Chapter 18: Transport and Communications: Past and Present
By virtue of its coastline along
In the latter part of the 19th century and the early 20th century, numerous railway lines criss-crossed southern
Roads have to some extent replaced the railway lines. They have a general east/west alignment (the Trans-Canada Highway No. 1, The Yellowhead Route No. 16, PTH 2 and PTH 3) or north/south alignment (PTH 10 and PTH 5). The main sources of electricity are in the southeast and the north. Power lines carry electricity to most parts of the province. They can be seen on air photos especially where they cut through wooded land. Similarly the routes followed by oil and gas pipelines are identifiable because when they are buried the soil is disturbed to result in a different tone or colour than the surrounding land, a variation that is easily detected on air photos. The topography of southern
18.18: Railway Line Abandonment West of Elm Creek
The area shown is a region of wooded sand dunes, south of
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
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