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
18.46: Airfield at Carberry
The airfield 1 at Carberry 2 (abandoned in 1960) was located about a mile (1.6 km) south of the town. As at Hartney there are three runway directions, but in this case the east/west runway 3 is in the north (the reverse of the situation at Hartney). Also in this case there are two runways in each direction, ranging in length from 0.5 to 0.6 miles (0.8-0.95 km) long. Various airport-related buildings are seen in the southwest 4. This area is now occupied by McCain Foods Ltd that employs about 500 people (mostly local) and ships millions of tons of potato products all over the world. Potatoes are grown—mostly under irrigation--on the Assiniboine Delta.
Note also the east/west CP line 5 that runs south of Carberry with trucks on a siding 6 and the north/south CN line 7 with a spur leading to the airfield 8.
Figure 18.46: Airfield at Carberry
Vertical air photograph
Flight height: 11,225 feet a.s.l.; lens focal length: 152.13 mm
Scale: 1:20,400 (approx.)
Date: August 23, 1965
Location: Township 10; Range 14WI
Map sheets: 1:250,000 62G Brandon
1:50,000 62G/14 Carberry