026 - PGE's inaugural train to Squamish

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026

Title

PGE's inaugural train to Squamish

Contributor

Bennett, W.A.C. (September 6, 1900 - February 23, 1979)

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The original photograph was recorded to be from August 28, 1956 and pictured Premier W.A.C. Bennet on the far right.

Additional information from Trevor Mills, 01/2012: This photo is to early for 1956 as the original caption says. The use of sides on a flat car to carry people was outlawed by 1956. The caboose behind the engine had been scrapped by this time. The first run to Squamish was pulled by diesels and not steam. Trevor Mills' father, PGE locomotive engineer Bert Mills who came to Squamish in 1954 following employment with the CPR after arriving from England in 1948. was on the train. This was probably the first through train to Lillooet in 1915. The premier at the time was James McBride.

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Source

Mills, Trevor. Archivist, West Coast Railway Heritage Park. January 8, 2012.

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34.1 KiB

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October 12, 2011 11:22 AM

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