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Chapter 18: Transport and Communications: Past and Present

18.9: Railway Line Abandonment Near Treesbank, 1974

This smaller-scale photo covers a smaller area than figure 18.8. The north-flowing Souris River 1 joins the southeast-flowing Assiniboine 2 just off the photo to the north. By this time (1974) the CP line had been long abandoned but its former location is obvious 3. The supporting pillars for the bridge across the Souris still exist, but the platform is gone 4. Also the protective fences no longer exist 5. Note also the route followed by PR 530 6 as it crosses Oak Creek 7, a Souris tributary.

Figure 18.9: Railway Abandonment Near Treesbank, 1974

Figure 18.9: Railway Abandonment Near Treesbank, 1974

Figure 18.9

Vertical air photograph: A23692-33

Flight height: 13,700; lens focal length: 6 inches

Scale: 1:24,400 (approx.)

Date: May 12, 1974

Location: Township 8; Range 16WI

Map sheets: 1:250,000 62G Brandon

                    1:50,000 62G/12 Wawanesa