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
18.28: The Yellowhead Route Near Russell
The Yellowhead Route, a more northerly route across Canada than the Trans-Canada Highway, diverges from the latter west of Portage la Prairie, then passes by Neepawa, Minnedosa, and Russell and on into Saskatchewan. Shown here is PTH 45 1 that follows the township line between townships 20 and 21, then bypasses Russell 2 to the south 3 and becomes Highway 16 4 (part of the Yellowhead Route) to the west. PTH 41 5 from the south, bypasses Russell to the west and becomes PTH 83 to the north 6. Both PTH 41 and PTH 83 follow north/south section lines.
Russell’s location at the intersection of north/south and east/west routes has aided its economic development (population of 1428 in 2006).
Also visible are railway lines: the CP line 7 runs through Russell and then north to Inglis; the CN line 8 enters Russell from the east and runs northwest to Shellmouth.
Figure 18.28: The Yellowhead Route Near Russell
Vertical air photograph: A21753-10
Flight height: 24,500 feet a.s.l.; lens focal length: 3.37 inches
Scale: 1:79,200 (approx.)
Date: July 30, 1970
Location: Townships 20 and 21; Ranges 27, 28 and 29WI
Map sheets: 1:250,000 62K Riding Mountain
1:50,000 62K/14 Inglis