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Western Canada Railway Musuems
Story and photos by Jerry W. Bird

Sweet Apple Station at rail museum in Squamish

Sweet Apple Railway Station (would you believe it's a movie prop?)

Like many Canadian cities, Vancouver is a child of the CPR, which was British Columbia's one way ticket to Confederation in 1867. After all these decades, railways still hold a fascination for many Canadians, which is why I was so thrilled with my first visit to the West Coast Heritage Park in Squamish at the north end of Howe Sound. We came as guests of BC Rail, arriving via the Royal Hudson tour from the North Vancouver terminal. Following a delicious brunch in the elegant vintage dining car, our group traveled by bus to the museum site, which was far larger and more impressive than I had ever envisioned it would be.

Watch for the full story on this page very soon, but for the moment, we present several views of the park we captured during the recent visit. Captions and much more detail to come. This story will be featured in BC Scene Magazine's summer 2001 edition and will be repeated in the 2002 yearbook.

Our visit to the West Coast Railway Heritage Park was enhanced by a colourful, professional presentation by our Tour Guide James Larcombe (left and above right). We know you will enjoy his colourful description, as you explore the various facets of railway operation in BC since the 1890s. Details to come.

 West Coast Railway Heritage Park
PO Box 2387 Squamish, BC, V0N 2G0
Phone 604 898 9336, fax 604 898 9349
e-mail: manager@wcra.org
More details: www.wcra.org

More Railway Memorabilia:
Heritage Park Railway- Calgary, Alberta
History of the CPR
White Pass & Yukon Route

Light Rail- BC Transit Museum Society
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www.trams.bc.ca or www.city.vancouver.bc.ca/streetcar

Send your input, photos or items regarding the street cars and rail travel in general to : Make Tracks- airhwy@dowco.com

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