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Chapter 18: Transport and Communications: Past and Present

18.4: Railway Loop East of Deerwood

This low-level, large-scale photo shows detail of the railway loop 1 seen on figure 18.3. The line rises by 300 feet (91.5 m) between the eastern and western edges of the area shown without experiencing a steep gradient. This is not quite on a par with the spiral tunnels in the Rockies, but the strategy avoids the steep gradient that would occur if the line climbed directly up the face of the Assiniboine Delta. Note also a newly constructed stretch of PTH 23 in the southwest 2 and two pits (3 and 4) exploiting sand and gravel of two north-northwest/south-southeast trending Lake Agassiz strandlines (5 and 6).

Figure 18.4: Railway Loop East of Deerwood

Figure 18.4: Railway Loop East of Deerwood

Figure 18.4

Vertical air photograph: A16183-31

Flight height: 10,050 feet a.s.l.; lens focal length: 152.4 mm

Scale: 1:17,600 (approx.)

Date: July 22, 1958

Location: Township 5; Range 7W1

Map sheets: 1:250,000 62G Brandon

1:50,000 62G/8 Miami