portage la Prairie. Where woodland has been removed, the mottled appearance of the sandy soils 1 is plainly visible. The main CP line runs east/west 2 through the area between Elm Creek (off the photo to the east) and Haywood (off the photo to the west). The route of an abandoned north/south railway line is also visible especially where it cuts through woodland 3.

PTH 2 4 is located north of the CP line. It is elevated to prevent snow accumulation that necessitates numerous small bridges 5 or embankments across the ditches on either side of the road.

Note that shadows are thrown slightly south of west 6 indicating that the photo was taken early in the morning.

Figure 18.18: Railway Line Abandonment West of Elm Creek

Figure 18.18: Railway Line Abandonment West of Elm Creek

Figure 18.18

Vertical air photograph: A16575-32

Flight height: 8,800 feet a.s.l.; lens focal length: 152.34 mm

Scale: 1:16,500 (approx.)

Date: June 22, 1959

Location: Township 8; Range 5WI

Map sheets: 1:250,000 62G Brandon

                    1:50,000 62G/  St. Claude