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Chapter 18: Transport and Communications: Past and Present

18.21: Train and Transformer Station at Rosser

A feature of prairie trains is their enormous length. Shown here is the CP line 1 at Rosser 2, northwest of Winnipeg. A train on the line 3 is pulled by three engines 4 and is a mile (1.6 km) long. PR 221 out of Winnipeg 5 runs parallel to the railway line.

Another aspect of transport is the movement of electricity to southern markets from large power stations in northern Manitoba. Shown here is a complex of transformers and pylons at the Dorsey Converter Station 6 where DC from northern Manitoba is transformed into AC for distribution throughout the province. A spur line from the railway line leads into the area 7. Numerous pylons—identified from their shadows—can be seen 8; and by careful scrutiny of the original photo with a magnifying glass so too can power lines running between them 9.

Figure 18.21: Train and Transformer Station at Rosser

Figure 18.21: Train and Transformer Station at Rosser

Figure 18.21

Vertical air photograph: MB 95004-33

Flight height: 7,000 feet a.s.l.; lens focal length: 152.815 mm

Scale: 1:11,500 (approx.)

Date: May 14, 1995

Location: Township 12; Range 1E

Map sheets: 1:250,000 62H Winnipeg

                    1:50,000 62H/14 Winnipeg