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Some nights you never know what's around the next corner and that sure proved correct as we approached Brookmere BC in the middle of the night Oct. 14, 1981.

( I was working as a Trainman out of Revelstoke BC, and had been sent to Penticton to work the Spences Bridge freight for two trips account their regular Trainman booking off. It was a line I had never been on before. )

I thought I was seeing things ! After all, it was 1981, steam had been gone for decades, and there ahead was a water tower complete with not one, but two spouts. Hogger Palmer Sather chuckled and said don't worry, we'll make a stop eastbound so you can get some pictures in daylight.

True to his word, on my second KVR trip, Oct 16, we ground to a halt so I could capture this unique tank which served both the CPR and Great Northern at this former Division Point. Oh if that tank could talk.
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Caption: Some nights you never know what's around the next corner and that sure proved correct as we approached Brookmere BC in the middle of the night Oct. 14, 1981. ( I was working as a Trainman out of Revelstoke BC, and had been sent to Penticton to work the Spences Bridge freight for two trips account their regular Trainman booking off. It was a line I had never been on before. ) I thought I was seeing things ! After all, it was 1981, steam had been gone for decades, and there ahead was a water tower complete with not one, but two spouts. Hogger Palmer Sather chuckled and said don't worry, we'll make a stop eastbound so you can get some pictures in daylight. True to his word, on my second KVR trip, Oct 16, we ground to a halt so I could capture this unique tank which served both the CPR and Great Northern at this former Division Point. Oh if that tank could talk.

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Steve Bradley [39] (more) (contact)
Date: 10/14/1981 (search)
Railway: Canadian Pacific (search)
Reporting Marks: CP 3014 (search)
Train Symbol: Extra (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Princeton (search)
City/Town: Brookmere (search)
Province: British Columbia (search)
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3 Comments
  1. I think I could live there! :)

  2. Yes it does, and once a year they have a small festival honouring the towns former railway history.

  3. Does this artifact remain today? What a beautiful piece of architecture!

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