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 Posted: Wed Mar 15th, 2017 05:13 am
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Ken C

Joined: Tue Jun 16th, 2015
Location:  Calgary, Alberta Canada
Posts: 1026
I always have a chuckle when the timesaver discussion comes up, as there was a prototype timesaver? railway yard built in 1895, 18 years before John Allen was born in 1913. The yard was built by the Canadian Pacific Railway and located in Sandon BC.

Along with a switchback at the start of grade, the line was 4.85% to get into Sandon. The line was built to serve the town, mines and mills located there.

Ken Clark

Kaslo & Slocan Railway
International Navigation & Trading Co
Kootenay Railway & Navigation Co.
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