Shuswap and Okanagan Railway facilitated early settlement by Jim Cooperman

Jim’s latest (July 5 2013) …

If and when the Shuswap is fortunate to have a rails-to-trail between Sicamous and Grindrod or Armstrong, it will be one of the last regions in southern B.C. to have this exceptional recreational feature. Yet, the now abandoned railway track that may become available was the province’s first spur line off the C.P.R. when it was fully completed in 1892.  The contribution that the Shuswap and Okanagan Railway made to both the settlement of our region and to the growth of the province cannot be overstated.

read the rest including the postscript that has some fascinating details from the 1887 survey report and see the images at:

http://shuswappassion.ca/shuswap/shuswap-and-okanagan-railway-facilitated-early-settlement/

Author: Tim Lavery

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