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
18.38: Power Line Near Deleau
Usually the interpreter has to rely on locating a linear clearing in trees in order to determine the direction followed by a power line. This is the case in the northwest 1 and northeast 2 of this area where the route cuts through deciduous woodland. However, by carefully inspecting the area between the woodland areas 3, it is possible to identify not only the poles carrying the lines (from their shadows) 4 but also to see three light-toned strands 5 which are the actual lines.
South of the power line is the CP railway line 6 with sidings 7 at Deleau 8. East of the settlement is a shelterbelt protecting a provincial campsite 9. This is the first photo of a contract, the details of which are given in the bottom right corner 10.
Figure 18.38: Power Line Near Deleau
Vertical air photograph: A20288-1
Flight height: 9,330 feet; lens focal length: 152.17 mm
Scale: 1:15,300 (approx.)
Date: October 30, 1967
Location: Township 7; Range 23WI
Map sheets: 1:250,000 62F Virden
1:50,000 62F/10 Pipestone