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Chapter 18: Transport and Communications: Past and Present

18.42: Oil Pipeline West of Wawanesa

The oil pipeline route is seen as a straight light-toned line in the south 1. Note the bend in the east 2 so that the line could cross a road at a sharp angle without disturbing too much of the road surface.

Two abandoned railway lines are also very clear: the CN line trending northwest/southeast 3 and the CP line trending northeast/southwest 4 that intersect at Methven Junction 5. A single elevator, identified by its shadow shape 6, is located at Banting on the CP line. PTH 2 7 cuts across the southern edge.

The land shown is flat fertile agricultural land developed on lakebed sediments. By the time the photo was taken (mid-October) crops had been harvested, resulting in light-toned fields with distinctive patterns 8. Some have been cultivated in preparation for next year’s crop, resulting in very dark tones 9. Notice that on this fall photo, deciduous trees along a small creek in the centre have changed colours, resulting in a light tone 10.

Figure 18.42: Oil Pipeline West of Wawanesa

Figure 18.42: Oil Pipeline West of Wawanesa

Figure 18.42

Vertical air photograph

Flight height: 13,700 feet a.s.l.; lens focal length: 151.87 mm

Scale: 1:24,400 (approx.)

Date: October 11, 1966

Location: Townships 7 and 8; Ranges 17 and 18WI

Map sheets: 1:250,000 62G Brandon

                    1:50,000 62G/12 Wawanesa