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On CN’s westernmost subdivision, the Skeena between Terrace and Prince Rupert, the halfway point of Kwinitsa (mileage 48.2 from Terrace and 46.4 to Prince Rupert) was a vital communications point before CTC.  On weekdays, a regular Terrace Turn, running as No. 892 eastward from Prince Rupert, was operated to handle logs from Terrace to a pulp mill at Watson Island, and this photo shows the empties eastward behind CN 5589 + 5593 on Tuesday 1981-10-06 at 1159 PDT, with the depot operator providing a roll-by, and his dog ensuring a clear passage (and just missing my camera tripod as it zoomed past).

That Grand Trunk Pacific origin depot has been saved, now relocated to the waterfront in Prince Rupert as the Kwinitsa Railway Station Museum.
Copyright Notice: This image ©Ken Perry all rights reserved.



Caption: On CN’s westernmost subdivision, the Skeena between Terrace and Prince Rupert, the halfway point of Kwinitsa (mileage 48.2 from Terrace and 46.4 to Prince Rupert) was a vital communications point before CTC. On weekdays, a regular Terrace Turn, running as No. 892 eastward from Prince Rupert, was operated to handle logs from Terrace to a pulp mill at Watson Island, and this photo shows the empties eastward behind CN 5589 + 5593 on Tuesday 1981-10-06 at 1159 PDT, with the depot operator providing a roll-by, and his dog ensuring a clear passage (and just missing my camera tripod as it zoomed past).

That Grand Trunk Pacific origin depot has been saved, now relocated to the waterfront in Prince Rupert as the Kwinitsa Railway Station Museum.

Photographer:
Ken Perry [167] (more) (contact)
Date: 1981-10-06 (search)
Railway: Canadian National (search)
Reporting Marks: CN 5589 (search)
Train Symbol: No. 892 (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Skeena sub. (48.2) (search)
City/Town: Kwinitsa (search)
Province: British Columbia (search)
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3 Comments
  1. Wonderful image!

  2. A timeless photo!!

  3. Those bent handrails on the front look like an Overland Models brass HO scale unit

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