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Foreword
Preface
Glossary

Chapter 18: Transport and Communications: Past and Present

18.6: Topographic Influence on Route Ways in the Binscarth/Millwood Area

In the west is seen the south-flowing Assiniboine River 1 with a deeply incised creek 2 flowing northwest to join it (off the photo). This creek backs toward another in the southeast 3 that flows towards Silver Creek—an Assiniboine tributary. The CP line 4 between Binscarth (off the photo to the southeast) and Millwood (off the photo to the northwest) exploits the two creek valleys running down the valley side 5 of one creek and along the floor of the other 6 and up its side 7, avoiding steep gradients in the process.

Also noticeable is the route of PR 478 8 that runs along the side of an Assiniboine tributary 9 valley in the west and follows a hairpin bend 10 down the side of another creek in the east.

Figure 18.6: Topographic Influence on Route Ways in the Binscarth/Millwood Area

Figure 18.6: Topographic Influence on Route Ways in the Binscarth/Millwood Area

Figure 18.6

Vertical air photograph: A15532-22

Flight height: 20,000 feet a.s.l.; lens focal length: 6 inches

Scale: 1:35,200 (approx.)

Date: October 9, 1956

Location: Township 19; Range 28 and 29W1

Map sheets: 1:250,000 62K Riding Mountain

                    1:50,000 62K/11 Binscarth